The Libertines Confirmed As Final Reading And Leeds Festival Headliners
Pete Doherty and Co are "really excited" to be playing the event, which takes place in August! See the full line-up here...
It’s the third time the band have played the event, making their Main Stage debut in 2003, before returning in 2004.
The band blew the crowds away in 2010 when they famously reunited at the Festivals and now, for the first time, they will take their place as headliners.
In an exclusive video message, Doherty announced: “I’ve just woken up and I can’t stop thinking about playing at Reading & Leeds.”
John Hassall said: "Really excited to be playing Reading and Leeds this year. There is a great vibe in the band and we should be doing some new songs too. So it'll be the best Reading and Leeds ever!”
Gary Powell stated: "We are all extremely happy to be playing Reading and Leeds this year. As Reading and Leeds was the festival that graciously allowed us to perform back in 2010 at our first attempt at reforming, and the audience were amazing in their reception of us, it seems only right that we go back to the scene of the crime and do our best to not only replicate what we did back then - but do better, for the fans and friends we have met along the way.
“Here’s wishing 'us all' luck come R&L. We’ve all got a lot of work to do!!!!I for one am excited for the challenge and looking forward to seeing everybody!"
Festival boss Melvin Benn added: “What a band to announce as our third headliner. The Libertines are part of the Reading & Leeds family and I can’t wait for the boys to walk on to our Main Stages in their rightful place at the top of the bill.”
Reading And Leeds Festival takes place on AUGUST 28 - 30. We can’t wait!