The moment everyone has bee waiting for… The Libertines will be headlining at Reading and Leeds!
50 news acts have been announced and there are still many more to come! The BBC Introducing and Alternative stages still have many acts to be released!
So, here is a little background info on the band that gained some notoriety in the early 2000s. Although their mainstream success was initially limited, their profile soon grew with a No. 2 single and No. 1 album on the UK Charts. In December 2004, their self-titled second album was voted the second best album of the year by NME magazine.
In spite of their critical success, the band’s music was often stopped in its tracks from Doherty’s addictions to crack, cocaine, and heroin, which eventually led to the breakup of the band. Doherty has since stated that the breakup of the band was because of relationship issues between Barât and himself that were not related to his drug addictions. The members of The Libertines went on to form new bands with varying degrees of commercial success.