Roll up, roll up – The Libertines’ very own pop-up shop is now open for business. The Bucket Shop, named after an old Libs track that’s been re-recorded for the deluxe edition of ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’, has taken up residence at the Rock’N’Roll Rescue charity shop on Camden’s Parkway and is full of treasures for any die hard fan of Pete, Carl, John and Gary.
“Your very first stop was the bucket shop/To pick the pieces of your life up,” sang Pete on ‘Bucket Shop’. At the pop-up store, you can pick up pieces of the boys in the band’s lives, from Carl’s book Threepenny Memoir to prints, T-shirts and more.
There’s even Libertines-branded tea on offer, although they’ve missed a trick by not calling it The LiberTEAnes. If that’s not your bag, Tim Burgess is serving up his own Tim Peaks coffee.
The Bucket Shop is open late for the two weeks its in operation, meaning not even the 9-5 can get in the way of picking up some memorabilia and trinkets. This week, its doors are open from 12pm-8pm. Week two’s hours are 1pm-9pm.
The Rock’N’Roll Rescue shop is usually home to musical instruments, amps, CDs, records and more, and donates money to local charities like the Trussell Trust food bank and Food For All, which feeds 1,000 people a week. Every purchase from The Bucket Shop includes a donation to the charities supported by Rock’N’Roll Rescue.
Situated right next door to the Dublin Castle, it’s in a perfect location for all the band’s Somewhere Over The Railings “shenanigans”, which take place from August 31 right through to September 4.
The daily programme of events include a Libertines pub quiz, an exclusive screening of a new documentary filmed in Thailand by Roger Sargent, and playbacks of new album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ ahead of its release.
Tickets for all of the events sold out within two minutes of going on sale, but The Bucket Shop is open to all.