The Libertines to headline T in the Park festival 2015

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Band are first headliners to be announced for Scottish festival

The Libertines have been announced as the first headliners for T in the Park 2015.

The band are the first to be the announced for this year’s festival, which will be held in its new home of Strathallan Castle on the weekend of July 10-12. Tickets for the festival go on sale February 27 at 9am from the T in the Park website.

Festival Director Geoff Ellis said: “The Libertines are a truly iconic British band, revered as cult heroes by a generation of music fans and adored by the Scottish crowd. They chose Scotland as the destination for their live return on home soil last June, and raised the roof of the Barrowlands with two exhilarating shows.

“We can’t wait to welcome them back in what is a historic year for T in the Park, as we take up residency at our beautiful new home, Strathallan Castle. It’s going to be a very special year for T in the Park, and we can’t wait to welcome you all to Strathallan.”

It was reported earlier this week that Carl Barât had returned from his trip to Thailand where he was writing new Libertines material with Pete Doherty. “Glad to be back in Blighty, proud of what we’ve written in Thailand so far, back out there again soon, mind you,” Barât tweeted.

Pete Doherty has confirmed to NME that the Libertines will be recording their first album in 11 years at Karma Studios in Thailand. The band released a short video in December that showed them signing a record deal with Virgin/EMI in Thailand in lieu of the release.

Barât had previously stated that he was visiting Doherty in Thailand and that the pair had “five new tunes on the workbench”.