The Libertines to play Reading And Leeds Festivals warm-up gigs next month

Band to warm up for the August event at the Forum

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The Libertines are set to warm up for their performances at the Reading And Leeds Festivals next month by playing the HMV Forum in London.

Co-frontman Carl Barat told BBC Newsbeat that the reunited band will headline the Kentish Town venue before playing Leeds Festival on August 27 and Reading Festival on August 28.

The show will be The Libertines' first full gig as a four-piece since they split in 2004. Details of the gig are yet to be announced.

Speaking of rehearsals for the festival performance, Barat said: "We've got a bit of time blocked out. As I say it's a bit last minute – it always is. Of course we'll be able to do it and we'll be able to do it with aplomb."

The Libertines played several of their most acclaimed gigs at the London venue, with live footage from the Forum featuring in the band's video for 'Can't Stand Me Now'.

Guns N' Roses, Arcade Fire and Blink-182 are set to headline the Main Stage at the Reading And Leeds Festivals (August 27-29).


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