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Carl Barât says The Libertines 'could get bottled off' at Hyde Park gig

Frontman claims British Summer Time Festival appearance 'could be the most boring show anyone's ever seen'

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Carl Barât has said that he and Pete Doherty run the risk of being bottled offstage when The Libertines play their comeback gig at Hyde Park in July.

The frontman says that the Hyde Park gig, which will see the band headline Hyde Park on July 5 as part of the British Summer Time festival, could be either a triumph or a disaster.

"The idea of The Libertines at Hyde Park felt good," Barât tells The Evening Standard. "It could be the most boring show anyone's ever seen. We could get bottled off. Or it could be breathtaking and everyone could lose their minds and their bowel control."

Barât also defends them money he and Doherty are both set to net for the gig, believed to be around £500,000 each, for the group's first live performance since the Reading And Leeds Festivals in 2010. "Kings Of Leon or the Arctic Monkeys get that amount every time they play a gig!" he says. "Is getting paid for your work filthy? If it reassures you, there is an immeasurable amount of anarchy behind the scenes."

Earlier this week The Libertines confirmed details of their second festival headline slot, revealing they will appear at Benicàssim in July.

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