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The Libertines to headline charity gig in London next month

The Unity Rocks charity gig is being organised by Libertines band member Gary Powell

Andy Hughes / NME

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The Libertines are to play a special charity gig in London next month.

The band will headline the 'Unity Rocks' gig at O2 Academy Brixton on September 7, with support coming from Ratboy. All proceeds from the show will go to UK charity Hope Not Hate.

The Libertines' Gary Powell, who founded Unity Rocks, said in a statement: "The idea of 'Unity Rocks' is to bring people together, regardless of their creed, colour, religion or whether they voted Brexit or not. This is not about politics or politicians, it's about unifying as a nation and working to make a united, more tolerant Britain; after all, the future is in our hands."

"By using the power of music we hope to 'pluck' the ears of the political elite to our view and make them notice that our voices must be heard - whether it be via song or otherwise," he added.

Tickets for the London show will go on sale this Monday (August 8) at 9am
here. More acts for the London show will be revealed early next week too, while further Unity Rocks gigs across the country are to be announced at a later date.

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