As they gear up to release new album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’, The Libertines cemented their status as Reading and Leeds legends with a headline slot closing 2015’s Reading Festival. Here’s their set’s standout moments in photos…
Pete, Carl, John and Gary arrived onstage to their now-traditional intro track, Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again.
They kicked off with ‘Horror Show’, ‘Vertigo’ and ‘The Delaney’, as well as 2004 single ‘Can’t Stand Me Now’.
The band played a clutch of new songs from new album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’, including single ‘Gunga Din’.
Pete Doherty dedicated ‘Time For Heroes’ to an absent friend “whose life was cut short”.
‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’, the band’s long-delayed third album, is due for release on September 11, a week after its original release date of September 4.
Bassist John Hassall recently said of their reunion: “To have a new album and be touring festivals seemed like an impossible dream.”
The show’s encore comprised ‘What A Waster’, ‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’ and ‘I Get Along’.
At the end of the show, a shirtless Gary Powell told the crowd: “Reading! Hope you had a good weekend, and don’t forget: you are all libertines.”