The Libertines reunited

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The Libertines reunited

Three members of The Libertines reunited in the early hours of Saturday morning (May 16) to play live together for the first time since they split in 2004. You can watch video footage of the gig now at NME.COM/theoffice. Photo: James Quinton

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The Libertines reunited

Singer/guitarists Pete Doherty and Carl Barat were joined by drummer Gary Powell onstage at the London Rhythm Factory for a tribute gig to the late Johnny Sedassy, who used to put on gigs by the band, plus those by Doherty's current band Babyshambles and his solo shows. Photo: James Quinton

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The Libertines reunited

Doherty's other band Babyshambles played a set at 2.15am, after which Barat and Powell took the stage to cheers. Babyshambles bassist Drew McConnell remained on stage to complete the four-piece. Photo: James Quinton

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The Libertines reunited

The foursome launched into a frenetic version of early Libertines hit 'What A Waster', with Barat and Doherty sharing a microphone as they sang the lyrics. For a full backstage report head to NME.COM/theoffice. Photo: James Quinton

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The Libertines reunited

The reunited band then played 'Up The Bracket', 'What Katy Did', 'Can't Stand Me Now', 'Time For Heroes' and 'Death On The Stairs', with Doherty leaping into the crowd near the end of the short set. Photo: James Quinton

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The Libertines reunited

Barat and Powell left the stage to more cheers then Babyshambles' Adam Ficek and Mick Whitnall returned – plus a surprise guest. Photo: James Quinton

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The Libertines reunited

The band were joined by their former guitarist Pat Walden, now playing with three-piece Big Dave, for the finale, playing 'Pipedown' and 'Fuck Forever' to close the eventful show in frenetic fashion.Photo: James Quinton

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The Libertines reunited

Watch close-up, side-of-stage video footage of The Libertines' reunion gig - and read an in-depth backstage report, at NME.COM/theoffice. Photo: James Quinton

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