The Libertines announce another European festival date

The band will play Portugal's Optimus Alive on July 12

The Libertines have announced another European festival date for this summer.

The band will play at Optimus Alive festival in Lisbon, Portugal, on July 12 sharing a stage with headliners Arctic Monkeys, Bastille and The Black Keys.

This follows the announcement earlier this year that The Libertines will reunite this summer to play a headline show at London’s Hyde Park on July 5. A warm-up for the Hyde Park show will take place at Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom on June 29.

They subsequently announced they would also be headlining the Spanish Benicàssim Festival, playing on the Saturday night (July 19) on a line-up that also includes Lily Allen, Example and Manic Street Preachers.

Speaking to NME recently about The Libertines‘ forthcoming London show, co-frontman Pete Doherty said he was thinking about finishing off some of the band’s older material for the occasion. “We were talking about doing some new songs,” he explained. “Or even better, finishing some old songs that we always knew should have been on ‘Up The Bracket’ if we could have been arsed. I could hum them and Carl would know about them.”

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