Watch The Libertines’ first comeback interview for Reading And Leeds Festivals – video

Plus go behind the scenes for this week's NME cover shoot with the band

The Libertines have announced that they are reforming to play the 2010 Reading And Leeds Festivals – and you can watch their first comeback interview on NME.COM now.

To watch the video clip, which includes behind-the-scenes footage from this week’s NME cover shoot with the band, go to the right of the screen now.

In the clip Pete Doherty explained the terms that the band have agreed to reunite under, with the frontman and bandmates Carl Barat, John Hassall and Gary Powell all agreeing to be “honest’ with each other as they prepare for the August 27-29 event.


“I’ve been chomping at the bit for a while now [to reunite],” Doherty told NME.COM. “Potentially it’s a fucking disaster, so we’ve agreed to be honest with each other… rather than walk up in silence and let things get messy and complicated, just be honest.”

Get this week’s issue of NME, on UK newsstands from tomorrow (March 31), for exclusive interviews with this year’s acts, including a cover story with The Libertines.

Guns N’ Roses, Arcade Fire and Blink-182 are set to headline the 2010 bash – while The Libertines are set to reform especially for the event. Read the full 2010 Reading And Leeds Festivals line-up on NME.COM now.

To check the availability of Reading And Leeds Festivals tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

Plus tune into NME Radio via Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727, DAB nationwide or NME.COM/radio for more on the festival.


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