Band fill gap left after Florence + The Machine were moved up to headliners
The Libertines are to play Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage tonight (June 26).
The band will play second on the bill to Florence + The Machine in a slot left vacant after that band were moved to headliners following Foo Fighters cancelling their slot at the festival.
Earlier in the day Emily Eavis had revealed that a “top secret” band would take to the stage at 8:20pm and the identity was revealed to fans at the festival when the video screen dropped and Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’ could be heard on the PA system. The Libs then walked on-stage.
The band has hinted at their arrival on site earlier in the day when they posted the following picture on Instagram alongside the caption: “Is that some sort of Tor in the distance? #glastolibs”
The Libertines are expected to release the follow-up to their 2004 self-titled second album later this year. Ahead of the album’s release, The Libertines have also been confirmed as the headliners for both T In The Park and the Reading And Leeds festivals this summer.