The Libertines decline to comment on Glastonbury rumours

Tabloid reports have tipped the band to play Worthy Farm next summer

The Libertines have declined to comment on rumours that they are set to headline Glastonbury next year.

Tabloid reports suggested that the recently reformed band could play at Worthy Farm in 2015, but a spokesperson for the quartet has given NME a “no comment” in response to the story.

Earlier today, it was reported in The Sun that the festival are deciding which stage the band would headline next summer. An undisclosed source is quoted as saying, “The Libertines have been on Glastonbury’s wish list for ages but shot straight to the top when they saw the appetite for them. They are still deciding if the band will headline the Pyramid or the Other Stage.”

The rumour comes after a string of successful dates for the band this year including a show at London’s Hyde Park and three nights at Alexandra Palace.

No further dates have been announced as yet, however frontman Carl Barat did recently confirm that himself and Pete Doherty had written five new songs towards the band’s prospective third album. “Plan A is to write new things. There’s about five new tunes on the work bench at this stage and that’s just from having been in each other’s company, not even sitting down to write,” revealed Barat. “One’s called ‘Woke Up Again’, but that’s a working title.”

The Libertines’ last release was their self-titled second album in 2004.