In Pictures: The Libertines Bring ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ To Leeds Festival

The Libertines’ 90-minute long, 23 song set was full of emotion, laughs and fun as they finally made it to headliner status at Leeds Festival tonight.

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Tonight, The Libertines headlined Leeds Festival for the very first time. The band took to the Main Stage to the sounds of Vera Lynn's 'We'll Meet Again', before launching in to 'Horror Show'

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The reunited band played a 23-song strong set, tracks songs from their debut album 'Up The Bracket', 2004's self-titled second and their new record 'Anthems For Doomed Youth'.

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Pete Doherty and Carl Barat share a moment in matching hats and leather coats.

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Pete dedicated Libertines classic 'Time For Heroes' to QPR players Stan Bowles and Charlie Austin, as well as Humphrey Bogart, after discovering that the group are staying in the same Leeds hotel as the current QPR team.

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"It’s nice to see that Liam Gallagher could make it tonight," Doherty told the crowd at one point, singling out a member of the audience.

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There's always time for a quick mic share when The Libertines are on stage.

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The Libertines last played Reading & Leeds when they were the penultimate band on the Main Stage in 2010. Arcade Fire headlined after them.

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Gary, Carl, John and Pete stop for an embrace backstage.
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