The Libertines Mark 10 Years Of Ibiza Rocks With Raucous “Birthday Party” Performance

10 years after The Libertines played the first ever Ibiza Rocks festival, they returned to headline its “10th Birthday Party” ahead of the release of their comeback album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ in September. Festival organisers described this year’s event as “a bigger risk than we’d anticipated” – here’s why…

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They were supported by punk duo Slaves, who recently told the NME, "We're exactly what this generation needs." Probably true - during their set the crowdsurfing got very inclusive, as demonstrated by this mantaray... person... thing.

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3,000 lucky fans piled into the Ibiza Rocks Hotel on the White Isle to catch the band's exciting return.

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Taking to the stage, Pete Doherty drank mojitos and champagne, but he didn't neglect his fans' thirst, throwing cans of beer into the crowd. As they started playing he jumped into the crowd.

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He also threw melon from his dressing room balcony. Just in case the fans were hungry too.

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The band played 'The Good Old Days', 'Don't Look Back Into The Sun', and even a cover of Oasis' 'Don't Look Back In Anger'

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Pete's shirt became a little worse for wear after his leap into the crowd at the start of the gig.

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Since their secret set at Glastonbury, The Libertines have played Open'er and T In the Park, and before they hit Reading & Leeds in August they will play sets at Benidorm's Lowfest and Zurich Openair.

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As frantic as the set was at some points, there was still space for lower-key moments.

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The gig ended with a shower of confetti over their 3,000 jubilant fans before the band headed backstage to hang out and play a bit of football. Job well done, boys.
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