Libertines back in business

INDIE band the Libertines – the act with which Pete Doherty first found fame – are set to announce a reunion to play summer festivals.

The act, which Doherty formed with Carl Barat, have continued to exert a fascination on music fans after falling apart in 2004.

They are said to be lined up for slots at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in August, according to The Sun newspaper.

The band’s debut album, Up The Bracket, was named the best British album of the past decade in a survey of musicians and music industry bigwigs by music magazine NME.

The quartet collapsed in 2004 when Barat fell out with his joint frontman because of Doherty’s wayward behaviour as he battled with drug problems.

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