The Libertines Set to Headline T in the Park Festival 2015

The reformed band will debut new material at the Scottish festival.

Paul Tamburroby Paul Tamburro

The Libertines have been confirmed as headliners for T in the Park 2015.

The band are the first headliners announced for the festival, which has relocated to the unique venue of Strathallan Castle in Perthshire, Scotland. The newly reformed band have already stated that they are working on their next album, the first since they split up following the release of their self-titled sophomore LP, and this is the first festival they are confirmed to be playing this year.

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Speaking of their slot at the festival, Pete Doherty confirmed that the band would be playing new material during their performance, saying: “We’re making a record and coming up to test it out on Scotland. We’ll see how it goes but it’ll be the Yes or No vote all over again, really. It’s going to be f**king mental and I just cannae wait, as you lot say.”

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Strathallan Castle, the unique new home of T in the Park.

Following the announcement, T in the Park director Geoff Ellis said: “The Libertines are a truly iconic British band, revered as cult heroes by a generation of music fans and adored by the Scottish crowd. They chose Scotland as the destination for their live return on home soil last June, and raised the roof of the Barrowlands with two exhilarating shows.

“We can’t wait to welcome them back in what is a historic year for T in the Park, as we take up residency at our beautiful new home, Strathallan Castle. It’s going to be a very special year for T in the Park, and we can’t wait to welcome you all to Strathallan.”

A date for the release of the band’s next album hasn’t yet been confirmed, but given Doherty’s comments it seems that it will not release until after the festival, which takes place over the weekend of July 10th-12th. 

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