London and music have always gone hand in hand, with several of the world’s top bands and solo artists having emerged from the capital ever since the art form first became commercialised.
Among the more iconic acts to have emanated from the streets of London in recent years is The Libertines, who shot to fame with albums like Up the Bracket and their self-titled disc, The Libertines.
After several turbulent years which saw band leaders Pete Doherty and Carl Barat repeatedly fall out with one another, the group eventually split, with rumours that the relationship between some of the members had become so frosty that any possibility of a reunion was considered impossible.
However, the hatchet was buried a few years ago when Doherty and Barat appeared together on stage for the first time since the break-up, although while many of the group’s fans had hoped for a full-on reunion, the band decided not to stick together long term.
This year, though, fans of the Libertines are being given the chance to see their heroes perform together, after it was announced that the band is to play its first major show in several years at the British Summer Time festival, which will be taking place in Hyde Park on July 5th.
As well as the Libertines, legendary bands like the Pogues and Maximo Park also feature on the bill, while the previous day will see Ozzy Osbourne’s Black Sabbath take to the stage in the world-famous park.
The Saturday line-up, meanwhile, will be certain to thrill all fans of boy bands, with the likes of the Backstreet Boys and McBusted playing the headline slots.
Hyde Park is within walking distance from the Montcalm Hotel in Marble Arch, which is one of the top luxury accommodation providers in London.