The Libertines arrived in the late nineties like a raging bull in a tired post-Britpop china shop and introduced the world to a new gang of London bohemians, whose ragged tunes, red military tunics, opiated poetry and !live now pay never’ lifestyle came to define the millennial angst of the early noughties. At the heart of the band is the blood bond bromance between the ramshackle Music Hall Jagger/Richards, Peter Doherty and Carl Barat, ably assisted by the rock solid rhythm twins John Hassall and Gary Powell.
The origins of The Libertines began in smoggy London in 1997 after Peter Doherty and Carl Barât met when Barât was studying drama at Brunel University and they moved into a flat together in Camden, North London. The chemistry between them created all manner of music, poetry and mayhem.
The Libertines signed to legendary independent label Rough Trade in 2001. After signing they moved to a flat in Bethnal Green, East London, which they dubbed "The Albion Rooms" (a venue that became a location for many of their early guerrilla gigs).
In April 2014, The Libertines announced they would re-form once again to headline a huge show in London’s Hyde Park; the success of this event lead to more shows, which sold out in record time.
In 2015 The Libertines signed a major record deal with Virgin/EMI. They recorded their third studio album with producer Jake Gosling in Thailand. The resulting record Anthems For Doomed Youth, entered the UK album chart at No.3 and the band toured the world playing venues large and small and headlining festivals.
In 2020 The Libertines branched out into the world of hospitality when they opened The Albion Rooms, a beautiful new hotel/studio, in Margate.
Any bookie worth his salt would have given you short odds on this quartet surviving more than a month or two, given the teetering on the brink lifestyle The Libertines chose to lead, but two decades later and our Byronic heroes, though older and wiser, are still fighting the good fight and making music every bit as vital as their astonishing debut.
We will carry out our region's most attractive event and try to surpass ourselves every year. The festival is aimed at the general public but also offers companies a good forum to brand themselves in and make new contacts. We want to attract the world's greatest artists and at the same time be able to surprise our audience with an as yet undiscovered talent. Our visitors enjoy themselves and have fun in our fantastic environment and see Malmö from its best side.
By music lovers - for music lovers.
We create a world-class festival with focus on the customer experience. Our festival shall contribute to a better society and a strong region by us being good role models and a positive driving force.
Vi vill genomföra Öresundsregionens attraktivaste event. Och överträffa oss själva varje år. Festivalen riktar sig mot allmänheten och erbjuder företag ett bra forum att visa upp sig och knyta nya kontakter i. Vi vill locka världens största artister och samtidigt kunna överraska vår publik med en ännu oupptäckt talang. Våra besökare njuter och roar sig i vår fantastiska miljö och ser Malmö från sin bästa sida.
Mat, dryck och servering i toppklass.
Av livsnjutare - för livsnjutare.
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