Libertines to reform with Doherty for Hyde Park festival

The Libertines featuring front-man Pete Doherty are to reform to headline London's Hyde Park festival this summer.

The band mates last reunited in 2010 where they performed at Reading/Leeds Festival after splitting in 2004 so co-frontmen Doherty and Carl Barat could pursue their own careers.

Pete Doherty (left) and Carl Barat of the Libertines performing on stage at the HMV Forum in Highgate, London Credit: PA

The reunion will not come as a complete surprise to fans of the band as Doherty hinted a show was on the cards in a recent interview, and the band's Facebook page featured an image of Hyde Park.

The Libertines, will play at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time in Hyde Park on July 5, with the Pogues, Spiritualized and McBusted also set to perform at the festival.

Tickets go on sale on Friday May 2nd.