They'll be playing with Rat Boy for Unity Rocks
Andrew Trendell
08:30 5th August 2016

As The Libertines' world tour starts to die down, now they've announced details of a special, one-off intimate charity gig in London. 

The 'Boys In The Band' indie heroes, who most recent UK shows included headlining Reading & Leeds as well as selling out The O2 arena before playing a tiny secret show at The Boogaloo, have now announced that they'll be headlining London's Brixton Academy for drummer Gary Powell's charity Unity Rocks. Support comes from Rat Boy. 

“The idea of ‘Unity Rocks’ is to bring people together, regardless of their creed, colour , religion of whether they voted Brexit or not," says Powell. "This is not about politics or politicians, it’s about unifying as a nation and working to make a united more tolerant Britain, after all the future is in our hands. By using the power of music we hope to ‘pluck' the ears of the political elite to our view and make them notice that our voices must be heard - whether it be via song or otherwise.”

All proceeds will be donated to Hope Not Hate. 

The Libertines and Rat Boy peform at London's Brixton Academy on Wednesday 7 September. Tickets are on sale from Monday 8 August and will be available here.