The Libertines to headline Unity Rocks charity gig

Pete Doherty's band The Libertines will play a charity gig aiming to bring people together.

The four-piece band will headline a concert for Unity Rocks, an organisation of musicians, artists and writers formed by Libertines drummer Gary Powell that aims to unify the country through music.

They will team up with Hope Not Hate for the special event at the O2 Academy in Brixton, London, on September 7, which will be the first of many featuring different acts across the UK.

Gary said: "The idea of Unity Rocks is to bring people together, regardless of their creed, colour, religion, or whether they voted Brexit or not.

The Libertines performing at the Barclaycard British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park, London.
Pete Doherty and Carl Barat (Laura Lean/PA)

"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."

The band will be supported by Rat Boy at the show and all proceeds will be donated to Hope Not Hate.

More acts will be announced when tickets go on sale on August 8 at 9am.

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