Carl Barat

  • 28 May 2009

Date of birth

6th June, 1978

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Carl Barat and Phoebe Waller-Bridge arriving at the VO5 NME Awards 2017 held at O2 Academy, Brixton - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 15th February 2017

Carl Barat and Dirty Pretty Strings perform at the Union Chapel as part of The Flying Seagull Project's benefit concert for child refugees. - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 3rd December 2016

Carl Barat seen arriving at the 2016 StubHub Q Awards, London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Carl Barat seen arriving at the 2016 StubHub Q Awards, London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Pete Doherty and Carl Barât of The Libertines performing at Way Out West Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden - Friday 12th August 2016

The Libertines Announce Week Of Small Shows Following Triumphant Reading Set

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 01 September 2015

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The band will be celebrating the release of new album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ with a week of small shows.

The Libertines have announced a string of small live dates to celebrate the release of their new album Anthems For Doomed Youth on September 11th. The band will play five shows over the course of the week, with the first taking place on Monday (September 6th) at the Academy in Glasgow.

Image caption The Libertines taking to the stage at Glastonbury in June 2015

Continue reading: The Libertines Confirm Release Date For Long Awaited Third Album

The Libertines Play Secret Set Of Old And New Material On Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 27 June 2015

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Pete and Carl were together again at Glastonbury as a surprise addition to Friday’s line-up.

The Libertines were the very welcomed surprise on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage yesterday evening, filling in the empty slot left when Florence + The Machine stepped up to headline in place of Foo Fighters. The reunited four piece, who will soon be releasing their third album, treated the crowd to a mix of classic tracks and some new material during the performance, which began at around 8.30pm.

Image caption The Libertines’ Peter and Carl sharing the mic at Glastonbury.

Minutes before the band appeared on stage a banner featuring the artwork of their 2002 debut album _Up the Bracke_t was unveiled, announcing their imminent arrival. Both the band and Glastonbury organisers managed to keep the appearance a secret until the last minute, with the group landing at the site via helicopter just hours before.

Continue reading: The Libertines Play Secret Set Of Old And New Material On Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage

Live At Leeds 2015 Brings 200 Artists To 20 Venues

By Chris Canavan in Music / Festivals on 04 February 2015

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Thurston Moore and We Were Promised Jetpacks among Live At Leeds 2015 line-up.

Every year in Leeds, the May Bank Holiday marks the return of a whole bunch of great gigs for the annual Live At Leeds festival. Played by tons of bands at venues all over the city, the festival pulls in a good crowd with its diverse line-up. In the past, the festival has hosted loads of great acts including Bombay Bicycle Club, Wild Beasts and James Blake.

Image caption Time for heroes? The Libertines are back

Arriving on stage after a retrospective video, the band launched into ‘Vertigo’ from their debut album Up the Bracket. As hungry fans lapped up the reunited foursome, the band were forced to stop mid way through their second song, ‘Boys in the Band’ due to crushing at the front of the barrier. The crowd eventually stepped back to allow some audience members to be pulled out by security, but the show was eventually stopped again during ‘Time for Heroes’.

Continue reading: The Libertines Bring Back The Good Old Days At London Hyde Park Reunion Show

The Libertines Reunite For Hits-Laden Hyde Park Warm Up In Glasgow

By Michael West in Movies / TV / Theatre on 30 June 2014

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The Libertines delivered a barnstorming set in Glasgow.

The Libertines reunited over the weekend for a high energy show in Glasgow, as warm up for their massive reunion show at Hyde Park next weekend. The band, Pete Doherty, Carl Barat, bass player Josh Hassall and drummer Gary Powell, played to a packed crowd at the Barrowlands, performing a greatest hits set from the band's turbulent time together.

Image caption Pete Doherty [L] and Carl Barat [R] performing as The Libertines at the Forum in 2010 [Photo: Getty images, credit: Ian Gavan]

Keeping on stage chat to a minimum, the Londoners ripped through a 25 song set which included just about every Libertines single. The band opened with the raucous 'Horrorshow,' before hurtling into 'Vertigo' and fan favorite 'What Became of the Likely Lads?'

Continue reading: The Libertines Reunite For Hits-Laden Hyde Park Warm Up In Glasgow

The Libertines' Hyde Park Reunion: Can We Expect The Good Old Days?

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 03 May 2014

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The Libertines have reunited, but will you be buying your Hyde Park tickets today?

Today, tickets for The Libertines’ Hyde Park reunion gig this July went on sale. Since the announcement that Peter Doherty and Carl Barat were reuniting for the summer festival it’s been hard to properly assess whether or not this is really a good idea. Though if you’re a Mayfair resident it seems you have your own (less valid) reasons to object. So with the admission that the reunion is a financial move and ten years after their break up, is it worth buying a ticket for Hyde Park?

Image caption Peter and Carl will share a stage again on July 5th

Peter Doherty has plainly admitted that the upcoming Libertines reunion is based more on his financial circumstances than anything else. When Doherty originally mentioned the reunion, he said his financial situation meant that he “couldn’t say no” to the offer on the table. As fans wondered wether the Hyde Park show would actually happen before any official announcement was made, the debate began, will The Libertines this time round, for the money, be worth investing our emotions in all over again?

Continue reading: The Libertines' Hyde Park Reunion: Can We Expect The Good Old Days?

The Libertines To Reform For Big Money Hyde Park Show?

By Michael West in Music / Festivals on 22 April 2014

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The Libertines could be set for a big summer show in Hyde Park.

The Libertines look set to reunite for a gig at Hyde Park, following a post on the band's official Facebook page. Singer Pete Doherty also gave a recent interview in which he said he planned to reunite the band as a way of coping with "financial problems."

Image caption The Libertines Performing at Leeds Festival in 2010

On Sunday morning, a spokesperson for the Libertines published a map of Hyde Park to their Facebook group, following media reports that the band were planning a high profile show in the capital. In a Hebrew-language interview last week, Doherty told YNet, "I don't know if I should tell you this, but the Libertines were offered a concert in Hyde Park this July.They called me just yesterday ... I said yes."

Continue reading: The Libertines To Reform For Big Money Hyde Park Show?

Indie X-Factor? Thousands Apply To Be In Carl Barat's New Band

By Michael West in Music / Festivals on 10 February 2014

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Carl Barat is on the hunt for a new band.

Carl Barat has received over 1,000 applications to join his new band. The former Libertines man announced on New Year's Eve that he was looking to put a new team together, telling NME.com, "I don't want to be a solo artist anymore," he said, "I want the gang mentality and not to use session musicians. I feel so much less inhibited in a band. It gets lonely out there on your own, and session musicians are often into jogging and cricket. I want a band with the same priorities as me."

Image caption Carl Barat Is On The Hunt For New Bandmates

Barat - who was also the guitarist and frontman with Dirty Pretty Things - says he has had over 1,000 unknown musicians applying for the jobs of bass player, drummer and rhythm guitarist. Auditions started on the 3rd February and the successful musicians will become permanent members of the new outfit.

Continue reading: Indie X-Factor? Thousands Apply To Be In Carl Barat's New Band