Cult British rock band The Libertines are set to stun fans by reforming for a special guest slot at the U.K.'s Reading and Leeds festivals this year (10).
The group - fronted by Pete Doherty and Carl Barat - were hailed as the saviours of British rock music when they shot to fame in 2002, but split up just two years later when Doherty's drug addiction led to huge bust-ups with Barat.
Doherty went on to form Babyshambles while his pal launched Dirty Pretty Things - but rumours of a Libertines reunion have swirled around the pair ever since Barat's band split in 2008.
Now they have finally inked a deal to play a set at the twin festivals in Reading and Leeds in August (10) - as a final farewell to their fans.
The band's inclusion on the bill will be confirmed when the festival line-up is officially announced on Monday (29Mar10).