Reunited rockers The Libertines have joined Metallica and Mumford & Sons as headliners at the Reading and Leeds festivals in the U.K.

The group, fronted by Carl Barat and Pete Doherty, made its debut on the event's main stage in 2003 and played an early reunion gig there five years ago.

Drummer Gary Powell says, "As Reading and Leeds was the festival that graciously allowed us to perform back in 2010 at our first attempt at reforming, and the audience were amazing in their reception of us, it seems only right that we go back to the scene of the crime and do our best to not only replicate what we did back then - but do better, for the fans and friends we have met along the way."