The Libertines have been announced as headliners for this year's T In The Park music festival in Perthshire. The reunited indie rockers are the first act to be confirmed for the festival, which takes place between 10 and 12 July.

The LibertinesPete Doherty and Carl Barat will return at the T in the Park festival in the summer

The group formed by Pete Doherty and Carl Barat In 1997 reunited last summer with two sold out shows at Glasgow's Barrowlands before playing to 60,000 in Hyde Park, London. 

Festival director Geoff Ellis said: "The Libertines are a truly iconic British band, revered as cult heroes by a generation of music fans and adored by the Scottish crowd.

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"They chose Scotland as the destination for their live return on home soil last June, and raised the roof of the Barrowlands with two exhilarating shows.

 "It's going to be a very special year for T in the Park, and we can't wait to welcome you all to Strathallan."

The LibertinesPete Doherty says the T in the Park show will be "f*cking mental"

This summer's event will be the first at T in the Park's new home in the grounds of Strathallan Castle in Perthshire. 

"We're making a record and coming up to test it out on Scotland," Doherty said of the booking. "We'll see how it goes but it'll be the Yes or No vote all over again, really. It's going to be f**king mental and I just cannae wait, as you lot say."

The Libertines, who are recording their new record at Karma Studios in Thailand after signing with Virgin/EMI, last played at the festival in 2004, shortly before their split.

Tickets for the festival go on sale at 9am on Friday February 27.

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