The Libertines are one of Y Not Festival’s most-requested bands and we’re thrilled to have them with us this summer. A 20-year career full of trials, tribulations, awesome music and performances is culminating in a visit to the Peak District – where we welcome them with open arms.
We sat down with bassist John Hassall to hear his thoughts on The Libertines comeback and see what we can expect on July 27th.
We’re becoming closer and closer as friends again, and I think that comes across in the music. We start playing a bit telepathically if we’ve been playing a few shows in a row.
I think we have realised a lot of our potential, but I also think there’s a lot of new doors to be opened wide. We’ve just built our own recording studio in Margate, so hopefully there’ll be many exciting developments coming out of there.
There’s a Danish expression that says “If there’s room in the heart, there’s room in the house” or something like that. So no matter whether it’s a big or small gig, we just need to have room in the heart.
I love playing live more and more. It’s been quite a while so I’m totally ready for it! I’m a Buddhist and I always chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo before I go on. Puts me in the right space for it.
Hendrix at Woodstock!
I don’t think there are any. There may be some festival promoters that might have wished we didn’t play though!
A very runny Camembert.