Local residents campaigning against Libertines Hyde Park show

28 April 2014, 11:42

The Libertines

A local residents' group is trying to stop The Libertines playing their comeback gig at Hyde Park this summer.

They're worried curfew times will be ignored by Carl Barat and Pete Doherty's band on 5 July at the 50,000 capacity event.

The show is part of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, which takes place 4- 13 July.

The Pogues, Maximo Park, Spiritualized, Swim Deep, Wolf Alice, The Enemy, Reverend and The Makers, I Am Kloot, The View, Darlia and The Twang will also be playing across four stages.

Hyde Park shows are notorious for their strict curfews - the plug was famously pulled on Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen in 2012. Meanwhile, Pete Doherty isn't well known for his punctual gig starts - Babyshables were more than an hour late at a gig in Brixton last year.

Anthony Lorenz, chairman of the Residents' Society of Mayfair and St James's, has a particular problem with Doherty, who has also had high profile battles with drugs in the past.

"We can't be supportive of this sort of individual," he told the Independent. Together with the Ozzy Osbourne concert the day before, it's the last thing we need in the middle of Mayfair."

They are also unhappy about the fact Ozzy Osbourne is performing the night before.