The Libertines To Play Charity Gig At O2 Academy Brixton

5 August 2016, 10:00 | Updated: 5 August 2016, 11:32

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All proceeds from the Unity Rocks show will go towards the Hope Not Hate organisation.

The Libertines are set to play a Unity Rocks charity gig at the O2 Academy Brixton.

The Time For Heroes four-piece will play a headline set at the London venue on 7 September, with support from Ratboy.

Unity Rocks - formed by Libs drummer Gary Powell - is an organisation of musicians, artists and writers created to unify the UK through music.

The group has teamed up with Hope Not Hate to stage the special event, which will be the first many planned featuring a wide variety of acts across the UK.

The band previously teased the news on Twitter, changing their profile image to the Unity Rocks logo, and telling their fans to "stand by" for more news. 

The Libertines' Gary Powell, said of the news: “The idea of Unity Rocks is to bring people together, regardless of their creed, colour , religion of whether they voted  Brexit or not. This is not about politics or politicians, it’s about unifying as a nation and working to make a united more tolerant Britain, after all the future is in our hands. 

"By using the power of music we hope to ‘pluck' the ears of the political elite to our view and make them notice that our voices must be heard - whether it be via song or otherwise.”

A pre-sale with limited tickets is available now. 

More acts will be announced when tickets go on sale Monday 8 August from 9am and are available here.

The Libertines recently played a secret gig at the Boogaloo, which it emerges, raised over £1,680 for Shelter.