The Libertines announce Camden takeover and pop-up shop

Prolific rock band The Libertines have announced plans to take over The Dublin Castle in London's Camden to promote their new album, Anthems For Doomed Youth.

The events will launch The Libertines' Anthems for Doomed Youth (Virgin EMI/The Libertines)
The events will launch The Libertines' Anthems for Doomed Youth (Virgin EMI/The Libertines)

The five-day event, dubbed Somewhere Over The Railings, will feature a new photography session, a pub quiz hosted by ‘Libertines expert’ Anthony Thornton, a screening of Roger Sargent’s documentary on the band and playbacks of the new album, which is the quartet’s first in 11 years.

The Dublin Castle takeover will take place for five days from 31 August.

A pop-up shop will also open in Camden as part of the album launch experience. Named the Bucket Shop, in reference to a Libertines song, the store will sell and display rare memorabilia, trinkets and art.

The pop-up will be open until 4 September, when Anthems For Doomed Youth will be released. A ‘very special event’ will also take place at The Dublin Castle on this day.

All proceeds from the London events will go to charity Rock 'N' Roll Rescue.

A number of album listening parties have also been organised in Bristol, Chatham, Exeter, Glasgow, Manchester, Stoke and Kings Heath in Birmingham. Funds raised from these events will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

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