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'Defining band of summer' The Libertines
The Libertines have been named the defining band of the summer in a new poll.
The British indie rockers' reunion at Reading and Leeds festivals at the end of August was voted as 2010's Defining Festival Moment by NME readers in the magazine's annual Festival Survey.
After parting ways in 2004, the band - which features co-frontmen Pete Doherty and Carl Barat, drummer Gary Powell and bassist John Hassall - reunited for their first full performance in an intimate comeback gig at London's HMV Forum venue before going on to wow crowds at the two British festivals.
The 'Can't Stand Me Now' hitmakers received 34 per cent of the vote to clinch the award, while their 2003 single 'Don't Look Back Into The Sun' was also named Anthem of the Summer.
Additionally, the four-piece group beat the likes of Blink 182, Eminem and The Strokes to win the Best Festival Comeback accolade.
Since their reunion, Carl Barat has revealed a permanent reformation could be on the cards for the band.
He recently explained: "We will never be a band touring the world. But we might do more music. That's a possibility."
Winners from the NME 2010 Festival Poll:
2010's Defining Festival Moment
1. The Libertines' comeback (34%)
2. The sun shining at Glasto (18%)
3. Reunions (10%)
4. Reading mud and floods (10%)
5. The Edge with Muse at Glasto (8%)
Anthem of the Summer
1. The Libertines - 'Don't Look Back Into The Sun' (21%)
2. Arcade Fire - 'Wake Up' (11%)
3. Kasabian - 'Fire' (11%)
4. Blink-182 - 'What's My Age Again?' (8%)
5. Muse - 'Plug In Baby' (6%)
Best Festival Comeback
1. The Libertines (44%)
2. Blink-182 (23%)
3. The Strokes (13%)
4. Eminem (8%)
5. Pavement (3%)
Other (9%)Posted on 15 Sep 2010 10:00 to category : Band / Celebrity News
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