The Libertines are tickled to finally unveil the ‘First Phase’ of ‘The Albion Rooms’.
A five storey ten room Victorian building overlooking the sea in Margate into a den of artistry.
The downstairs bar is ‘The Waste Land,’(as in the T.S Eliot poem, written two doors down from ‘The Albion Rooms,’ whilst Eliot was recuperating from a nervous breakdown), will be open to the public all year round. ‘The Waste Land’ will be a home for international and local artists to perform poetry / live music and exhibit art. The Upstairs bar will initially be open to the public before becoming a private bar and lounge space for the studio and residents. For The first month both bars will only be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The state of the art recording studio is available for viewing and bookings.
The Libertines acquired the keys to the ‘Albion Rooms,’ 31 Eastern Esplanade Margate CT9 2HL, in September 2017. Carl Barât “it might be a while before we challenge The Savoy or The Grand Budapest in the hotel stakes, but we’ve put a lot of love into this. Meanwhile it’s a colourful and inspiring home for the Libertines and I look forward to the Albion Rooms becoming our very own Warholian Factory.”
The ‘Second Phase,’ the opening of ‘The Albion Rooms’ hotel and restaurant, is scheduled for early 2020 and will feature seven individually decorated rooms, including rooms themed by each member of The Libertines. The restaurant will feature local and guest chefs from across the globe to create distinctive and unique eating opportunities. Once completed ‘The Albion Rooms’ will be utilised as a functioning guest house, installation art space and residential studio.
Carl Barât and Peter Doherty play two sold-out acoustic shows at London’s Hackney Empire on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th September, as part of Somewhere Festival. The Libertines also play the following shows in the UK and Europe this autumn and winter:
27th Sunday Paris Olympia
28th Monday Zurich X-Tra
2nd Saturday Cologne Carlswerk SOLD OUT
4th Monday Munich Tonhalle
5th Tuesday Berlin Columbiahalle
17th Sunday Luxembourg Den Atelier
18th Monday Brussels Cirque Royale
20th Wednesday Utrecht Tivoli Vrendenburg
21st Thursday Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg
3rd Tuesday Bournemouth O2 Academy
4th Wednesday Leeds O2 Academy SOLD OUT
6th Friday Dundee Caird Hall SOLD OUT
7th Saturday Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom SOLD OUT
8th Sunday Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom SOLD OUT
10th Tuesday Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse SOLD OUT
11th Wednesday Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
12th Thursday Nottingham Rock City SOLD OUT
14th Saturday Birmingham O2 Academy SOLD OUT
15th Sunday Birmingham O2 Academy
16th Monday Bristol O2 Academy SOLD OUT
18th Wednesday London O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
19th Thursday London O2 Academy Brixton