Opening date for bar and studios at The Libertines’ Cliftonville hotel announced

The Libertines announce bar opening - and a new headline tour Photo Roger Sargent

The bar and recording studio at the Cliftonville hotel owned by band The Libertines will open on August 16.

The bar has been named The Waste Land and more details of the opening celebrations are due to be released soon.

The band bought the former Palm Court Hotel in 2017 for £458,000. They renamed it The Albion Rooms and there are plans to receive guests in its seven rooms.

Photo The Albion Rooms

A change of use of the ground floor single storey rear extension of the hotel to a music recording studio was approved by Thanet council.

The studio has already been used by Margate rapper Mic Righteous (Reckless) to record tracks for his recently released album Scenes.

The band have also announced their first headline tour in more than two years. The gigs begin in October and take place across the UK and Europe.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday (June 28) and are available from: and

Studio photo The Albion Rooms

The Libertines are currently working on their fourth album, the follow -up to the No.3 UK charting album ’Anthems For Doomed Youth’ (2015), which spawned the hits

‘Gunga Din,’ ‘Heart Of The Matter’ and ‘You’re My Waterloo.’

The Libertines – Peter Doherty, Carl Barât, John Hassall and Gary Powell – are kit sponsors for Margate FC and were one of the headliners at last year’s Wheels and Fins Festival in Joss Bay.