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The Libertines sign for Margate Football Club
Margate Football Club is proud to announce that “The Libertines” (Peter Doherty, Carl Barât, John Hassall and Gary Powell) will become the headline shirt sponsors for the 2018/19 season in the Bostik Premier League.
The iconic Libertines logo will emblazon the local non-league kit both home and away with new kits expected to fly off the shelf and be spotted across Thanet, and beyond!
Speaking about the collaboration with the band, Margate FC General Manager, Deny Wilson, said:
“With little under 24 hours until the new season starts we are thrilled to share the news that one of the world’s most loved bands, The Libertines, will be our shirt sponsors this season.”
“It’s a pioneering partnership and one we firmly believe will be a huge hit with supporters at Hartsdown Park, residents across Thanet and music fans across the world.”
“We’ve got a series of exciting things lined up and truly believe we can work together to help showcase Margate to as large an audience as possible. We look forward to welcoming the band to watch games and there’s no doubt they’ll get a warm reception from fans!”
“I would also like to thank Artist Luke McClean and Author Neal Heard who both helped inspire this collaboration.”
The Libertines are no strangers to Margate having recently started up a new hotel and studio, The Albion Rooms, on the seafront. The band took on what was the dilapidated Palm Bay Hotel on Eastern Esplanade in Margate last year and are putting plans into action to launch a creative residential hub featuring a recording studio, bar, and of course hotel rooms.
The Libertines are also curating their own festival day - ‘Sharabang,’ which sees the band hijacking the Sunday (9th September) at ‘Wheels and Fins’ festival (Joss Bay Beach, Broadstairs).
The Gate begin their Bostik League campaign on Saturday, welcoming Corinthian Casuals to Hartsdown Park for a 15:00hrs kick-off.
Spectators will be amongst the first to see The Gate in their new strip for the season. Click here to visit the club shop to purchase your ticket for the game.
Shirts will be available to buy on match day from the club shop and are already available to purchase online today.
Click here to purchase the official 2018/19 Margate FC Home Shirt.
Click here to purchase the official 2018/19 Margate FC Away Shirt.
Monday, 20 August 2018
By Charlotte Richardson