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Non-league team Margate F.C. will have the band's logo emblazoned on their shirts this season

The Libertines have been announced as the shirt sponsors for their local football team this season.

The band are currently in the process of setting up a hotel and recording studio in Margate and have become involved in the local community over the last few months.

They will be the official shirt sponsors for non-league side Margate F.C. for the 2018-19 season, which kicks off tomorrow (August 11). The band’s logo will appear on the team’s home and away shirts as they compete in the Bostick Premier League.

Margate F.C. General Manager Deny Wilson said of the partnership: “With little under 24 hours until the new season starts, we are thrilled to share the news that 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.”

Wilson also teased that the team and band had a “series of exciting things lined up.” “We truly believe we can work together to help showcase Margate to as large an audience as possible,” he said. “We look forward to welcoming the band to watch games and there’s no doubt they’ll get a warm reception from fans.”

The band added: “We’re getting very nicely settled into our new home by the seaside… opening our hotel, curating our Sharabang, and now delighted to be partnering up with local heroes Margate F.C. as their official shirt sponsor for 201819! Feeling very honoured to be part of the magic of this town. See you out there.”

As referenced by the band, they will curate one day of the upcoming Wheels & Fins Festival, which takes place in nearby Broadstairs between September 7-9. The Libertines have handpicked the acts for the final day of the festival, dubbing their takeover “Sharabang”.

The Carl Barat and Pete Doherty-led group will headline the event and have chosen the likes of Echo & The Bunnymen, Reverend & The Makers, and newcomers Lock to appear alongside them.

10/08/2018 19:10:09
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