WPGM Reviews: The Libertines Live At O2 Academy Brixton (In Pictures)


The Libertines are one the most influential bands of the 21st century, known almost as much for their on-stage and off-stage reputation as they are for their music. They took to the O2 Academy Brixton on Wednesday, December 18, for the first of two sold-out London shows as part of their 2019 UK nationwide Winter tour, which kicked off at the Bournemouth O2 Academy on December 3, and closed out on December 22 at the Winter Gardens in Margate.


Photography by Marianne Brits-Strodl

Marianne Brits-Strodl

Johannesburg-born, London-based photographer, Marianne Brits-Strodl is inextricably linked with, and have a genuine passion for the live music scene. The key to Marianne’s success in the arena of music photography is the originality of her work. Not necessarily the subject matter, but in the execution thereof. In terms of style, her work possesses all the instinctive immediacy of photojournalism and its frontline documentary approach, yet she somehow always manages to marry this with the considered curation of a high fashion editorial spread.Hers are powerful images – unstaged, unrehearsed, and strikingly candid – capturing the unbridled energy and charisma of the music scene, with glimpses into the quieter, more reflective moments of its artists in between...

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