June 13, 2008 11:13

Babyshambles play last-minute show

Band perform at Teenage Cancer Trust gig

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Pete Doherty surprised charity goers in east London's Brick Lane last night (June 12) by performing a set with his band Babyshambles.

Doherty, who had recently designed a pair of Vans trainers to auction at the Teenage Kicks event, came straight to venue to perform the surprise gig straight from the airport after a stint in Sweden.

Arriving just after 10.30 (BST), Doherty and co performed to a packed-out 93 Feet East, much to the gathered crowd's delight.

Doherty became involved in the charity after his teenage friend became sick with cancer.

One of the event's organisers, Joel Martin, said: "Pete pulled up with the manager and the guys - he'd literally landed and came straight from the airport to see us."

Martin added: "Pete's heart's certainly in the right place."

Earlier in the evening the charity event, co-organised by celebrity tattooist Dan Gold, saw a skate ramp installed into the back yard of 93 Feet East.

This was the first time in ten years that one had been allowed in the area.

Graffiti artists were also adorning boards with artwork around the venue's outside space.

Also on display around the venue were trainers designed by artists and musicians (including Doherty and Zandra Rhodes) which are to be auctioned off in the next ten days.

All proceeds made from the auction will go to Teenage Cancer Trust.

Other acts performing on the night included Frank Turner, Robots In Disguise and The Thirst.

From more information and to watch live footage of the event, including the Babyshambles show, go to Teenagekicks2008.com

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