Pete Doherty is allowed out of rehab for show
Babyshambles closed the 2006 Get Loaded In The Park festival yesterday (August 27), with a set which included Libertines classics ‘What Katie Did’ and ‘Time For Heroes’.
Frontman Pete Doherty had been given special permission in his bail conditions to play the set, as he currently in rehab while awaiting sentencing for drugs charges.
Referencing his predicament, the singer emerged on stage looking gaunt in a striped polo shirt, shouting: “Big up to The Priory and the Metropolitan Police“.
As his band followed him out a series of cuttings from newspaper headlines flashed across a screen behind them, highlighting words including: Crack, Pete and Kate.
Playing songs including ‘Albion’, ‘Killamangiro’ and ‘Pipe Down’, Doherty also paid tribute to Lily Allen, who had played earlier in the day, by performing a brief ska version of her number one hit ‘Smile’.
Babyshambles then completed their with an extended version of ‘Fuck Forever’.
Alongside the headliners and Allen, other performers at the festival included The Young Knives, British Sea Power, Goldie, The Buzzcocks and Graham Coxon who played a best-of set including ‘Freaking Out’ and ‘Standing on my Own Again’.
Scottish breakdance trio The Cuban Brothers compared and DJed the event, at one point dedicating the Mark Ronson version of Radiohead classic ‘Just’ to “A man called Thom Yorke“.
Doherty had to return to his rehab at The Priory following the show. As previously reported, he is due in court for sentencing on September 4 and has been warned by magistrates he faces “the possibility of custody”.