Babyshambles V Festival Stafford set delayed

Pete Doherty and co are shifted to tent slot

Babyshambles set at the Stafford leg of V Festival today (August 19) has been delayed due to the band�s late arrival.

Pete Doherty and co are currently stuck on the motorway on their way from Chelmsford to the northern leg of this year�s event.

As a result the band will now play the headlining slot on Virgin Mobile Union tent at 10pm this evening.

They take over from The Coral who had been asked to play second set at the festival because Rodrigo Y Gabriela had pulled their performance due to exhaustion. Ironically the Mexican duo had been promoted to play the tent after original headliners Bright Eyes dropped out due to illness.

A V Festival spokesperson told NME,COM that no act will directly replace Babyshambles‘ scheduled slot on the Channel 4 Stage, but the bands before and after them, Jet and The Coral respectively, have been asked to play longer sets.

When news of the delay was announced to the big crowd who assembled ahead of the gig there big boos.

NME.COM will have a full report when Babyshambles do finally make it to the site.