June 27, 2012 17:41
Pete Doherty pulls out of T In The Park 2012
Organiser Geoff Ellis confirms to NME that the Libertines man will not be playing
The former Libertines man flew to Thailand yesterday (June 26) to seek treatment for heroin and crack cocaine addiction and as a result will not be performing at the event.
This is the second year in a row that Doherty has pulled out of the Scottish festival. He was also booked to play in 2011, but withdrew after he was sent to prison for cocaine possession.
Speaking to NME, T In The Park organiser Geoff Ellis confirmed Doherty's pull-out, saying: "It's a shame. I got a call at about 2am saying that he was going into a medical facility for some treatment and couldn't play. It's a shame because he couldn't play last year and we said we'd put him on this year and he's had to pull out again. I hope he recovers."
Then asked if he'd try and get the singer back in 2013 Ellis confirmed that he would. He added: "Yeah, we'll try again. He's said some nice things about the festival and I know it's one of his favourites. It'd be nice to get him back."
T In The Park will be headlined by The Stone Roses, Kasabian and Snow Patrol and takes place over the weekend of July 6-8 in Balado Park, Kinross.
For more information about T In The Park, visit Tinthepark.com.
To check the availability of T In The Park 2012 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.
The line-up for T In The Park 2012 so far is as follows:
The Stone Roses
Florence + The Machine
The Temper Trap
Pulled Apart By Horses
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
We Were Promised Jetpacks
James Levy and the Blood Red Rose
Two Door Cinema Club
Chase And Status
Simian Mobile Disco
Bombay Bicycle Club
We Are Augustines
Reverend And The Makers
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Dog Is Dead
Blood Red Shoes
Mull Historical Society
Here We Go Magic
Lonsdale Boys Club
Band Of Skulls
Webster Ward and Fisher
Brown Bear & The Bandits
Chris Devotion and the Expectations
The Machine Room
The Mirror Trap
Organs of Love
The Original Rudeboys
The Beautiful Word
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