JOHNNY BORRELL and PETE DOHERTY have been involved in a backstage bust-up at the CARLING WEEKEND: LEEDS FESTIVAL, NME.COM can reveal.
Both bands played on the final night of the event yesterday (August 28) at Bramham Park in Leeds, with Razorlight on the main stage and Babyshambles appearing on the nearby NME / Radio 1 Stage.
Witnesses claim that shortly before midnight Doherty went to Razorlight’s dressing room, and headbutted the Razorlight singer. As things got worse, security broke up the fight.
A festival source told NME.COM: “We’ve been told that Pete Doherty did in fact have a disagreement with Razorlight. Rumour is that Doherty walked into the band’s dressing room last night after both bands had played and in an unprovoked attack headbutted Johnny Borrell. Johnny put Doherty on the floor and left the dressing room, at which point festival security escorted Doherty from the dressing room and back to his bus.”
A spokesperson for Doherty was unavailable for comment, however, a spokesperson for the festival confirmed that an incident had taken place, but declined to comment further.
After the incident Razorlight travelled to Scotland, where they play this evening (August 29) at Edinburgh T On The Fringe at the Corn Exchange.
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