Pete Doherty plays ‘secret’ Glastonbury show

The Libertine performs muddy afternoon set at The Park Stage

Pete Doherty played a much-rumoured solo show on Glastonbury‘s Park Stage this afternoon (June 23).

As first reported by NME.COM, the Babyshambles frontman was paid just £100 by stage organiser Emily Eavis to play the show after his band had performed on the Other Stage yesterday (June 23).

With word out that Doherty was playing the show, a large crowd traipsed through the sticky mud to swell around the tiny stage.


Arriving slightly late because he’d been stuck in the mud himself, Doherty took the stage sporting a blue vest, trilby hat, rosary beeds and Wellington boots.

Kicking off the stripped-down set, the star was briefly accompanied by bandmate Mick Witnall on harmonica for an acoustic version of ‘Can’t Stand Me Now’.

He followed that with another Libertines‘ number ‘What A Waster’ before jamming into solo song ‘East Of Eden’.

The set then included songs such as ‘The Ballad Of Grimaldi’, which Doherty has earmarked for his currently unreleased solo album.

Pausing mid way through that song Doherty explained the reference to St Jude in the lyrics.

“Did you know he’s the patron saint of lost causes and the church where QPR was originally from?” asked the singer, triggering several fans to chant Doherty‘s favourite team’s name.


Following with ‘Albion’, he changed the songs lyrics to reflect the fans hometowns earning the loudest cheer when he included Glastonbury.

For ‘I Wish’ he was joined again by Witnall on acoustic guitar before ending the set with ‘Music When The Lights Go Out’.

“Thank you have a wicked time for the rest of the weekend, lots of love,” he told the crowd but was quickly lured out again to play The Libertines‘ song ‘Up The Bracket’ for an encore.

Pete Doherty played:

‘Can’t Stand Me Now’

‘What A Waster’

‘East Of Eden



‘The Ballad Of Grimaldi’


‘I Wish’

‘Pipey Magraw’

‘Music When The Lights Go Out’

‘Up The Bracket’

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