Pete Doherty has played his first set of this year’s Glastonbury on the Other Stage this evening (June 23).
The former Libertine, watched by ex-bandmate Carl Barat, played a full set with Babyshambles – ahead of a solo acoustic appearance planned for tomorrow (24).
Taking the stage, Doherty casually strolled up to his mic, pointed a small camera at the crowd and told the audience to “Say cheese”, before kicking off with ‘The Blinding’.
With all the band wearing suits and trilbies, except drummer Adam Ficek, who wore an athletics vest, Babyshambles looked like stylish 1930s gangsters as they played in the first bit of extended sunshine the site has seen today.
During ‘Baddies Boogie’, which features the refrain “a lousy life with a washed up wife”, the stage’s big screen showed shots of Doherty‘s girlfriend Kate Moss – dressed all in black – singing along from the side of the stage bringing big cheers from the audience.
For ‘La Belle Et La Bete’ the band were first joined by Lethal Bizzle, who rapped a verse, before Moss herself strode onstage to provide the [I]”Is she more beautiful than me” backing vocals to wild applause.
The crowd were even more ecstatic when Doherty included The Libertines track ‘Time For Heroes’ in the set, and by ‘Back From The Dead’ a circle pit-cum-mud fight had broken out with several festival goers diving head-long into the mire.
Taking a quick break to light their fags, the band then shook the Other Stage with hammering version of 2005 single ‘Fuck Forever’.
They then wrapped things up with an extended version of The Libertines‘ ‘What Katie Did’.
‘Beg, Steal And Borrow’
‘La Belle Et La Bete’
‘Time For Heroes’
‘Back From The Dead’
‘What Katie Did’
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