Carl Barat returns to Glastonbury in the rain

Pete Doherty will follow him later today at festival

Dirty Pretty Things made their Glastonbury debut on the Pyramid Stage this afternoon (June 23).

Carl Barat played his first show at the festival since The Libertines performed one of their last ever gigs here in 2004.

The band, who are just about to start recording their second album, opened with new track ‘Tired Of England’, and played several new songs including ‘Suits Punk Military’, ’Plastic Hearts’ and one previously untitled track in the set.


With rain returning to the Glastonbury site, the band then cheered the crowd’s spirits with favourites from 2006 debut LP ‘Waterloo To Anywhere’ including ‘The Enemy’, ‘Last Of The Small Town Playboys’ and ‘Deadwood’.

“This is for everyone who stayed up or got up to see us,” declared Barat ahead of ‘Gin & Milk’.

The band then rounded off the set with the singer telling the crowd they were “lovely”, before guitarist Anthony Rossomando heralded the start of ‘Bang Bang You’re Dead’ with a fanfare on the trumpet.

He then performed the song’s brass intro before the rest of the band joined in, triggering a hearty singalong in the sodden fields.

Dirty Pretty Things played:

‘Tired Of England’


‘Chinese Dogs’

‘The Gentry Cove’


‘Untitled new track’

‘The Doctors And The Dealers’

‘Suits Punk Military’


‘Come Closer’

‘Blood Thirsty Bastards’

‘You Fucking Love It’

‘Plastic Hearts’

‘The Enemy’

‘Gin & Milk’

‘Last Of The Small Town Playboys’

‘Bang Bang You’re Dead’

In a twist of fate Barat‘s old Libertines bandmate Pete Doherty is now set play the Other Stage at the festival today.

It is also rumoured the pair will reunite for an acoustic gig on The Park Stage tomorrow (June 23) afternoon.

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