Police intervene at Pete Doherty and Carl Barat shows

Two Libertines' performances cause clubs to close down

Pete Doherty and Carl Barat played two small venues in Camden tonight (June 6), the large number of fans resulting in police intervention.

The two former Libertines members were performing in London as part of the Camden Rocks festival, which took place at a number of venues in the area.

Doherty took the stage at the Underworld at 9.40pm (BST), and performed a wide range of material from his days with The Libertines and Babyshambles, and as a solo artist.

Highlights of the 50-minute set included The Libertines‘What A Waster’, ‘Music When The Lights Go Out’ and ‘Time For Heroes’ and Babyshambles‘Merry Go Round’ and ‘The Lost Art Of Murder’.

Doherty‘s solo single, ‘The Last Of The English Roses’, and a version of ‘For Lovers’, his 2004 collaboration with Wolfman, were greeted with the biggest sing-alongs of the night.

After performing ‘Fuck Forever’ and ‘Albion’, the songwriter played half of Babyshambles‘Killamangiro’, before throwing down his acoustic guitar and leaving the stage.

Carl Barat then performed at the small Monarch pub at 11.15pm – however, crowds of fans were left stuck outside the venue after its capacity was reached hours before.

Police turned up to help enforce the venue closure, and organisers with megaphones asked the fans, some of whom were calling for refunds, to disperse.