Pete Doherty and Carl Barât step up to headliner status following last appearance at festival in 2010
The Libertines opened their Leeds Festival 2015 headline set with ‘Horror Show’.
Having walked on stage to the sound of Vera Lynn’s wartime favourite ‘We’ll Meet Again’, The Libertines opened with two songs from their debut album in the shape of ‘Horror Show’ and a ramshackle ‘Vertigo’. Pete Doherty, dressed in a leather trench coat over a blue suit, removed his scarf as Carl Barât began to play the song.
Barât, wearing a fedora hat, leather jacket and jeans with a Union Jack flag around his waist, greeted the crowd with a simple “Hello Leeds!” before Doherty stepped up and played the intro to ‘The Delaney’. ‘Can’t Stand Me Now’, the band’s tale of Doherty and Carl Barât’s troubled relationship, followed with Doherty ending the song with a harmonica solo.
With six songs played, the band are yet to play anything from new album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’. This story will be updated when the headline set ends.
The Libertines played:
‘Can’t Stand Me Now’
‘Time For Heroes’