Pete Doherty ‘spray paints’ Nirvana lyrics in Ibiza dressing room following Libertines gig

Band played gig at Ibiza Rocks Hotel last month

Pete Doherty sprayed Nirvana lyrics on the wall of a dressing room at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel when The Libertines played the venue last month (July 22).

Pictures sent to NME by a source close to the summer-long festival show the words “as a friend, as a known enemy” sprayed onto a wall in the dressing room. The lyrics are from Nirvana song ‘Come As You Are’. It’s said Doherty also tagged a separate wall with the words “Aye Aye Beefa”.

Doherty is said to have been in high spirits after the gig ended and celebrated backstage with his family, including son Astile, and his girlfriend. He is also said to have surprised Ibiza Rocks staff by jumping into the finance office backstage to thank everyone behind the scenes.


After their show, The Libertines stayed at the Ibiza Rocks House at local hotel Pikes. Doherty was spotted strumming a guitar by the swimming pool there as his girlfriend played harmonica during the day. It was discovered the day the band left that the letters “QPR” had been spray painted on the poolside terrace and there was also spray painting on the bedroom ceiling of Doherty’s suite at the 500-year-old iconic Ibiza hotel.

The Libertines Mark 10 Years Of Ibiza Rocks With Raucous “Birthday Party” Performance

Ibiza Rocks celebrates its 10th birthday this summer. Artists who have performed on the island already this year include Slaves, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Years & Years while there are still performances from Courteeners and Fatboy Slim among others to come.

Ibiza Rocks 2015 line up to come:

Clean Bandit/Karen Harding (August 5)
Spandau Ballet (19)
Fatboy Slim (September 2)
Closing Party – Courteeners (16)

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