Pete Doherty returns to Glastonbury to perform with the Libertines… after turning his life around
Pete Doherty was returning to Glastonbury to perform with The Libertines when the rocker was seen on Friday signing a fan’s arm on arrival at Worthy Farm in Pilton.
Known for his drug-fueled childhood and rocker antics, the 43-year-old guitarist and singer returned to the music festival this year after adopting a clean lifestyle and moving to France.
Pete ‘married’ Kate Moss in a prank ceremony at the festival 11 years ago – the couple dated from 2005 to 2007.
Far from his bad image as a bad boy, Pete is about to take the stage with bandmates Carl Barât, John Hassall and Gary Powell.
He’s back: Clean-living Pete Doherty returned to Glastonbury on Friday to perform with the Libertines – when he was caught signing a fan’s arm
Despite splitting up in 2004, the band reunited in 2020 for a series of shows – and will perform together again when the music festival returns for the first time in three years.
Pete was spotted in a navy blue vest and shorts, leaning forward to sign the tattooed fan’s arm while he was camping.
Known for a string of high-profile relationships in his heyday, the rocker especially had a tumultuous relationship with Kate Moss from 2005 to 2007.
The pair attended Glastonbury together in 2005 and continued the relationship while the singer was at the height of his fame, with a daily heroin and crack addiction of £200.
Exes: Known for a string of high-profile relationships in his heyday, the rocker had a tumultuous relationship with Kate Moss from 2005 to 2007 (pictured at Glastonbury in 2005)
Back in the day: When Pete battled a £200 daily heroin and crack addiction, the couple broke up after a series of ‘burning fights’
Revealing the details of the relationship in his all-encompassing memoir A Likely Lad, Pete described the couple’s breakup after a series of “flaming fights” in which Kate would beat him with his guitar.
But despite his tumultuous past, which even saw him in prison for two months, Pete is now clean and enjoying life in France with his wife Katia de Vidas.
Katia is keyboardist in Pete’s other band, Puta Madres – which is his third musical project, after The Libertines and Babyshambles.
Heyday: The star is known for his drug-fueled childhood and rocker antics – before he changed his life (photo 2004)
Clean life: But despite his tumultuous past, Pete is now clean and enjoying life in France with his wife Katia de Vidas
Admitting that life is in France makes it ‘easier to be clean’, Pete previously said the guard: ‘It’s not a big drug neighborhood here. Then, of course, everything stopped. So all the circumstances combined to make it easier to get clean, even for a conniving villain like me. It just wasn’t worth the annoyance.”
And as he prepares to take the stage again with the Libertines, the musician will debut his new image to the crowd of 200,000 people.
On the Other Stage, often referred to as the NME stage, the Libertines are the first to kick off Glastonbury’s performances on Friday – followed by Kae Tempest.
Back at it: Fatboy Slim also made his mark in a pink onesie when he hit the decks at the festival’s Stonebridge Bar
Like father, like son: Woody Cook, son of Fatboy Slim and Zoe Ball, also took his own turn to play a set
Love it: Woody was in a good mood when he performed at the Rave Tree on Glastonbury’s day two
Glastonbury kicked off on Wednesday and has already welcomed a roster of talent as Thursday saw former Spice Girl Mel C take the stage in an energetic DJ set.
Fatboy Slim also impressed in a pink onesie as he hit the decks at the festival’s Stonebridge Bar, before his son Woody Cook also played a set.
The festival runs through Sunday, June 26, with stars like Sam Fender, Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar and Noel Gallagher all set to take the stage.
Energetic: As former Spice Girl Mel C takes the stage in an energetic DJ set on the William’s Green stage