Pete Doherty returns to Glastonbury to perform with the Libertines… after turning his life around


Clean-living Pete Doherty returns to Glastonbury to perform with the Libertines after turning his life around and moving to France – 11 years after ‘marrying’ Kate Moss there

Pete Doherty returned to Glastonbury to perform with The Libertines, as the rocker was spotted signing a fan’s arm on arrival to Worthy Farm in Pilton on Friday.

Renowned for his drug-fuelled youth and rocker antics, the 43-year-old guitarist and vocalist returned to the music festival this year after adopting a clean-living lifestyle and moving to France.

Pete famously ‘married’ Kate Moss in a joke ceremony at the festival 11 years ago – the couple dated on and off from 2005 to 2007.

A far cry from his bad-boy naughties image, Pete is set 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 - as he was snapped signing a fan's arm

He’s back: Clean-living Pete Doherty returned to Glastonbury on Friday to perform with the Libertines – as he was snapped signing a fan’s arm

Despite disbanding in 2004, the band reunited in 2020 for a series of shows – and are set to perform together again as the music festival returns for the first time in three years.

Pete was spotted in a navy vest and pair of shorts, as he leaned in to sign the tatted fan’s arm while on the campsite.

Known for a string of high profile relationships in his heyday, the rocker was most notably in a tumultuous relationship with Kate Moss from 2005 to 2007.

The pair attended Glastonbury together in 2005, continuing the relationship as the singer was at the height of his fame, with a reported £200 daily heroin and crack addiction.

Exes: Known for a string of high profile relationships in his heyday, the rocker was in a tumultuous relationship with Kate Moss from 2005 to 2007 (pictured at Glastonbury in 2005)

Exes: Known for a string of high profile relationships in his heyday, the rocker was in a tumultuous relationship with Kate Moss from 2005 to 2007 (pictured at Glastonbury in 2005)

Back in the day: As Pete was battling a reported £200 daily heroin and crack addiction. p the couple split following a series of 'blazing rows'

Back in the day: As Pete was battling a reported £200 daily heroin and crack addiction. p the couple split following a series of ‘blazing rows’

Revealing details of the relationship in his tell-all memoir A Likely Lad, Pete described the couple’s split following a series of ‘blazing rows’, which would see Kate hit him with his guitar.

But despite his rowdy past, which even saw him serve two months in prison, Pete is now clean and enjoying life in France with his wife Katia de Vidas.

Katia is a keyboardist in Pete’s other band, Puta Madres – which is his third musical project, following the Libertines and Babyshambles. 

Heyday: The star is renowned for his drug-fuelled youth and rocker antics - before turning his life around (pictured 2004)

Heyday: The star is renowned for his drug-fuelled youth and rocker antics – before turning his life around (pictured 2004)

Clean-living: But despite his rowdy past, Pete is now clean and enjoying life in France with his wife Katia de Vidas

Clean-living: But despite his rowdy past, Pete is now clean and enjoying life in France with his wife Katia de Vidas

Admitting life in France makes it ‘easier to be clean’, Pete previously told The Guardian: ‘It’s not a big drugs area here. Then, of course, everything stopped. So all the circumstances combined to make it easier to be clean, even for a conniving scoundrel like myself. It just wasn’t worth the aggravation.’ 

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. 

Taking to the Other Stage, often dubbed the NME stage, the Libertines are the first to kick of Glastonbury’s Friday performances – followed on by Kae Tempest.

Back at it: Fatboy Slim also made his mark in a pink onesie as he hit the decks at the Stonebridge Bar area of the festival

Back at it: Fatboy Slim also made his mark in a pink onesie as he hit the decks at the Stonebridge Bar area of the festival

Like father like son: Woody Cook, who is Fatboy Slim and Zoe Ball;s son, also took his own turn to play a set

 Like father like son: Woody Cook, who is Fatboy Slim and Zoe Ball;s son, also took his own turn to play a set

Loving it: Woody was in high spirits as he performed at the Rave Tree during Glastonbury's day two

Loving it: Woody was in high spirits as he performed at the Rave Tree during Glastonbury’s day two

Kicking off on Wednesday, Glastonbury has already welcomed a string of talent, as Thursday saw former Spice Girl Mel C take the stage in an energetic DJ set.

Fatboy Slim also made his mark in a pink onesie as he hit the decks at the Stonebridge Bar area of the festival, before his son Woody Cook played a set too.

The festival is set to run until Sunday 26 June, with stars such as Sam Fender, Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar and Noel Gallagher all set to take the stage. 

Energetic: While former Spice Girl Mel C take the stage in an energetic DJ set on the William's Green stage

Energetic: While former Spice Girl Mel C take the stage in an energetic DJ set on the William’s Green stage

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