Doherty To Stage Gig At Home?19 August 2008
Doherty To Stage Gig At Home?
Doherty's notorious group Babyshambles were booked to play at Moonfest in Wiltshire, England later this month (Aug08).
But local police have stepped in and put a stop to the show - amid fears thousands of youngsters will turn up and cause mayhem.
Officers say they are "seriously concerned" about crowd safety after deciding organisers had not provided enough security workers for the event.
Superintendent Paul Williams of the Wiltshire Police says: "The issue is not the act itself, it is the profile of fans that follow the act. Wiltshire police do not have an issue with Pete Doherty or Babyshambles."
The order was obtained under the 2003 Licensing Act after local magistrates ruled there was "a likelihood of disorder" on the night Babyshambles were booked to play.
But Doherty's manager Andy Boyd says the ban is "outrageous" - and has promised to stage a gig at the rocker's home in nearby Marlborough instead.
He added: "We might even do it at Pete's house in a big barn. We're definitely going to honour those tickets somehow, but as far as the festival goes our hands are tied.
"Babyshambles have played about 25 festivals this year. They've been playing festivals all summer, what's the difference with this one?"
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