Rumoured Libertines Reunion At Glastoby Contributor | 18 June 2007
Pete Doherty and Carl Barat will be stepping out on stage together once again at Glastonbury this weekend, according to reports.
The pair played an intimate gig at the Hackney Empire earlier this year when Barat joined the bill for what was billed 'as an evening with Pete Doherty'.
According to the Daily Mirror, the two former band mates are set to play together again on the acoustic stage at the Somerset festival.
A source told the paper: "The Hackney Empire gig reminded them of how well they used to work together before the band fell apart and they wanted to see if they could recreate that chemistry at Glastonbury.
"The acoustic stage will probably have to double the number of security staff it employs to prevent a stampede."
Both Doherty and Barat are already scheduled to play at the festival with their respective bands Babyshambles and Dirty Pretty Things.
The Libertines officially parted company with Doherty for the last time on July 1st 2004 after Barat came to the decision to sack his co-front man due to Doherty's addiction problems.
The singer said at the time: "Peter's erratic mental state worries us greatly and having him on tour would only compound his problems."
Doherty then launched himself into Babyshambles while Barat disbanded the Libertines after a tour of the US.
Since then the tensions between the pair have lessened and the former co-front men recorded a special version of A Day in the Life for BBC Radio 2's 40th anniversary Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band show.