August 22, 2009 22:34
Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse kiss onstage at V Festival - video
Babyshambles man gets a smooch at Chelmsford
Pete Doherty played a headline tent show at the V Festival tonight (August 22) – during which he play-fought and kissed Amy Winehouse onstage.
Watch fan footage of the show by clicking on the video below.
The Babyshambles man was playing in the Virgin Mobile Union tent in Chelmsford when Winehouse, who had earlier joined The Specials onstage at the festival, ran from side stage to give a few words of encouragement to the singer/guitarist and plant a kiss on his lips.
She then headed offstage, but returned near the end of the set, relaxing on the drum platform and hugging Doherty repeatedly.
During set-closer 'Albion' she urged the former Libertines frontman to play a guitar solo but he refused, laughing. She struggled with the microphone stand then led repeated cheers for "Mr Peter Doherty", before her stage partner jokingly clasped his hand around her mouth to silence her.
Aside from the impromptu appearance from the jazz-pop singer, Doherty was joined onstage by Stephen Street, who produced his 'Grace/Wastelands' solo album, on guitar, plus Babyshambles duo Drew McConnell and Adam Ficek on bass and drums respectively.
The set also saw appearances from singer Dot Allison to duet on 'Sheepskin Tearaway' and John Bandit, formerly of The Bandits, for 'I Am The Rain' – a song he co-wrote.
Doherty also covered Talking Heads' 'Psycho Killer' and Chas & Dave's West Ham football anthem 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles'.
Pete Doherty (with a cameo from Amy Winehouse) played:
'Last Of The English Roses'
'A Little Death Around The Eyes'
'Back From The Dead'
'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles'
'What A waster'
'I Am The Rain'
'Palace Of Bone'
'Music When The Lights Go Out'
'Time For Heroes'
Read NME's first-hand Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse blog on the NME Festivals Blog now.
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