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Fans champion Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye at Leeds Festival debut

Liam returns to the three-day bash for the first time in 11 years

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Beady Eye made their Leeds Festival debut tonight (August 27), with fans coming out in praise for the show as soon as it was wrapped up.

Liam Gallagher's band got a huge thumbs up from the big crowd, who turned out to see the former Oasis frontman make his first appearance at the festival in 11 years.

AJ Garthorpe, 21, said: "It was a mega wasn't it? What did you expect though, it's Liam Gallagher. He's on the ball. I think he’s got more passion now and he's enjoying it more now than he was in Oasis.

Nick Daniel, 28, said: "I thought they were really good. They're quite similar to Oasis but I like their influences like Paul Weller. It's good to see Liam play on his own too. He's a good frontman and he carries the band. I'd rather go and see them than any other band here."

Some fans in the crowd said they thought Beady Eye's songs were better than Noel Gallagher's recent debut solo single 'The Death Of You And Me'.

"I have to admit they’re better than what I’ve heard of Noel Gallagher so far. I'm not impressed with his single at all," said Adam Lea, 18.

Becky Keoghan, 18, said she initially shunned Beady Eye because Noel wasn't in the band. But she changed her opinon after seeing them at Bramham Park tonight, saying: "I refused to listen to them at first because Noel wasn’t in the band but now that I've seen them I really like them."

Liam also took to his Twitter page Twitter.com/LiamGallagher to praise all the fans who came to see his band after the show. "Reading and Leeds proper festivals, thanks to all the kids who stuck around to see Beady Eye. You were amazing LG."

Unlike during last night's gig in Reading, the singer kept quiet about his brother, keeping chat to a minimum as he rattled off songs from their debut album 'Different Gear, Still Speeding'.

Beady Eye played:

'Four Letter Word'
'Beatles And Stones'
'Millionaire'
'The Roller'
'Bring The Light'
'Standing On The Edge Of The Noise'
'Kill For A Dream'
'The Beat Goes On'
'Three Ring Circus'
'Man of Misery'
'The Morning Son'
'Wigwam'
'Sons Of The Stage'


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