July 14, 2008 0:29

Ian Brown sends Oxegen 2008 off with mini Rihanna cover

Singer brings festival to a close

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Ian Brown brought the Oxegen Festival 2008 to a close tonight (July 13) on the Green Room Stage.

Taking to the stage with a lone trumpeter playing 'The Godfather' theme, the former Stone Roses frontman treated the crowd to an unscheduled cover.

"You been drinking a lot?" Brown asked the crowd and got loud cheers back before he decided to test his microphone by singing a verse of Rihanna's 'Umbrella' acapella.

To chants of "Ian! Ian!" from the crowd, the singer then got stuck into his own material, including 'Golden Gaze', 'Dolphins Were Monkeys' and The Stone Roses' 'Waterfall'.

Brown then wrapped up the 2008 event with a blazing version of 'F.E.A.R.'.

Ian Brown played:

'Goodbye To The Broken'
'Street Children (Pity The Child)'
'On Track'
'Time Is My Everything'
'Sweet Fantastic'
'Destiny Or Circumstance'
'All Ablaze'
'Keep What Ya Got'
'Dolphins Were Monkeys'
'Golden Gaze'
'Longsight M13'
'Sister Rose'

Review all the action from T In The Park and Oxegen Festival this weekend (July 11-13) on NME.COM.

For news, pictures and blogs keep checking the NME.COM's T In The Park and Oxegen pages.

Plus make sure you get next week's issue of NME - on UK newsstands from July 16 - for the ultimate T In The Park and Oxegen Festival review.

NME.COM caught up with Ian Brown at T In The Park. You can watch the interview by clicking on the link below.

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