Ian Brown plays career-spanning set at Platt Fields in Manchester

Former Stone Roses man performs songs such as 'I Wanna Be Adored' and 'F.E.A.R.' at the outdoor event

Steve Baker
Pic: Steve Baker
Ian Brown played a career-spanning set tonight (June 11) at Platt Fields in Fallowfield, Manchester.

Taking to the stage after support slots by Bad Lieutenant, The Whip and UNKLE, the former Stone Roses frontman was in good spirits from the outset.

"I always wanted to sing at a park in Manchester," Brown said, before asking the crowd, "Have you got your dancing shoes?", and performing The Stone Roses' classic track 'I Wanna Be Adored'.

Quickly following up with solo singles 'Golden Gaze', 'Time Is My Everything', 'All Ablaze' and 'Keep What Ya Got', Brown then moved onto a series of songs from his 2009 album 'My Way'.

Including 'Crowning Of The Poor' and 'Marathon Man', the set would draw to a close with 'Longsight M13' and 'Sister Rose', before crowd favourite 'F.E.A.R.'.

Coming back on to do an encore, Brown said he would "take requests", which resulted in everyone shouting the titles of different Ian Brown or Stone Roses tracks he hadn't already played.

Deciding to play 'All Our Yesterdays', his band then launched into The Stone Roses' 'Fools Gold'.

Rounding the night off with 'Stellify', the set's climax came in the form of 'Just Like You'.

Ian Brown played the following:

'I Wanna Be Adored'
'Golden Gaze'
'Time Is My Everything'
'All Ablaze'
'Keep What Ya Got'
'Crowning Of The Poor'
'Save Us'
'Corpses In Their Mouths'
'Vanity Kills'
'Love Like A Fountain'
'Own Brain'
'Marathon Man'
'Longsight M13'
'Sister Rose'
'F.E.A.R.'
'Fools Gold'
'Stellify'
'Just Like You'


Earlier in the night the outdoor event saw DJ sets from Mr. Scruff, Peter Hook and Mike Pickering, plus live sets on a second stage from Detroit Social Club and A Certain Ratio.

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