OASIS TRIUMPH AT GLASTO

The band play new songs - and a bunch of anthems - at their biggest show in ages...

OASIS made their triumphant return to GLASTONBURY tonight (June 25) as they headlined the PYRAMID STAGE in front of a rapturous audience.

The band, now joined by Ringo Starr’s son Zak on drums, also treated fans to a taste of what’s to come from their forthcoming sixth studio album.

Opening the set with ’Rock ‘N’ Roll Star’, Liam Gallagher, dressed in a white parka jacket simply shouted to the crowd, ”Glastonbury”.

Oasis ripped through a career-spanning set including the tracks ’Cigarettes & Alcohol’, ’Wonderwall’, ’Live Forever’, ’Stop Crying Your Heart Out’, ’Songbird’, ’Columbia’, ’Don’t Look Back In Anger’ and the set-closer – a cover of The Who’s ’My Generation’.

The band also gave the Glastonbury crowd an idea of what to expect from their forthcoming as-yet-untitled sixth studio album, with the new tracks ‘A Bell Will Ring’, and ’The Meaning Of Soul’.

Before playing ’Stop Crying Your Heart Out’, Liam told the audience: “We’d like to dedicate this one to the England football team”.

Tonight was the first time that the band have played at Glastonbury since their headlining 1995 appearance, and marked their biggest outdoor show since their gig at Manchester’s Old Trafford cricket ground in 2002.

Last time Oasis took to the Glastonbury stage they were joined by Robbie Williams who, just after quitting Take That, came to the festival in 1995 and even joined the group onstage to dance.

To warm-up for tonight’s performance Oasis played a warm-up show at Poole Lighthouse on Wednesday (June 23).

Starkey was adding his skills on the drumkit following the departure of former sticksman Alan White earlier this year.

Oasis are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to their last LP, ’Heathen Chemistry’.

Tonight’s setlist was:

’Rock ‘N’ Roll Star’

’Bring It On Down’

‘Supersonic’

‘Morning Glory’

‘Columbia’

‘A Bell Will Ring’

‘Stop Crying Your Heart Out’

‘Little By Little’

‘Cigarettes And Alcohol’

‘Live Forever’

‘The Meaning Of Soul’

‘Acquiesce’

‘Champagne Supernova’

‘Songbird’

‘Wonderwall’

‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’

‘My Generation’

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