Rufus Wainwright pays tribute to Judy Garland at Oxegen

Singer also has his say on global warming

Rufus Wainwright payed tribute to Judy Garland at Oxegen Festival today (July 8).

The singer played two songs by the legendary singer – ’A Foggy Day In London Town’ and ’If Love Were All’– accompanied by a pianist.

He introduced the tracks by saying: “We’re going to do two Judy Garland songs, just to give you all a break.”

Commenting on the fact that the sun had come out after the rain, Wainwright said: “The sun always comes out when I play here. I’m the cloud of global warming. Fuck global warming.”

The singer played a traditional Irish song ’Macushlah’ and introduced it by saying: “I’m going to do something I’ve never done before at a festival – I’m going to play a traditional Irish song. My mother KateKate The Great, made me sing it.”

Rufus Wainwright played:

‘Release The Stars’


‘Rules and Regulations’

‘A Foggy Day In London Town’

‘If Love Were All’

‘The Art Teacher’

‘Going To Town’

‘Between My Legs’

‘I’m Not Ready To Love’



‘Gay Messiah’

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