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Oasis triumph at second Manchester Heaton Park show

Stone Roses and New Order men watch hometown gig

Pic: Danny North
Oasis triumphed at the second of three hometown summer gigs at Manchester's Heaton Park last night (June 6).

The Gallaghers played an impressive set at the venue, avoiding the technical problems which beset the first show of the run on Thursday (June 4).

The crowd, which included model Agyness Deyn, New Order bassist Peter Hook and The Stone Roses and Primal Scream man Mani, managed to avoid the heavy rain predicted by weather forecasters.

The Enemy returned to the bill after pulling out of Thursday's gig due to singer Tom Clarke's illness.

The Coventry band played a rabble-rousing set, including last single 'No Time For Tears' and debut album tracks 'You're Not Alone' and 'Away From Here'.

Locals Twisted Wheel also provided support, along with Free Peace and Kasabian.

Taking to the stage at 8.45pm (BST), Oasis launched into 'Rock 'N' Roll Star', instantly getting the 70,000 crowd jumping.

The rockers were on top form, sticking to the same set that garnered eventual success on Thursday and leading mass sing-alongs to 'Roll With It', 'Cigarettes And Alcohol' and 'Wonderwall'.

Frontman Liam Gallagher left the stage at numerous points, allowing brother Noel to take lead vocal duties on 'Half The World Away' and fan favourite 'Don't Look Back In Anger'.

The set also included a smattering of tracks from recent album 'Dig Out Your Soul', including 'I'm Outta Time' and 'Waiting For The Rapture'.

A cover of The Beatles' 'I Am The Walrus' was the group's customary set closer, leaving the jubilant hometown crowd in raptures.

Oasis played:

'Rock 'N' Roll Star'
'Lyla'
'The Shock Of The Lightning'
'Roll With It'
'Cigarettes And Alcohol'
'The Meaning Of Soul'
'To Be Where There's Life'
'Waiting For The Rapture'
'The Masterplan'
'Songbird'
'Slide Away'
'Morning Glory'
'My Big Mouth'
'The Importance Of Being Idle'
'Half The World Away'
'I'm Outta Time'
'Wonderwall'
'Live Forever'
'Supersonic'
'Don't Look Back In Anger'
'Falling Down'
'Champagne Supernova'
'I Am The Walrus'


Oasis will return to Manchester Heaton Park for the final gig of their three-night run tomorrow (June 8).

See all the action from Oasis' first night at Heaton Park in our exclusive gallery.

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