Liam Gallagher proves he’s the ultimate rock ’n’ roll star at Glastonbury 2017

His first solo set at Glastonbury is a swaggering, emotional moment

Liam Gallagher’s debut solo set at Glastonbury is worth the hype, and enough to make Oasis fans even more desperate for a reunion. Delivering classics from the start, he brings swagger, soul and emotion to his Saturday (June 24) Other Stage set.

When he opens with ‘Rock N Roll Star’ and ‘Morning Glory’, fans are clinking drinks, setting off flares and sitting on the shoulders of strangers. There’s no Noel on stage, but nothing can dampen the spirits.

After starting with hits, he tells the crowd: “Now we’ve got your attention, we’re gonna play some new songs.” First is the swaggering recent single ‘Wall of Glass’, followed by ‘Greedy Soul’ and ‘Bold’, an acoustic-led song with the makings of a classic.

Advertisement

Tens of thousands are in attendance, including Carl Barat, Emily Eavis and a particularly up-for-it deputy Labour leader, Tom Watson. After picking out Oasis favourites ‘Slide Away’ and ‘Be Here Now’, he closes with a tender moment. ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ is dedicated to victims of the Grenfell tower tragedy and the Manchester Arena attack. Gallagher leaves the crowd to sing the lines, and it makes for one of Glastonbury’s finest moments. Never underestimate the man, he was made for sets like this.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stormzy – ‘Heavy Is The Head’ review: a broad-reaching, genre-buckling romp

Stormzy's second album is hugely broad-reaching but never gets dull or overstays its welcome

Edward Norton: “If you take your work seriously, it’s all-consuming”

The 'Fight Club' star on working with Thom Yorke, new film 'Motherless Brooklyn' and building a Hollywood legacy

What’s new on the NME 1 and NME 2 playlists this week?

Lock down your aerial, you're listening to NME Radio
Advertisement