Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds play biggest UK headline show at London’s Calling Festival

Ryan Adams, Modest Mouse and The Hives also performed at the Clapham Common festival on Saturday (July 4)

Noel Gallagher‘s High Flying Birds headlined this year’s Calling Festival on Saturday (July 4), what stands as both the former Oasis man’s first solo headline performance at an outdoor event and biggest UK headline show to date.

The London event, which took place on Clapham Common, also saw performances from Ryan Adams, The Hives and Modest Mouse.

“Hello Clapham,” Gallagher said to the crowd as his opened his set. “That’s a phrase I never thought I’d say.”


Gallagher’s headline performance consisted of High Flying Birds tracks and Oasis hits, including ‘Champagne Supernova’ and an acoustic rendition of ‘Fade Away’.

The singer/guitarist ended the set with a performance Oasis’ ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’. See the full setlist below.

Noel Gallagher played:

‘Everybody’s on the Run’
‘Lock All the Doors’
‘In The Heat Of The Moment’
‘Fade Away’
‘The Death Of You And Me’
‘You Know We Can’t Go Back’
‘Champagne Supernova’
‘Dream On’
‘The Mexican’
‘(Stranded On) The Wrong Beach’
‘AKA… Broken Arrow’
‘Digsy’s Dinner’
‘If I Had a Gun…’
‘Do The Damage’
‘The Masterplan’
‘AKA… What a Life!’
‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’

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Earlier in the day, The Hives ended their set with famous 2000 single ‘Hate To Say I Told You So’, directing the crowd to crouch down on the ground and jump up at the pivotal moment.

Modest Mouse, meanwhile, were forced to perform with loaned gear due to their equipment being stuck in Calais.


Ryan Adams failed to perform his well-known cover of Oasis’ ‘Wonderwall’, as had been expected, but concluded his set by referring to Gallagher as “the greatest fucking songwriter of all of our lives”.

Last year’s Calling Festival was headlined by Stevie Wonder and Aerosmith.

Gallagher’s High Flying Birds released ‘Chasing Yesterday’ in March. The album featured the single ‘In The Heat Of The Moment’, as well as Johnny Marr collaboration ‘Ballad Of The Mighty I’.

Speaking to NME earlier this year, Gallagher described ‘Chasing Yesterday’ as being full of “songs that make you kind of punch in the air while crying a little bit”.


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