The Courteeners bring ‘the sun’ to soggy T In The Park

Liam Fray tries his best to gee up wet crowd

The Courteeners tried to lift soggy T In The Park festival-goers’ spirits today (July 10) after the Scottish event was lashed by rain.

Led by singer/guitarist Liam Fray, the band tore through a 12-song set on the Radio 1/NME Stage as drizzle continued to pour down on the Balado site.

Before playing ‘The Opener’, Fray spoke of the weather affecting proceedings. “This next song is ‘the sun’,” he explained. “Well, it’s easy for me to say that, I suppose.”


He almost incurred the wrath of the Scottish crowd ahead of ‘Fallowfield Hillbilly’, by dedicating the track to the people of Manchester. “Yeah right, I get it – ‘fuck off!'” he quipped after sections of the crowd booed light-heartedly.

“The weather wasn’t so good today, but thank you so much for coming out to see us,” Fray told the audience as the band finished their set.

The Courteeners played:

‘The Good Times Are Calling’
‘Will It Be This Way Forever?’
‘Please Don’t’
‘The Opener’
‘Cross My Heart And Hope To Fly’
‘Bide Your Time’
‘Fallowfield Hillbilly’
‘Take Over The World’
‘You Overdid It Doll’
‘Not Nineteen Forever’
‘What Took You So Long?’

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