The Courteeners get Glastonbury singing in the sunshine

Liam Fray plays to massive crowd despite getting sunstroke

The Courteeners enjoyed a loud singalong with their audience as the Glastonbury festival clicked into gear this afternoon (June 25).

Having had a slightly subdued feel due to the soaring temperatures at Worthy Farm the massive, sun-drenched crowd at the Other Stage exploded into life for the Manchester band.

Having changed the lyrics of ‘The Good Times Are Calling’ to reference the festival, frontman Liam Fray praised the audience’s voice ahead of ‘The Opener’.

“This song is about Manchester,” he explained, as a loud cheer revealed plenty of hometown support, “but really it’s about anywhere, it’s for you lot!”

Later before ‘Take Over The World Fray – who joked he wasn’t saying much because he had sunstroke – encouraged the men in the crowd to move closer to their girlfriends, before the group wrapped things up with ‘You Overdid It Doll’, ‘Not Nineteen Forever’ and set closer ‘What Took You So Long?’.

“You’ve got great taste, Glastonbury,” declared Fray as the band’s set reached its climax, adding later. “I want to say thank you to every person in this field for coming to see us, I really mean that.”

The Courteeners played:

‘The Good Times Are Calling’
‘Will It Be This Way Forever’
‘Please Don’t’
‘The Opener’
‘Cross My Heart & 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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