The Enemy revive Oasis’ Britpop spirit at Isle Of Wight

Tom Clarke and co stage amp tribute with rumours Liam Gallagher is on the way

The Enemy paid tribute to the Isle Of Wight crowd – and Oasis – as they played on the second day (June 14) of the festival.

Taking the stage just after 5pm (BST), the Coventry trio praised the crowd who were singing and dancing in the afternoon sun.

“Respect to these guys down here,” declared frontman Tom Clarke pointing into the crowd as his band played a selection from their debut album ‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’. “This lot down the front know! This lot in the middle know! The lot at the back know too!”

Performing in front of an amp emblazoned with the Union Jack, Clarke‘s set-up seemed a subtle tribute to [a]Oasis’ classic Britpop get up, and with rumours that the Manchester band’s frontman – and The Enemy‘s hero – Liam Gallagher was planning to head to the site today, it was clear the band were putting in an extra effort for the receptive festival crowd.

Clarke added that it was a “privilege” to be on the line-up with the likes of the Sex Pistols and Ian Brown who follow them later at the Isle Of Wight tonight.

The band then performed ‘Happy Birthday Jane’ though dedicated to their friend ‘Liz‘, who was celebrating her birthday today.

They then wrapped up their set with ‘You’re Not Alone’ with Clarke telling the crowd: “I’ll see you down the front for the ‘Pistols!”

The Enemy played:

‘Away From Here’

’40 Days And 40 Nights’



‘Had Enough’


‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’

‘This Song Is About You’

‘It’s Not OK’

‘Happy Birthday Jane’

‘You’re Not Alone’

Highlights of the band’s set are being broadcast through

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