Liam Gallagher gets music started at muddy Glastonbury festival
PILTON (REUTERS) - British rocker Liam Gallagher kicked off three days of music at the Glastonbury festival on Friday, cheered on by mud-splattered revellers glad to see the skies clear after 18 hours of rain.
In one of the worst-kept secrets of the 2013 festival, Gallagher and his band Beady Eye opened the day at 11am (6pm Singapore time) from one of 58 stages scattered across a sprawling 364ha site at Worthy Farm in rural south-west England.
Despite vowing never to play at Glastonbury again after criticising the event in 2004, the former Oasis frontman kicked off an hour-long set with Flick Of The Finger and pulled out crowd pleasers like Morning Glory.
"It's never too early for a bit of rock 'n roll aggro, is it?" a black-clad Gallagher told the heaving crowd, wearing a pair of sunglasses.