Review: Liam Gallagher at the Isle of Wight Festival

Review: Liam Gallagher at the Isle of Wight Festival

Since the start of his solo career in May last year, former Oasis and Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher has barely taken a break from touring. 

The Isle of Wight, then, is, in some senses, just another day in the office – but what a great day.

The king of swagger sauntered on stage, up to the mic, to shout, Yes Isle of Wight! We expected nothing less from the Britpop legend who then kicked off the set with Oasis classic, Rock and Roll Star. 

As soon as the opening chords were struck, the crowd, went insane as hundreds of the Isle of Wight’s finest £5.50 pints of beer were launched amongst the audience.

The set continued with a powerful energy from both Liam and the crowd as he performed Oasis anthems (including tunes not played for years such as Bring It On Down and Whatever), as well as the biggest hits from his solo album, As You Were. 

As the set began to draw to a close the sky painted a perfect backdrop for the atmosphere, with a firey sunset filling the sky behind the main stage. 

Proudly clutching his maracas, the younger Gallagher brother spoke to the crowd for the last time: ‘Right you’ve got three choices: Live Forever, Wonderwall, or I fuck off’. The winner, inevitably, was his favourite song and the song he despises most, Wonderwall.

Words by Izzy Sigston

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