Noel Gallagher joked that people only came to watch him play Oasis songs during his Glastonbury set on Saturday (25.06.22).
The 55-year-old singer performed at the Pyramid Stage before headliner Sir Paul McCartney and as the first half of his set was filled with his solo material, including ‘Holy Mountain’ and ‘Black Star Dancing’, he admitted that he played them during himself as he knew the crowd wanted to hear the hits of his former band, which broke up in 2009.
He joked in the middle of his set: “Yes Glastonbury! Hope everyone is well.
“What’s going to happen now is I’m going to play a few more songs that you don’t care about.
“Those are for me.
“But if you stay a bit, after that there will be a lot of happy people with bucket hats.”
True to his word, the second half of Noel’s set was largely filled with tracks from Oasis, beginning with “Little By Little”, “The Importance of Being Idle”, “Whatever” and “Wonderwall”.
He then introduced “Half the World Away,” the theme song to classic sitcom “The Royle Family” with a reference to the recent four-day celebrations for Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee.
He joked, “Hello, everyone had a good silver jubilee, yeah? Well, this next song is for the real Royle family, from Manchester.
After ‘Stop Crying Your Heart Out’, Noel returned to his solo with a performance of ‘AKA…What A Life!’ but then closed things out with a unique finale of ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’.
He told the crowd, “Thank you to everyone who stayed with us.
“Enjoy the big man when he arrives…he has some airs.”