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Liam Gallagher Gets Music Started At Muddy Glastonbury Festival

posted 28 Jun 2013, 11:02 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 28 Jun 2013, 11:03 ]

Glastonbury festival gets underway as Liam Gallagher's band Beady Eye kick off proceedings from The Other Stage.

 PILTON, SOMERSETUNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 28, 2013) (BBC-OTHER STAGE) -  British rocker Liam Gallagher kicked off three days of music at the Glastonbury festival on Friday (June 28), 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 11 a.m. (1000 GMT) from one of 58 stages scattered across a sprawling 900 acre (365-hectare) site at Worthy Farm in rural southwest 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.

Other acts on the bill for Friday include Sinead O'ConnorDizzee RascalRita Ora, and headliners Arctic Monkeys, while the year's main act, The Rolling Stones, will play on Saturday and British folk rockers Mumford & Sons on Sunday.

More than 135,000 fans have descended on the farm located about 130 miles (210 km) southwest of London for Britain's largest music festival, which started off as a retreat for about 1,500 hippies in 1970 who paid one pound and got free milk.