With the former Hard Rock Calling Festival boasting some of the biggest acts in music history, the newly relocated pint-sized Calling Festival brought a seemingly placid crowd to London's Clapham Common on Saturday 4th July.
Oasis icon Noel Gallagher saw to it that the crowd weren't disappointed, bringing forth a selection of tracks from High Flying Birds' latest album and a number of 90's classics including 'Champagne Supernova', 'Fade Away' and 'Whatever'. Happily engaging with his fans in classic Gallagher fashion, the crowd of midsummer anorak-wearing, Paul Weller haircut-donning post-mods showed their gratefulness by launching cups of overpriced festival beer (or similarly coloured liquid) into the air.
Whilst there was no hope of brother Liam surprising fans with an appearance, Noel brought the festival to a close in style with 'Don't Look Back in Anger'.
Photo by Justin Trickett courtesy of Calling Festival
Highlights from the day included Swedish rockers The Hives smashing their performance before handing over the Main Stage's surprisingly small crowd to a lack-lustre Modest Mouse. Luckily New Yorkers Bleachers were able to pick up the pace and entertain with their punk-pop-esque energy and sax solos. Ryan Adams was at hand to cater to his UK fanbase whilst Wolf Alice seized the opportunity to warm up the crowd with an energetic and emotive selection of songs from their small yet undeniably impressive catalogue.
See below for the full setlist for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at Calling Festival, Clapham Common on 4th July 2015:
Shoot a Hole Into the Sun
Everybody's on the Run
Lock All the Doors
In the Heat of the Moment
Fade Away (Oasis cover)
The Death of You and Me
You Know We Can't Go Back
Champagne Supernova (Oasis cover)
Whatever (Oasis cover)
(Stranded On) The Wrong Beach
AKA… Broken Arrow
Digsy's Dinner (Oasis cover)
If I Had a Gun…
Do the Damage
The Masterplan (Oasis cover)
AKA… What a Life!
Don't Look Back in Anger (Oasis cover)