Review: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, T in the Park

As rumours of an impending Oasis reunion continue to circulate, seeing Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds headline T in the Park comes across as somewhat of a consolation prize.

It’s a shame, really, as much of Noel’s new music is actually superior to many of the Oasis hits he performs – they just don’t garner even half as much support from the crowd, who are clearly here to listen to the tracks that formed the Britpop soundtrack to their formative years.

That being said, Gallagher and his band pulled off a stellar balancing act – intertwining new material with cleverly chosen Oasis classics such as Fade Away, Champagne Supernova and Whatever, much to the delight of the cheering crowd, who definitely got some of what they came for.

There might be nothing particularly ground-breaking here but, as a field full of muddy music-lovers unite to close T in the Park 2015 by singing along to a euphoric rendition of Don’t Look Back in Anger, it’s hard to find fault with Gallagher, the invincible crowd-pleaser.

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