Having opened with the wonderful quirky pop of Jessie Ware a few days earlier, the stunning location of Piece Hall in Halifax was taken over by 5,000 or so fans as one of Britrock’s biggest icons, Noel Gallagher, made a trek over to Yorkshire for an unsurprisingly sold-out date ahead of his appearance at Glastonbury Festival. With family and plenty of friends in attendance, Gallagher played through a solid set featuring tracks from his three solo albums along with all those classic Oasis cuts.

With a Manchester City flag draped over one of his amps, Noel was in a fine mood, joking with the crowd and even signing one fan’s album. Our photographer Graham Finney joined the masses as Noel ploughed through a crowd-pleasing set with obvious favourites coming by way of Oasis classics like “Wonderwall,” “Half The World Away” and “Don’t Look Back In Anger” all sung so loud by the enthusiastic Halifax crowd that we’re pretty sure they could be heard back in Manchester.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Set List:

1. Fort Knox
2. Holy Mountain
3. It’s a Beautiful World
4. She Taught Me How to Fly
5. Wandering Star
6. Rattling Rose
7. We’re on Our Way Now
8. Black Star Dancing
9. Dead in the Water
10. Little by Little
11. The Importance of Being Idle
12. Whatever
13. Wonderwall
14. Half the World Away
15. Stop Crying Your Heart Out
Encore:
16. If I Had a Gun…
17. AKA…What a Life!
18. Don’t Look Back in Anger

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