Liam Gallagher was given the enviable job of opening the 2013 Glastonbury Festival with a surprise set on The Other Stage on Friday morning (June 28, 2013). The singer, who aired his dismay for the festival following his former band Oasis' set in 2004, arrived on-stage and immediately launched into Flick of the Finger, a recent single for Beady Eye.

Liam GallagherLiam Gallagher Performing With Beady Eye At Brixton Academy

The cloudy weather and early start did nothing to deter the famous Mancunian, who was on typically brash form. "It's never too early for a bit of Rock'n'Roll aggro, is it?" asked Gallagher as his new band launched into Morning Glory, an Oasis hit written by his brother Noel Gallagher.

Over 180,000 fans have descended on the festival site in Somerset for three days of music starting on Friday with the likes of Chic, Sinead O'Connor, Dizzee Rascal and Arctic Monkeys. The site was battered with rain on Thursday, though forecasters expect it to remain dry for the remainder of the festival, which will play host to the likes of Mumford & Sons and The Rolling Stones

Ahead of his group's performance, Stones' guitarist Keith Richards told Radio 1's Newsbeat, "I think the only pressure we feel is that it is the first time we've done an outdoor show for yonks and English weather.Throwing in those two equations, yeah there is maybe a little apprehension."

Friday's line-up on the Pyramid stage includes Californian band Haim, pop star Rita Ora, rapper Professor Green and rockers The Vaccines.

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