June 28 - Glastonbury festival gets underway as Liam Gallagher's band Beady Eye kick off proceedings from The Other Stage. Lindsay Claiborn reports.
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British rocker Liam Gallagher kicked off three days of music at the Glastonbury festival on Friday (June 28). In one of the worst-kept secrets of the 2013 festival, Gallagher and his band Beady Eye opened the day at 11 a.m. from one of 58 stages scattered across festival grounds.
Despite vowing never to play at Glastonbury again after criticizing the event in 2004, the former Oasis frontman performed an hour-long set.
SOUNDBITE: Liam Gallagher, saying (English):
"I always like Glastonbury, but I might have had a bad time here once. But Glastonbury is mega."
More than 135,000 fans have descended on a 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 people in 1970 who paid one pound and got free milk.
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