Frontman Liam Fray strolled on stage in a coat and sunglasses, looking effortlessly cool as he strummed his guitar and melted the crowd in his hands.
‘Cavorting’ was next and the crowd went mental, loving the tunes from their classic album ‘St Jude’ which celebrated its tenth anniversary earlier this year. The love for the band clearly hasn’t dwindled over the last decade, as the crowds kept growing and everyone watching screamed the lyrics back to Liam as loud as they could.
Even newer tracks like ‘No-one Will Ever Replace Us’ had fans cheering and dancing, mesmerised by the band and their incredible stage presence. The raw, indie sound that the Manchester favourites started out with all those years ago blared through the speakers, proving why they’ve only gone from strength to strength as time’s gone on.
‘Take Over the World’ is almost what The Courteeners have done, and the crowd today proved it. The band even played some of their lesser-known tracks like ‘Small Bones’ but the fans were singing their hearts out no less.
When they played huge hit ‘Not Nineteen Forever’ the crowd went wild — singing, clapping and jumping like crazy. When he said his famous line ‘every single one yas’, the fans totally lost it and the crowd was completely full of moving bodies having the time of their lives.
The set ended with ‘What Took You So Long?’ and the crowd sang in unison with Liam, cheering and clapping louder than the music coming from the stage.
It’s safe to say that The Courteeners aren’t going anywhere for a long time yet.