Lewis Capaldi explains why he decided to rip the piss out of Noel Gallagher at Glastonbury 11 months ago

Lewis Capaldi explains why he decided to rip the piss out of Noel Gallagher at Glastonbury

“I hope he sees it. I love him to bits”.

After performing to sold-out venues around Ireland, the Lewis Capaldi fan club in the 32 counties is already wedged. However, the 22-year-old is definitely getting new fans because he genuinely seems like one of the funniest people in the music industry.

Self-depreciating and more than happy to take the piss out of himself, Capaldi's Twitter feed is a joy to behold. Oh yeah, it also helps that his debut album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, is an absolute corker too.

When it comes to selling albums and concert tickets, a bit of publicity can go a long way and a few weeks ago, Noel Gallagher had a pop at Capaldi's music.

Granted, Noel has a pop at absolutely everyone, so Capaldi knew exactly how to take the jibe, in good spirits.

A quick recap.

During an interview, the former guitarist of Oasis said: "Music is fucking wank at the moment. Who's this Capaldi fella? Who the fuck's that idiot?"

Capaldi replied on Instagram by saying: "Fucking c’mon! Fucking peaked – slagged off by Noel Gallagher!"

Well, Capaldi came out on Glastonbury's Pyramid stage with Shane McMahon's WWE theme song blaring, dressed up in a parka jacket, sun glasses, and a Noel Gallagher t-shirt.

In an interview with the BBC’s Jo Whiley after his set, Capaldi explained the thinking behind his entrance and said of Gallagher: “I hope he sees it – I love him to bits”.

“I’m a massive Noel Gallagher fan by the way. But Noel brought me up in an interview the other day, and said he wasn’t the biggest fan of the music, but I’m a fan of his so I thought the only way to do it – to do this Glastonbury, my first ever Glastonbury – was to play homage to a man who I love so dearly – a spiritual father if you will. So I had the parker and the bucket hat and I hope he sees it, I love him to bits. I think [the banter with Noel is] hilarious and I thought ‘let’s do it back and forth’, I like it.”

We're certain that Liam approved.