Fat White Family left a deep impression on Knebworth following their Liam Gallagher support slot at the weekend.
On the face of it, it was an incongruous booking: fractious South London types Fat White Family tasked with entertaining 100,000 of Liam Gallagher's self-proclaimed parka monkeys.
Yet Fat White Family stuck to their guns for an uncompromising performance, facing down the vast crowds by opening with a 10 minute freeform noise-addled drone. Refusing to play the one song casual observers might be familiar with, Fat White Family did it their way… and won out. The reaction on social media was priceless:
knebworth was amazing, but pretty sure ive got ptsd from @FatWhiteFamily what the fuck was all that about, man needs sectioning, never heard or seen anything more awful in my life #Knebworth2022 #Knebworth
— Jacko Jones (@Jacko9327) June 5, 2022
fat white family has to be the worst band i have ever witnessed in my life but i want whatever he was on ngl
— lauren (@lozwh11) June 5, 2022
— . (@volatile_agent) June 5, 2022
I’ve been very lucky to see some incredible support bands over the years.
Let me tell you, Fat white family are defo not in that category.
Fucking shite. #Knebworth
— Ian Smith (@BendyKermit) June 4, 2022
And so it went, on and on… Fat White Family didn't seem to mind, however – soaking up the hate, the performance left a deep impression… and what more, truly, can you ask for?
Thanks to @liamgallagher for having us on at Knebworth yesterday, and to the several Fat White's fans that made their way down to show their support. The struggle is real. It always will be. Onwards. Allah save the queen.
— Fat White Family (@FatWhiteFamily) June 5, 2022