Bob Dylan, 70, rocks out at London festival

Monday June 20, 2011

Bob Dylan wowed the crowds who braved the rain to see him perform at the London Feis Festival this weekend, performing a string of his classic songs.

The musical legend, who turned 70 last month, headlined the gig in Finsbury Park on Saturday night - his only UK performance of 2011 - where he played old favourites including It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, Highway 61 Revisited, All Along The Watchtower and Blowin' In The Wind.

Dylan returned for his encore, and after introducing his band, he performed Like A Rolling Stone, allowing the crowd of over 20,000 to sing along with the chorus.

Shane McGowan, The Cranberries and Christy Moore were among some of the Irish acts that had performed at the event earlier in the day.

Festival boss Vince Power organised the Feis as a revival of The Fleadh which ran in London for 14 years until 2004.

Thin Lizzy and Van Morrison performed on the final day of the Feis on Sunday, with the Guinness flowing as the crowds enjoyed the live music event and celebration of Irish culture.

Photo: © Getty Images

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