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Last Updated: Wednesday, 6 August, 2003, 14:08 GMT 15:08 UK
Relaxed Robbie rocks Knebworth
by Dan Taylor
BBCi Music

During his weekend of sell-out gigs, Robbie Williams proclaimed himself "possibly the happiest man in the world" - and revealed he is moving back to the UK after a spell in the States.

Robbie Williams performing in Denmark
Williams is touring Europe
Saturday's crowd treated the concert like a homecoming, giving the star a rapturous welcome and maintaining their enthusiasm throughout the two-hour set.

After an afternoon of impressive support, including Ash and Moby, the curtain finally came up to on the day's main event.

Suspended upside down, aping the cover of his latest album, Escapology, Williams gave the audience a broad grin before launching into guaranteed crowd-pleaser, Let Me Entertain You.

Whatever you say about him ... he knows how to entertain people
Nigel, England

Halfway through a 15- date European tour, Williams looked relaxed from the outset, relishing the opportunity to play up to a home crowd.

From an anecdote about the local butcher to a karaoke version of Strong, the audience was in the palm of his hand.

The new material stood up well alongside more established tracks. Single Come Undone was matched by Monsoon and Me and My Monkey, whilst the slightly weaker Hot Fudge, was carried by an appearance from Robbie's mum.

The gigs also serve as a reminder of just how many great pop songs Robbie can now draw on from his back catalogue.

She's The One, Feel and Kids (even without Kylie) were all stand out, as was an encore of Rock DJ and Angels.

Robbie Williams is the man of the moment and he knows it.

Asking the audience to remember just one thing as they left, he told them, "I'm a singer, I'm a songwriter, I'm a born entertainer". You said it Robbie.




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