It’s been nearly 12 years since Oasis’ last live show. And although the Gallagher brothers do not think about revitalizing their band, from time to time they remind fans of his history and achievements. Now they have another surprise for fans. On September 23, the documentary “Oasis Knebworth 1996” will be released, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the band’s unforgettable concert.
“Film + Oasis Knebworth 1996+ is a record of the special relationship between the Oasis and their fans that led to an extraordinary event and the biggest concert of the ’90s. It’s a story told through the eyes of fans, enriched by widespread, never-before-released archival footage of concerts and events.” that takes place behind the scenes, interviews with the band and the organizers. It is a joyful and sometimes poignant film testimony to one of the most celebrated concert events” – we read in the official announcement on the Sony Music website.
The film was directed by Grammy Award-winning Jake Scott, who made the music video for “Morning Glory,” a song produced by Oasis in 1995. Prior to that, REM directed “Everybody Hurts”, “Fake Plastic Trees” Radiohead and “Fell on Black Days” Soundgarden.” Oasis Knebworth 1996 is an executive produced by the band’s two former members, feuding brothers Noel Gallagher and Liam Gallagher.
In 1996, the band Oasis, with the support of The Charlatans, Kula Shaker, Manic Street Preachers, The Bootleg Beatles, The Chemical Brothers, Ocean Color Scene and The Prodigy, performed two concerts in the history of festivals in Great Britain. They were detained on August 10 and 11, 1996 in Newport Park in Hertfordshire. Tickets sold out on May 11, 1996, and the night before that day, huge queues formed in front of many music stores and ticket offices. The people in charge of phone reservations also did a lot of work that day, because fans from all over the world asked for tickets. The entire set of tickets sold out in less than 24 hours, a new UK record. A total of a quarter of a million people from all over the world enjoyed the two concerts at Knebworth. And there could have been a lot of them, because more than 2.5 million die-hard fans of the band applied for tickets.
The film will be an emotional journey not only for fans of the band, but also for the musicians themselves. Liam Gallagher admitted, “Knebworth was like ’90s Woodstock to me. It was about music and people. I don’t remember much of it, but I will never forget it. It was my book.” “Premiere + Oasis Knebworth 1996+ is an invitation to the generation of fans who couldn’t attend this iconic show to experience the extraordinary energy that came with Oasis’ performance that truly rocked Knebworth 25 years ago,” said Tom Mackay. Sony Music Entertainment content. (PAP life)
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