Britpop band played to 250,000 people in total over two legendary gigs in 1996
Oasis played Knebworth House in Hertfordshire for two dates from August 10-11, 1996, performing to 250,000 people in total and headlining a bill that also included Manic Street Preachers, The Charlatans, Ocean Colour Scene, Kula Shaker, The Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy.
Writing on Twitter exactly 20 years on, brothers Eoin and Rory Loveless of Drenge said that they lived in Hitchin (17 mins drive from Knebworth) at the time and their mother worked at the outdoor venue but had that weekend off.
“If there had been a terrorist attack at Knebworth, Noel and Liam and the lads would’ve been taken to our house,” the brothers claimed, adding that they were “not sure if this is 100% accurate” as they were “very young”.
See their tweets below.
Earlier today, a live recording of Oasis performing ‘My Big Mouth’ at Knebworth was premiered on NME.com.
The recording will feature as a part of the deluxe ‘Be Here Now: Chasing The Sun Edition’ reissue that is being released later this year, with unheard demos from the sessions set to become available alongside B-sides such as ‘Stay Young’ in one place.