Liam Gallagher announces huge support acts for upcoming Manchester show

Extra tickets are now also on on sale for the Lancashire County Cricket Club show

Huge support acts have been announced for Liam Gallagher‘s upcoming homecoming show at Manchester’s Lancashire County Cricket Club.

The former Oasis-turned solo star will be heading back to Manchester in August, playing to 50,000 fans at the legendary venue. Now, it’s been confirmed that he’ll be joined by The Verve‘s Richard Ashcroft, as well as hometown grime star Bugzy Malone and Manc guitar band Twisted Wheel.

The show follows his appearance at this summer’s Rize Festival, and will take place on Saturday August 18. Tickets are available here.

Speaking last year about who he wanted to support him at the upcoming summer dates, Gallagher said: “It can’t all be 90s stuff, man. We’ve got to mix it up a bit. I’d like to get Skepta playing, have something a bit different.”

Aschcroft has recently been supporting Gallagher on a string of US tour dates. The former Verve frontman recently hit out at brother Noel after he called out artists who don’t write their own songs.

Speaking on the Sodajerker podcast , Noel said: “I’m offended by singer/songwriters who when you scratch the surface don’t do any fucking songwriting. As far as I’m aware if you scratch the surface of any solo artist in Britain and they’ve all got a team of songwriters behind them apart from me, Paul Weller and Johnny Marr, I’m struggling to think of anybody else.”

Noel then named several artists he believes to benefit from songwriting teams, listing: “Richard Ashcroft, our kid (Liam Gallagher), all the way to fucking Ed Sheeran and the little fella from One Direction, they’ve all got an army of songwriters behind them.”

Responding to Noel’s comments on Twitter, Ashcroft fired back: “I don’t write my own songs? You want to qualify that NG”.