Liam Gallagher has changed the name of Parklife festival

LG had a 'genius' idea ahead of his huge show in Manchester this evening

Liam Gallagher has renamed Parklife festival ahead of his performance at the event later this evening.

The Oasis icon will take to the stage at Manchester’s Heaton Park, which has already seen sets from Lorde, N.E.R.D and The xx this weekend. Day 2 welcomes appearances from Sigrid, Skepta and Everything Everything.

As he geared up for his huge homecoming show, Gallagher took to Twitter yesterday to share his excitement – as well as giving criticism to the festival’s choice of name.

He posted: “Rite up for this festival in oh Manchester is wonderful oh Manchester is wonderful it’s full of not too sure bout the name though I guess you should never judge a book by its cover or a festival by its name for that matter as you were LG x”

Gallagher’s dislike of the name is probably due to the fact that it’s a track title from former Britpop rivals Blur.

Following up the tweet, LG offered a ‘genius’ alternative label for the two-dayer – which references his signature style. “Stick an A in the middle of the K and the L and we’re there PARKALIFE sounds better already as you were LG the genius x”

Honouring Gallagher’s wishes, the festival’s official Twitter channel has changed its name to ‘Parkalife’ to celebrate to ‘Wall of Glass’ artist’s appearance. Check it out below.

Meanwhile, Liam Gallagher was recently joined onstage by former Oasis member Bonehead. The surprise appearance occurred as Gallagher supported The Rolling Stones at their Olympic Stadium show in London. During the set, Liam dedicated ‘Live Forever’ to Manchester.

In other news, Liam gave an update on his “biblical” second solo LP last month. He confirmed that he’ll be working with Greg Kurstin and Andrew Wyatt – who also worked on his 2017 debut, ‘As You Were‘.