The band plan a gig at South Park in Oxford - make your own Cartman jokes here...
RADIOHEAD are planning a hometown show in OXFORD on July 7.
The band are looking at various venues around Oxford, and are currently in discussions with the local council for a 35,000 capacity show at the nearby South Park.
A spokesperson for Radiohead told NME.COM this afternoon (February 22) that a show is definitely “being planned”, but no final arrangements have yet been confirmed for the show, which would be the band’s largest ever in their hometown.
According to a report in the local Oxford Mail newspaper, promoters are looking to pay £25,000 for the hire of the park for the day.
Councillor Jim Campbell, who is the chair of the leisure services committee in Oxford, said: “The band wants to have an Oxford concert and have committed themselves to a date in July. This would be great for Oxford, and we are very keen on the idea, subject to certain conditions, particularly in terms of making sure local residents are not badly affected.
“Radiohead would pay for the cost of hiring the park, so in a sense, they would be helping out their home town. This is not yet signed and sealed, but it is very close to being delivered.”
The head of parks, Andrew Parsons, added: “The idea is that, while Radiohead would probably be the main attraction, the event would be a showcase for local talent. Emergency services, including staff at the (local) John Radcliffe Hospital, are being consulted on arrangements for the day.”
Radiohead have previously said that they are planning a US tour for June, and have already confirmed two German shows at the Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals over the weekend of June 1-3.
All the proposed shows coincide with the release of the band’s forthcoming album ‘Amnesiac’, due in the UK on June 4 via Parlophone.