Liam Gallagher reportedly refused to headline Isle Of Wight on Sunday night because of the World Cup

England played Panama in the tournament earlier today (June 24)

Liam Gallagher refused to be booked for Isle Of Wight’s Sunday night headline slot because of the World Cup, according to reports.

The Manchester musician co-headlined the festival last night (June 23) with Depeche Mode. Read NME‘s report here.

Gallagher was originally planned to close out the event tonight, but got organisers to switch his performance to Saturday when he realised England would be playing Panama on Sunday afternoon, according to the Daily Mirror.

A source told the paper: “Liam is a massive football fan so it was only right for him to be able to let his hair down and enjoy some booze during the match.” The Killers are set to top the bill tonight instead.

Meanwhile, Gallagher has spoken out about his plans for after his second album has been released. Work on the follow-up to 2017’s ‘As You Were‘ is already underway and the star has estimated it will be done by the end of the year.

““I think we’ll do these albums and then I’ll have a bit of a break and get out of everyone’s hair – and have a breather – and then do a third one if the second one goes well,” he told the Daily Star.

The former Oasis frontman is set to headline London’s Finsbury Park later this month, with a show at Manchester’s Old Trafford Cricket Ground to follow in August. Tickets are available here. Gallagher will also appear at Glasgow’s TRNSMT Festival and Chelmsford’s Rize Festival.