Noel Gallagher says Glastonbury ‘don’t pay enough’ for Oasis to reform to headline festival

The Britpop band have been the subject of reunion rumours in recent months

Noel Gallagher has denied that Oasis would reform to headline Glastonbury Festival, claiming that the organisers “don’t pay enough” to persuade him to reunite with brother Liam.

The group parted ways in 2009, with rumours of a potential reunion circulating earlier this year.

Having previously stated that there’s a “one per cent chance” of the band getting back together, Gallagher has also raised doubts over whether a slot at Worthy Farm would be enough to persuade them.


“I don’t know where the rumours keep coming from about Glastonbury,” Gallagher recently told The Daily Star. “Would we ever do it? They don’t have enough money, I’m afraid. That’s the bottom line, they just don’t pay enough.”

“I’ve done it a few times, I know what they pay and it’s not enough,” he added.

Oasis recently topped NME readers’ poll of who they want to headline next year’s Glastonbury. The 2016 event will take place at its usual home in Pilton, from June 22-26.


Gallagher also revealed in the Daily Star interview that he has been asked to be a judge on X Factor twice but that “it is not something I want to do”.

“I’d rather be watching it at home with my daughter. Like I don’t have enough to do? Being on the TV every night would be nonsense,” he said.

Gallagher’s recent album with his band High Flying Birds, ‘Chasing Yesterday’, was released back in February.