Noel Gallagher blasts ‘freeloaders’ watching Belfast show

The High Flying Birds man became irked by fans watching from a nearby balcony

Noel Gallagher blasted “freeloaders” who watched his show in Belfast from the balconies of a nearby apartment block this week.

The Britpop legend had taken his High Flying Birds to the Belsonic festival in Northern Ireland, but became angry when he spotted revellers watching his performance from their homes, according to The Sun. The balconies overlook the Custom House Square venue.

Pointing at the onlookers, Gallagher shouted:

Who are you anyway? I’m not dedicating fuck all to you freeloading bastards!


Gallagher had been topping a bill that included The Enemy and newcomer Jake Bugg. Belsonic continues throughout August with shows from Two Door Cinema Club and Tom Jones. For more information visit

Meanwhile, Gallagher has confirmed the release of his first solo live DVD on October 15. International Magic Live At The O2 will feature the full gig from his February 26 show plus a second disc which will include footage of his performance from the NME Awards, where he was crowned this year’s Godlike Genius, plus an acoustic set at The Mod Club in Toronto and three music videos from his recent singles.

The former Oasis man recently said he doesn’t think there will ever be a “time when he retires” and he intends to make music for as long as he can.

Gallagher and his High Flying Birds will also play the iTunes Festival on September 12 at London’s Roundhouse. See for full details on how to get tickets.