Noel Gallagher on playing festivals: ‘Just get up there and give it 75%!’

The former Oasis man headlines London's Calling Festival on July 4

Noel Gallagher has spoken ahead of his Calling Festival appearance next week.

The former Oasis man will headline the London event on July 4, with the likes of Ryan Adams And The Shining, Wolf Alice, Modest Mouse, Echo & The Bunnymen and others also performing.

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Speaking to NME in this week’s issue, available digitally and on newsstands now, Gallagher was asked about his plans for what will be High Flying Birds’ biggest show to date.

Gallagher replied: “I haven’t actually given it much thought. Not sure I see the point in overthinking these things. Just get up there and give it 75%! One always has to save some for the after show you see!”

Quizzed on whether he will play any unusual Oasis songs, Gallagher responded in jest: “Fucking hell, d’you want me to tell you what colour of brown or navy blue bomber jacket I’ll be wearing and all?”

In the same interview, Gallagher confirmed that his next record is underway. “I’m already a bit of the way into my next record,” he said. “As for what it will eventually say on the cover though remains to be seen.”

The new record will be Noel Gallagher’s third album as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. It follows ‘Chasing Yesterday’ which was released in February this year and his self-titled 2011 debut.