Oasis have announced they are to play this year’s Reading/Leeds 2000 Festival.
They play Reading on Friday August 25 and Leeds on Monday August 28. Tickets go on sale on March 6 and are #80 for the weekend including camping, #33 per day ticket without a camping pass.
Explaining why they’d plumped for Reading/Leeds rather than Glastonbury, which organiser Michael Eavis had personally aksed them to play, Noel Gallagher said: “As far as I’m concerned there are two main British music festivals, Glastonbury and Reading. As we’ve already played Glastonbury twice and Reading is nearer to my house, it was an easy choice to make.”
An insider on the festival scene told nme.com that Oasis had turned down #1.5million to play V2000, the other big UK music festival, so it was likely that the band were being paid at least #2million to do Reading/Leeds.
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Oasis, currently at number one with single ‘Go Let It Out’, release new album ‘Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants’ on February 28 through their own Big Brother label.