According to reports in The Sun newspaper today (August 25), the guitarist revealed that an announcement will be made on Tuesday, following the band’s performance at Carling Weekend Leeds festival on Monday night. Oasis perform at the Reading leg of the festival tonight (Friday) – check back with nme.com for the full review as soon as the band leave the stage.
In other Oasis news, Noel told the Daily Record that he will be at the Old Firm Celtic/Rangers match in Glasgow tomorrow when he arrives in the city for the band’s show at the Glasgow Green Festival In The City gig on Saturday night.
“I’m really up for the gig, but I can’t wait to see Celtic playing Rangers at Parkhead. My pals have told me there’s nothing to match the atmosphere. As a Man City fan, I’ve been to loads of electric derbies against United, but I’m told this is something else.” He also revealed who he will be cheering on at the game: “I just decided between the two years ago and now I’m a real Celtic man.”
Meanwhile organisers of Glasgow Green festival, whick kicks off this afternoon with performances by Stereophonics, Paul Weller, Super Furry Animals and Beck, have confirmed that they have secured sponsorship for a further three years.
The #1.5 million event, which is expected to attract 50,000 music fans, has been viewed as a direct competitor to T In The Park, which was based just outside Glasgow for its first three years, moving to Perthshire in 1997.
But Regular Music, organisers of this weekend’s Glasgow Green event played down the rivalry today, commenting: “Everyone is very keen to make us aggressively head-on competitors with T In The Park. But there is room for two events.”
The Glasgow Green bill for tomorrow includes performances by local boys Primal Scream and Teenage Fan Club, who will be playing their first UK date since recording their new album, ‘Howdy!’.