The Oasis man gives the lowdown on who he rates at this year’s festival...

NOEL GALLAGHER has given his tips for this year’s GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL and said the band’s new album will be “ready when it’s ready”.

Oasis headline the Pyramid Stage at this year’s festival. Speaking on the official festival website, Noel said that this year he’ll be looking forward to seeing Kings Of Leon, The Stands and Morrissey, who are on just before their headline slot.

Noel revealed: “Glastonbury Festival is something very, very, very special. Everything you’ve ever heard about it still can never really prepare you for the whole event once you get here and it can’t ever really be put into words.

“As far as line-ups go, having Kings Of Leon there makes a festival for me. I’m looking forward to seeing Morrissey. They’re a really good band.”

Noel also revealed what the festival has meant for him in the past. He continued: “The first year I came I remember sitting up in one of the fields somewhere and it was about half past one on the Saturday afternoon. I had been at the festival since the Friday and all I remember from then is being tapped on the shoulder on that Saturday afternoon and turning around to see that it was two official looking chaps who had come to tell me that I was due to play on the stage in about 15 minutes! I spent my time then trying to convince them that I’d played the day before. I didn’t know where I was, I was out of it, but I got there in the end and it was great.”

The band are currently working on a new album, which is scheduled for either late this year or at the start of next.

In the interview Noel said the band are “all in the studio writing separately”, and that the album will be “ready when its ready”.

The band warm-up for the festival with a sold out gig at the Poole Lighthouse (June 23).