Wolf Alice have just been announced to support Liam Gallagher at Finsbury Park, so we talked to them about it

Loads more brilliant names have also been added

Wolf Alice lead the latest additions of special guests to support Liam Gallagher at his upcoming show at London’s Finsbury Park – a gig which they describe as “just fucking mega”.

Also joining the Oasis turned solo star will be DMA’S, Dream Wife, The Sherlocks, Twisted Wheel, Trampolene and more at his huge outdoor show in the capital on Friday June 29.

“I can’t speak for everyone, but I think the general consensus is it’s just fucking mega really, innit,” Wolf Alice bassist Ellis told NME. “What’s better than getting an offer to support Liam Gallagher? It’s just really, really cool and I’m so proud to eventually say I supported Liam Gallagher and fingers crossed nothing goes wrong.”


He continued: “I never dreamt of supporting Oasis or any of those bands. That whole realm seems almost fictitious cos it was on such a big scale, do you know what I mean? Because I’m from a bit of a different generation as well, they took on a different form. They were untouchable.

“It was beyond dreaming about it, really. You never think that’s going to happen.”

Ellie Rowsell
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 24: Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice performs at Alexandra Palace on November 24, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Burak Cingi/Redferns)

Asked about the material from Liam’s debut solo album ‘As You Were‘, Ellis replied: “I really love that song ‘Chinatown’. I really love it. Me and Ellie always sing that.

“Also, right, everyone slags off Beady Eye or seems to have something bad to say. I fucking really liked both of those albums. I liked the second one! I thought it was cool. They did Jools Holland with Jay Sharrock and I think his dad, Chris Sharrock from The La’s, playing two drum kits side by side. That was really cool. So I’m bigging up Beady Eye as well.”

The line-up for Liam Gallagher's London Finsbury Park show
The line-up for Liam Gallagher’s London Finsbury Park show


Meanwhile, Gallagher has also teased that he hopes grime legend Skepta can support him at his upcoming summer shows.

“It can’t all be 90s stuff, man,” he said. “We’ve got to mix it up a bit. I’d like to get Skepta playing, have something a bit different.”