According to Noel Gallagher in an interview with German magazine Event, Oasis are planning to release a live album and documentary based on their 1996 Knebworth House gigs. Gallagher was asked in the interview if a documentary was in the works, to which he replied: “Oh yeah! Just because it’ll be the 20th anniversary of our Knebworth concerts in 2016. And because we’re a bunch of nutters, we’ve completely forgotten that we had actually filmed the whole thing. With like 20 cameras and a lot of what happened on the festival ground as well. Like fans arriving, backstage sequences, interviews and flights over the area. Which we’ve never released. I’ve no idea why”.
Oasis played to a combined audience of 250,000 people at two huge outdoor shows on August 10 and 11, 1996. Noel has also described the event as the highlight of the band’s career saying, “we decided that 2016 would be a good moment to do so, since Knebworth was the highlight of our career. We think that the 20th would make a good occasion to reflect on that, or to tell the history of Oasis – and then leave it at that. So far there’s going to be a documentary and a live album”. So, with all the nostalgia of Knebworth, could it be only a matter of time until Oasis reform?
Noel has said he would be willing to reform the band, but has also said that the decision wouldn’t be solely up to him. “It’s not up to me. Who knows if Liam wants to do it? He probably does, but I don’t know”. Whatever happens, a new Oasis release will definitely be exciting. In other Oasis flashbacks, this week also marks the 19th anniversary of the band’s single “Don’t Look Back In Anger” reaching the #1 spot on the UK singles charts on the 25th of February, 1996.