In 1996, Oasis brought 250,000 fans to Knebworth House in Hertfordshire for two nights of music. The event is a milestone in music as well as a monument to its generation. Considering the vastness of the venue, the ambition behind the events was unprecedented at the time. Through archival footage, the film aims to showcase the meaning of music given to fans who attended.
Backstage videos along with interviews from both Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher offer an in-depth look at the neo-British Invasion band at the height of their career. Coming off the release of their second album, (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?, the setlist for the shows contain hit favorites such as “Morning Glory,” “Don’t Look Back In Anger” and “Wonderwall.”
As shown in the trailer, fans are both documented at the event and interviewed to share their unique perspectives on the performances. It is this relationship between fan and artist that allowed the largest concert of the ’90s to take place. “This is history,” Noel yells to the sold out crowd in the preview.
The band also released a previously unseen version of “Champagne Supernova” from the documentary, which will be on the live album of the performance. The record, also titled Oasis Knebworth 1996, will be available on 2CD, triple LP and a deluxe box set that features replicas of original gig memorabilia. All formats can be preordered here.
Both Gallagher brothers serve as executive producers along with Black Dog Films. The documentary will play in select theaters beginning Sept. 23, with tickets available here. Fans who don’t attend the limited release can preorder the DVD or Blu-Ray along with the live album here.