Oasis fans are only weeks away from the band’s new documentary on their iconic Knebworth gigs to be released next month.
The documentary Oasis Knebworth 1996 will be released September 23 and 24 and will chronicle the band’s two record-breaking performances at the venue on August 10 and 11, 1996 to over a quarter million fans.
In a recent clip, Noel Gallagher discussed the inspiration behind the iconic Oasis tune, Live Forever.
The former Oasis guitarist said: “We were a pretty decent band the night before I wrote Live Forever but it was indie music. The day after I wrote Live Forever, we were gonna be the biggest band in the world. I knew it.”
The documentary, directed by Grammy Award-winner Jake Scott, marks the 25th anniversary of one of Britain’s most iconic live concerts of all time.
The landmark concert saw a staggering two percent of the UK population attempting to purchase tickets in 1996.
The film’s synopsis reads:
“This was a time when the UK was slowly recovering from a decade of recession. A surging confidence in arts and culture ushered in Cool Britannia and Oasis meteoric rise reflected the country’s newfound conviction and swagger. Featuring a setlist packed from beginning to end with stone-cold classics, including Champagne Supernova, Wonderwall and Don’t Look Back In Anger, the Knebworth concerts were both the pinnacle of the band’s success and the landmark gathering for a generation.
“Oasis Knebworth 1996 is the story of that weekend and the special relationship between Oasis and their fans that made it possible. It is told through the eyes of the fans who were there, with additional interviews with the band and concert organisers.
“Directed by Jake Scott from extensive concert and exclusive never before seen footage, this is a joyful and at times poignant cinematic celebration of one of the most important concert events of the last 25 years.”
Speaking with Deadline, Scott said the documentary will be “story-driven entirely by the music, a rock and roll experience, told in the moment, like a visual stream of consciousness that is built around the extensive archive footage from the event. No on-camera interviews or unnecessary celebrity recollections.”