Noel Gallagher has said in an interview with German magazine Event that Oasis will release a documentary and a live album next year to celebrate 20 years since the legendary Knebworth shows that took place in 1996.
When questioned if a Oasis documentary was in the pipeline he said ""Oh yeah! Just because it'll be the 20th anniversary of our Knebworth concerts in 2016. And because we're a bunch a 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. But 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 history of Oasis - and then leave it at that. So far there's going to be a documentary and a live album."
Thanks to asimarx for the translation.
Knebworth is a venue that has long been associated with the biggest acts in rock history; Queen, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones had all played there to vast audiences. Oasis saw themselves as part of this rock legacy and there were only few UK locations left that could handle the crowds that followed them. Oasis wanted to set a new benchmark for an open-air performance; they hired the biggest PA, the biggest video screens, and reportedly sold over 250,000 tickets for two consecutive performances.
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