Oasis announce film documenting 1996 Knebworth concerts

Documenting their huge shows to 250,000 fans.

Oasis 1996

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Oasis have announced a feature-length concert film, documenting their 1996 shows at Knebworth.

Announcing the film on Instagram, the band wrote: “The gig that defined an era… The two days in August ‘96 that will be remembered forever by 250,000 Oasis fans as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll events to ever take place on British soil. The feature-length Knebworth concert documentary, directed by Jake Scott, will be released later this year.”

In a statement, director Jake Scott described the film as “a story-driven entirely by the music, a rock’n’roll experience, told in the moment, like a visual stream-of-consciousness that is built around the extensive archive footage from the event”.

He also added that the film will feature “no on-camera interviews or unnecessary celebrity recollections”.

Scott has previously directed music videos for a huge number of artists, including The Rolling Stones, Soundgarden, Radiohead, The Strokes and many more.

The film is being executive produced by the Gallagher brothers, with RSA Film producing. It will be financed and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment and released theatrically by Trafalgar Releasing.

It’s unclear if Kosmic Kyte, the film production company the two brothers started together in March, is involved in the documentary, however the pair both executive producing the film marks another rare collaboration between the Gallaghers. They have made their frayed relationship public on many occasions, occasionally sparring on Twitter.

More recently, Noel Gallagher speculated on what would have happened if he had stayed in the band for one more show, rather than quitting mid-tour, saying his fights with his brother “would have carried on to the stage, maybe not the physical fighting but the verbals between us.”

“Sometimes I think, ‘I wish I had the memory of that gig,’” he continued. “That would have been the way to go out. But it had to happen… we were getting pissed and fighting, and then [it was] me going, ‘Fuck it, I’m going home. Fuck off!’

“With the benefit of time, I don’t know whether it would have been better to stay and do the gig… which would have been like a monumental, mad fucking Oasis gig.”

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