2021 marks 25 years since Oasis' two iconic record breaking live concerts at Knebworth Park in Hertfordshire on August 10-11, 1996. The shows were both the pinnacle of the band's success and a landmark gathering for a generation of young people. Released alongside the cinema debut of the feature length documentary film of the event, Oasis Knebworth 1996 is the definitive live recording featuring a setlist packed with stone cold classics taken from across both nights of the concert, from the opening salvoes of "Columbia" and "Acquiesce," to "Champagne Supernova," "Don't Look Back In Anger," "Live Forever," an orchestra backed "I Am The Walrus," and of course the universally loved anthem "Wonderwall."
The two massive nights saw over a quarter of a million young music fans from all over the world converging on Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire to see the legendary sets. Tickets went on sale on May 11, 1996. Queues formed outside local record shops and ticket offices overnight, and fans around the world spent the day on their landline phones trying to get through to constantly engaged booking lines. All tickets sold out in less than 24 hours, breaking every UK box office record in the process. Organizers estimated the band could have sold two or three times as many tickets. Over 2% of the population of the UK had attempted to buy tickets.
Liam Gallagher says, "Knebworth for me was the Woodstock of the 90's. It was all about the music and the people. I can't remember much about it, but I'll never forget it. It was Biblical."
Noel Gallagher says, "I can't believe we never played Rock ‘n' Roll Star!"