- 11 May 21
The documentary is set to be released later this year to mark the 25th anniversary of the Oasis gigs.
Oasis have announced a new, unnamed documentary set to revisit their iconic Knebworth gigs.
The band played to over 250,000 fans in during their record-breaking weekend in Knebworth Park in August 1996, which saw the more than 2.5 million fans applying for the lucrative tickets.
Knebworth Park is thought by many fans to have been the peak for both Oasis' career and the British rock scene, with the documentary set to be released later this year to mark the event's 25th anniversary.
Oasis announced the exciting news on their official Twitter page this morning.
The gig that defined an era. The 2 days in Aug 96, remembered forever by 250k Oasis fans as 1 of the greatest rock‘n’roll events to ever take place on British soil.
The feature length Knebworth concert documentary, directed by Jake Scott, is released later this year. #Knebworth25 pic.twitter.com/k6vwN4XbnG
— Oasis (@oasis) May 11, 2021
The film's director Jake Scott - who has previously worked with the likes of U2, R.E.M and The Rolling Stones - has described the documentary as a "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".
He added that no on-camera interviews or "unnecessary celebrity recollections," will feature.
Noel Gallagher confirmed in an interview with BBC2 last month that the film will rely heavily on never-before-seen footage that was shot over the weekend of the event.
Speaking of the gigs, the Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds leader said:
“The gig Oasis did at Knebworth is 25 in August and back in 1997 we’d filmed it all really professionally with loads of cameras, we had cameras on the trains with fans. “But for one reason or another, the film never came out but as it’s the anniversary coming up, we’re going to be releasing it now. I've seen a tiny trailer of it and it’s a fantastic snapshot of a bygone era before the internet. It’s great, really great.”
The news comes after Noel and Liam set up a film production company Kosmic Kyte Ltd. earlier this year. The announcement brings hope to fans that their new partnership in the production of this documentary will lead to a reunion.