Oasis at Knebworth: 20 years today

We can hardly believe it’s twenty years ago today that Oasis made music history by playing to 250,000 people across the weekend at Knebworth House.

Over at 6Music Steve Lamacq will be celebrating this seminal Britpop moment with a special programme full of interviews, memories and of course some classic tunes. He’ll explore the build-up to the weekend, reflecting on why it was extraordinary for so many and sharing memories from those who were there and the memorabilia they have cherished all this time. Steve will have new interviews from Dreadzone, Cast and Kula Shaker who supported Oasis over the weekend, along with interviews with those who knew the band best, such as their photographer Jill Furmanovsky and biographer Paolo Hewitt. Plus he’ll hear from those who made the monumental gigs happen, including Mike Lowe who built the biggest sound rig the country had seen at the time, and Henry Lytton Cobbold , owner of the Knebworth Estate.

In the final hour of the programme, we’ll be able to hear the concert, as it was broadcast live in 1996 including ‘Supersonic’, ‘Morning Glory’, ‘The Masterplan’ and ‘Wonderwall’.

Get your lighters ready…

Oasis at Knebworth: 20 Years on BBC Radio 6 Music Wednesday 10th August 4pm. #Knebworth6music

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