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Noel Gallagher attends premiere of new documentary Oasis Knebworth 1996

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Noel Gallagher has attended the premiere of new documentary Oasis Knebworth 1996.

The new release celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Britpop band playing two concerts at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, a year after the release of their album What’s The Story (Morning Glory).

The two August performances in 1996 saw the band play in front of 250,000 music fans.

The film’s premiere was held on Thursday in central London.

Oasis Knebworth 1996
Noel Gallagher with fans (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Speaking at the event, Gallagher said the significance of the concerts “didn’t really register” at the time.

“It’s only since Supersonic and this film that you try and put yourself back in there and you start to get goosebumps about it because I’m not sure there are many bands that had that kind of lift-off that we did.”

He added: “It’s a real snapshot of a band at its zenith and thank god we had the foresight to film it and thank god we had the foresight not to put it out for all these years.

“Because if we’d put it out at that time, we wouldn’t be sat here now talking about it.”

The story of the concerts is told through the eyes of fans who were there and features unseen archive footage from the concert, as well as backstage interviews with the band and organisers.

The Gallagher brothers have been embroiled in a feud since the band split in 2009, prompted by a backstage brawl at the Rock en Seine festival in Paris.

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