Noel Gallagher was not at One Love Manchester charity show due to ‘longstanding family trip’

Oasis fans were hoping the One Love Manchester concert at Old Trafford would see a reunion between the Gallagher brothers, but it was not to be.  

Despite a surprise appearance from Liam Gallagher, who performed Oasis hits ‘Rock N’ Roll Star’ and ‘Live Forever’ along with his new solo single, Noel Gallagher was unable to attend.

His absence was criticised by Liam who branded his brother a “sad f***” and apologised to Manchester on his behalf.

Representatives for the High Flying Birds frontman told The Independent he would not be making any further comment at the time of writing but pointed to his statement last week.

Before the event a spokesperson said: “Sadly, Noel will not be at the concert this weekend.

“He’s been out of the country on a longstanding family trip since before the concert was announced and is unable to attend”