The BBC has announced that it will air Oasis‘ rarely seen 1994 Glastonbury set on a pop-up channel later this month to mark what would have been the festival’s 50th anniversary.
The Worthy Farm event’s 2020 edition – set to be headlined by Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift – was cancelled in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Shortly after the news broke, fans were told to expect a celebratory run of programming across Glastonbury weekend (June 24-28) instead.
It was subsequently confirmed that BBC iPlayer will launch “a brand new pop-up BBC Glastonbury channel” broadcasting back-to-back iconic sets and highlights from previous festivals.
Today (June 15), the BBC announced that Oasis’ rarely seen 1994 performance at Worthy Farm would be shown on the BBC’s dedicated Glastonbury iPlayer channel.
Playing second on the bill on the NME Stage (now The Other Stage) early afternoon on Sunday June 26, 1994, the band’s first appearance at Glastonbury saw them sandwiched between Echobelly and West Midlands Nirvana-sampling hip-hop crew Credit To The Nation.
The band had only released two singles by this point (‘Shakermaker’ and ‘Supersonic’), and were still a month away from unleashing ‘Definitely Maybe‘ on the world.
It was so early in their career, that Noel wasn’t even doing any backing vocals at the time. Instead, he had to walk over to Liam’s mic whenever he wanted to address the crowd.
The setlist for their 1994 set at Glastonbury was as follows:
‘Bring It on Down’
‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’
‘I Am the Walrus’ (The Beatles cover)
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