‘This is history. This is history. Right here. Right now. This is history!’ The Knebworth concert film, directed by Jake Scott, will be released later this year to mark 25 years since the events.
The band played to 250,000 fans across two days in August 1996 at Knebworth Park in Hertfordshire. They set several records with the epic two-dayer, including securing the largest ever demand for attendance in British history with more than four per cent of the population applying for tickets.
Oasis music video director Jake Scott, who’s also helmed videos by R.E.M. and U2, will direct the feature length film described as “a visual stream of consciousness that is built around the extensive archive footage from the event”. No interviews or “unnecessary celebrity recollections” will feature.
Event cinema specialists Trafalgar Releasing will air the film in cinemas, with dates still to be announced. RSA Films is producing the work alongside Noel and Liam Gallagher serving as executive producers.
Scott added that the film is “a story driven entirely by the music, a rock and roll experience, told in the moment”.
Noel confirmed in an interview last month that the film will lean heavily on never-before-seen archive footage that was shot at the time of the seminal shows.