Gallagher Brothers Producing Doc on 1996 Knebworth Concert
A quarter of a century after one of the most legendary concerts in British rock history, a documentary is in the works. Noel and Liam Gallagher are set to exec produce a feature film about Knebworth, the famed event that took place in August 1996, attracted some 250,000 fans over two nights, and saw Britpop icons Oasis — who the year before had released What’s The Story (Morning Glory) — at the peak of their powers.
Jake Scott — who has made music videos for Oasis, R.E.M., U2, The Verve and The Rolling Stones — will direct the film, which is set to be released theatrically in the U.K. later this year to celebrate the concert’s 25th anniversary.
“It’s a story driven entirely by the music, a rock and roll experience, told in the moment, like a visual stream of consciousness that is built around the extensive archive footage from the event,” said Scott, who insisted there would be “no on-camera interviews or unnecessary celebrity recollections.” The film will be produced by RSA Film, with the Gallagher brothers exec producing.