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Oasis at Knebworth: 20 Years

Steve Lamacq marks the twentieth anniversary of a seminal Britpop moment - Oasis playing to an audience of 250,000 at Knebworth House in 1996.

Steve Lamacq celebrates the 20th anniversary of the seminal Britpop moment, when the biggest and most bombastic band of the time, Oasis, were at the height of their powers and played to 250,000 people over the weekend at Knebworth House. In this special programme, exactly 20 years to the day since the first of the two events, Steve explores the build-up to the weekend, reflecting on why it was extraordinary for so many and sharing memories from those who were there and the memorabilia they have cherished all this time.
Steve will have new interviews from the bands which supported Oasis over the weekend, which included Prodigy, Manic Street Preachers, The Chemical Brothers, The Charlatans and Ocean Colour Scene. Plus we'll hear from those who made the monumental gigs happen, incuding Mike Lowe who built the biggest sound rig the country had seen at the time, and Henry Lytton Cobbold , owner of the Knebworth Estate. In the final hour of the programme, you will be able to hear the concert, as it was broadcast live in 1996.
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3 hours


Music Played

  • Oasis

    Rock 'N' Roll Star

    • Creation Records.
  • The Boo Radleys

    It's Lulu

    • Creation Records.
  • Sleeper


  • Queen & David Bowie

    Under Pressure 

  • Black Grape

    Kelly's Heroes - Brixton Academy, London 1996

  • Metallica

    The Memory Remains

    • Vertigo.
  • Inspiral Carpets

    Saturn 5

    • Cow Records.
  • Oasis

    Don't Look Back In Anger

    • Creation Records.
  • Merry Clayton

    Gimmie Shelter

  • Ocean Colour Scene

    The Day We Caught The Train

    • MCA.
  • Manic Street Preachers

    Everything Must Go

    • Epic.
  • Dreadzone

    Little Britain

    • VIRGIN.
  • The Charlatans

    Can't Get Out Of Bed

    • Beggars Banquet.
  • The Prodigy


    • XL.
  • Oasis

    Columbia (Live at Knebworth 1996)

  • Oasis

    Supersonic (Live at Knebworth 1996)

  • Oasis

    Some Might Say (Live at Knebworth 1996)

  • Oasis

    Slide Away (Live at Knebworth 1996)

  • Oasis

    Morning Glory (Live at Knebworth 1996)

  • Oasis

    Cigarettes and Alcohol (Live at Knebworth 1996)

  • Oasis

    Whatever (Live at Knebworth 1996)

  • Oasis

    Octopus' Garden (Live at Knebworth 1996)

  • Oasis

    The Masterplan (Live at Knebworth 1996)

  • Oasis

    Don't Look Back In Anger (Live at Knebworth 1996)

  • Oasis

    Live Forever (Live at Knebworth 1996)

  • The Jackson 5

    Can You Feel It

    • Fantastic 80's Go For It! - Various.
    • Parlophone.


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