Well, turns out Glastonbury 2017 was not the grounds for the long awaited Oasis reunion to happen, even though brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher were both at the festival.
Both brothers performed the Oasis anthemic song ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ at separate times, and by doing so opening everyone’s appetite even more for the long-awaited reunion to happen.
Leading in a crowd of fans for an impromptu sing-a-long of ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’, Noel Gallagher then went on to speak about the impact of his song becoming an anthem for the people of Manchester in the wake of the Arena terror attack.
“I gotta say I was sat at home watching the minute silence when they starting singing and for the first time in my life I was fucking speechless. I was honestly taken back” said Noel.
“Even now, I still don’t know what to say. The fact that people rallied around this song.”
Noel Gallagher wasn’t actually booked to perform at this year’s festival, rather, was at the festival as part of a special Q&A ahead of the latest Oasis documentary ‘Supersonic’ screening, which took place on the Friday night (June 23).
The Oasis songwriter then went on to reveal who was the real inspirere behind the “So Sally can wait” lyrics taken from the chart-breaking song.
“About a year ago I was doing a gig with Richard Ashcroft,” said Noel. “I always thought it was Liam that did Sally, but he said ‘it was me’.” – “Richard Ashcroft claims he came up with the name. But I got all the swimming pools and fucking massive TVs to prove it.” – watch the entire Q&A + sing-a-long below:
The next day, Saturday (June 24) saw Noel’s younger brother, Liam, take to the Other Stage as a solo artist, where he performed a rare acapella version of ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ as the crowd joined in to sing along. Though unfortunately, Noel was nowhere to be found.
Which version of this year’s Glastonbury ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ do you prefer? We find it extremely hard to choose between the two.