This September HOME are screening Jake Scott’s film Oasis Knebworth 1996 which pulls together extensive concert and exclusive never-before seen footage to create a joyful and at times poignant cinematic celebration of one of the most famous British concerts of the last 25 years.
On 10th and 11th August 1996, 250,000 young music fans converged on Knebworth Park to see Oasis play two record-breaking, era-defining shows. The landmark concerts sold out in under a day with over 2% of the UK population attempting to buy tickets.
This was a time when the UK was slowly recovering from a decade of recession. A surging confidence in arts and culture ushered in Cool Britannia and Oasis’ meteoric rise reflected the country’s new-found conviction and swagger. Featuring a setlist packed from beginning to end with anthems of the time, including Champagne Supernova, Wonderwall and Don’t Look Back in Anger, the Knebworth concerts were both the pinnacle of the band’s success and the landmark gathering for a generation.
Oasis Knebworth 1996 is the story of that weekend and the special relationship between Oasis and their fans told through the eyes of those who were there.