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Oasis to play Wembley - but Noel vows never to return to 'weird' Glastonbury

ROCK band Oasis are to return to Wembley Stadium after being the last British band to headline the venue before the old building was knocked down.

Their gig is part of a tour of open-air venues in the UK and Ireland next summer.

Noel Gallagher boasted that the event would be better than Glastonbury and said he would never perform at that festival again.

As well as two dates at Wembley Stadium, the tour will include venues in Manchester, Sunderland, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Dublin, and the band will be joined on the UK dates by Kasabian and The Enemy.

At a press conference at Wembley Stadium, Gallagher said: "When Michael Eavis (Glastonbury organiser) reads about this, he will s*** himself. I wouldn't bother (playing there again). This is where it is going to be at next summer.

"Glastonbury is great to be at but it's not really great for people like us to play at. You don't get on until 11 o'clock at night and by the time you get on, all the people that you are with are absolutely bladdered. I think it's better to be at than play at.

"The last time we did Glastonbury, I said I don't think we will ever do it again."

He added that there was something "weird" about playing in front of the "festival crowd" and that there were "not enough speakers".

Gallagher, who hit out at the decision to ask Jay-Z to headline Glastonbury last summer, said: "These gigs are going to be easily the gigs of next year, if not the decade. They are gigs that go down in people's memories... where they might meet their future wives.

"I give thanks that we're going to be headlining it and not just the heritage act before the young kids. Liam, on the other hand, will s*** himself," he joked.

 
 
 

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