Oasis forced to abandon Manchester Heaton Park stage

Boos as technical difficulties cause delays

Oasis were forced to abandon the stage at their huge headline show at Manchester’s Heaton Park tonight (June 4) due to technical difficulties.

At around 9pm (BST) the band began their set with ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Star’, but the song was stopped due to sound problems.

The band headed off stage for around ten minutes to the sound of boos from the crowd.

They then returned and began to play ‘Lyla’ – although that song was cut short, again due to sound troubles.

Liam and Noel Gallagher and co left the stage again, while a message appeared on the stage screens declaring that the problems would be fixed as soon as technical staff could sort them out.

The message explained that generator failure was causing the issues, while smoke could be seen emanating from the equipment. It was since updated to say “Almost there!”,

Oasis returned to the stage after around 40 minutes to successfully kick-start the set again with ‘The Shock Of The Lightning’ and ‘Cigarettes And Alcohol’, with the Gallaghers promising to give fans their money back.

“Really sorry about that,” Liam Gallagher told the crowd. “This is a free gig now. Everyone will get a refund.”

His brother Noel added: “The curfew’s 11, but we’ll play ’til they kick us off. Keep your ticket and you’ll get your money back.”

Check NME.COM later for the full gig report.


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