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Noel To Open Oasis Exhibit On Deansgate

Chasing The Sun: Oasis 1993-1997 will feature previously unseen images, artefacts and memorabilia

Written by . Published on June 23rd 2014.

Noel To Open Oasis Exhibit On Deansgate


NOEL GALLAGHER, the driving force behind the biggest UK band of the 90s and the Gallagher brother least likely to punch you, is set to open a new free Oasis exhibition at Great Northern this July.

Fans will also be able to have their photo taken in a recreated scene from the album cover of Definitely Maybe.

To mark two decades since the release of Supersonic, the debut release from Oasis, and the twentieth anniversary re-release of debut album, Definitely Maybe, Chasing the Sun: Oasis 1993-1997 will open at the former Dwell unit on Deansgate from Friday 18 July to Sunday 17 August.

Following the exhibition’s previous April showcase in Shoreditch, London, Chasing the Sun documents the band’s journey from unsigned Burnage band, through their first three albums: Definitely Maybe (1994), (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) and Be Here Now (1997).

The exhibit also documents live shows at London’s 100 Club, Glastonbury and their momentous two nights at Knebworth in August 1996, which saw over quarter of a million fans in attendance (2.5 million people applied for tickets – still the largest ever demand for tickets in British history).

Liam Gallagher, the more rambunctious Gallagher brother, recently said of Knebworth: "At Knebworth I thought we were doing one night and we were doing two. I got that mashed on the first I woke up to a knock on the door and thought I was at home. I forgot all about it. But I had to go and do it again. That was heavy."

Rock'n'rollers eh?

Oasis at Knebworth 1996Oasis at Knebworth 1996

Chasing the Sun exhibitionChasing the Sun: Oasis 1993-1997

The exhibition includes rare early footage of the band, previously unseen images from photographers such as Jamie Fry, Paul Slattery, Johnny Hopkins and the show’s curator, Lawrence Watson. There's rare memorabilia, artefacts and even a selection of the band’s instruments too, including the original Union Jack Epiphone Sheraton guitar and a Gibson Les Paul Sunburst given to Noel by The Smiths’ Johnny Marr.

Fans will also be able to have their photo taken in a recreated scene from the album cover of Definitely Maybe.

Fingers crossed that Noel likes the new Oasis exhibition more than he likes bookish types: "I don’t get it. Book sellers, book readers, book writers, book owners – fuck all of them.”

Right on brother. Hold on...

Chasing the Sun: Oasis 1993-1997 will launch the opening of the new ‘Home of Future Artists’ at the former Dwell unit at Great Northern, Deansgate.

The event is FREE and tickets can be booked here.

Chasing the Sun: Oasis 1993-1997Chasing the Sun: Oasis 1993-1997

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13 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AnonymousJune 23rd 2014.

I was hoping more for an Oasis themed bar in Burnage TBH.

OasisbluesJune 24th 2014.

Noel "the driving force behind the biggest UK band of the 90s"... Oasis were formed and fronted by LIAM... Noel "the Gallagher brother least likely to punch you"... Noel always boasted about being the one beating Liam, and being proud of having been a hooligan at the stadium

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ShybaldbuddhistJune 24th 2014.

Noel wrote all the songs, well all the classics anyway. No Noel, no definitely maybe, no what's the story morning glory. No was the driving force.

ShybaldbuddhistJune 24th 2014.


AnonymousJune 24th 2014.

Oh dear! Giddy boys aren't we?

ShybaldbuddhistJune 24th 2014.

Oh dear what?

AnonymousJune 25th 2014.

Giddy fanboys. I wonder if they'll be a stolen Ford Sierra car stereo on display too.

AnonymousJune 25th 2014.

I wonder if there will be a tree so you can climb it and fall out after too much Bostik ?

AnonymousJune 25th 2014.

Anyone else having trouble booking tickets for this?

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AnonymousJune 25th 2014.

Yeah me, Pretty Green's website crashed soon after this announcement.

PiemanJune 26th 2014.

'Event unavailable'?

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AnonymousJune 26th 2014.

Just blag your way in. Noel would be proud of you.

AnonymousJune 26th 2014.

'Due to unforeseen circumstances, Future Artists regretfully inform you that the exhibition at the Great Northern, Manchester has been postponed until further notice' www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/…/oasis-exhibition-in-manchester-postponed-7331163…

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