EXCLUSIVE: Oasis for Roskilde Festival

Oasis are set to headline next year's Roskilde Festival and four other major European festivals, Virtual Festivals can exclusively reveal.

The Gallagher boys are gearing up for their busiest live summer in years with a European festival tour penned for 2009 – and we've got all the details before anyone else.

Denmark's Roskilde, twice nominated for the Best European Festival Award at the UK Festival Awards, will be one of the band’s stops during a whirlwind weekend which will see them take in Rock Werchter in Belgium and the Eurockéennes de Belfort in France between 2-5 July.

Benicassim on the Spanish coast beckons next, with the band set to headline one of the days between 16-19 July while their European festival tour will kick off at the Isle of Wight Festival in the UK on the weekend of the 12-14 June.

Oasis announced to the media earlier today that they will be playing a 'super-gig' in Ireland's Slane Castle on 20 June, with another also planned for somewhere in Manchester.

But Virtual Festivals is the only website to have scooped the rest of the band's festivals plans, after being tipped off by a source close to the band.

We were told: "Oasis are keen to get on the road again because they're really proud of this album (Dig Out Your Soul).”

"The boys are keen to show people they can play festivals in style after getting luke warm receptions at Glastonbury and V Festival in recent years. It should be a great summer for them, let's just hope the Noel and Liam can handle that much time together!" 

Of course, nothing can be certain until officially confirmed, however Oasis are holding a press conference later today when details of their live plans for 2009 are expected to be revealed.

Keep posted to Virtual Festivals for more festival exclusives first.