Despite no official announcement from Glastonbury Organisers, Noel Gallagher has confirmed that the Pyramid Stage will play host to Oasis' only live performance of the summer.
“We weren’t planning on doing anything,” Noel explained in an interview with BBC 6 Music, ” But Michael and Emily Eavis, last year when I went there, they sort of backed me into a corner and said `Look are you gonna do it or what?’ And I go there quite a lot and we decided that the time was probably right.
Noel has also confirmed that the band will be joined for their Glasto appearance by drummer Zak Starkey, son of Ringo, whom apparently fits the vital credentials of having the right shoes and a good haircut, and no doubt being the son of a Beatle did his chances little harm.
The indications seem to be that Oasis still feel they owe the Glastonbury crowd a big performance, especially since many fans were left slightly disappointed by their last headlining performance.
“It’s a pity that we haven’t actually got any new stuff to play but I think we kind of George Best’ed it the last time we headlined it,” Noel explained, “So this time will be great I think. Then again we’re not doing ourselves any favours because Zak’s first gig will be to 150,000 people but y’know. He’s rehearsing all the Oasis songs now.”