News that Liam Gallagher has joined the bill for the BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend, where his estranged brother Noel will also be playing, is likely to have fans hoping for another Scottish chapter in the Oasis story.
Oasis were famously given their first record deal after Alan McGee saw them playing at King Tut’s in Glasgow. The Gallagher brothers have often talked of their love of Scotland and the passion of their fans here, and both have been regular visitors to Glasgow to watch Celtic.
So speculation of a reunion will only increase now that Liam has joined the BBC festival line-up.
It is the first time the former Oasis rockers have been on the same festival bill at the same time, although the event – which takes place across Scotland. England, Wales and Northern Ireland – will see Noel headline in Perth on May 26 with his High Flying Birds, while Liam will headline in Coventry on May 27.
However, Liam dropped a heavy hint that a proper reunion might not be too far away — and his tour diary shows him free on the 26th.
Announcing the news on BBC Radio 2, Liam told host Chris Evans that he and his brother are “getting closer and closer to each other”.
Evans said: “This is what’s so intriguing about this you see – you’re like two sperm whales eyeing each other up from miles apart…”
Liam said: “Yeah, that is it, mate. We’re getting closer and closer, we’re gonna collide, mate, one day and who knows what will happen?”
Speaking about his headline set, Liam said he hopes the crowd is a little bit rowdy.
“It’s gotta be the crowd, man, the crowd,” he told Evans.
“See, I love a bit of rowdiness at the concerts, I hate the people that just stand there and clap their hands and then go home.
“I like a bit of argy bargy, you know what I mean, down the front.”
The Biggest Weekend, which will have concerts hosted by BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 6 Music, will take place in Belfast, Coventry, Perth and Swansea over the May bank holiday weekend, from May 25-28.
Tickets for the Saturday night in Perth have already sold out.