October 24th, 2008
OASIS da Record, aggiunta la 3° data a Manchester ad Heaton Park.
Oasis add third Manchester gig
OASIS have announced a third date at Heaton Park next summer after tickets for two planned shows sold out within two hours.
Fans of the Gallagher Brothers snapped up 140,000 tickets for the open air shows - part of their Dig Out Your Soul World Tour - before mid-day today.
Due to the massive demand for the shows on Saturday 6 June and Sunday 7 June, the band announced a third date on Thursday 4 June.
About 200 eager gig-goers queued overnight from 11pm on Thursday at Zavvi, in the Arndale Centre, to be the first to get their hands on Oasis tickets when they went on sale at 10am today.
The crowds at the 650-acre Heaton Park for the Oasis gigs will be the biggest since the Pope visited north Manchester 26 years ago in 1982.
Online retailers said they had no more tickets available minutes after they were released to the public.
The sought-after tickets were sold for £45 - but online retailers were selling them for more than £100 even before box offices opened this morning.
Hit bands Kasabian and The Enemy will be supporting Oasis at the gigs.
Emma Guqiarrez, 18, and her friend Marie-Laure Simon, 20, who work as au pairs in Urmston, but are from Marseille, in France, queued from 11.30pm.
Emma said: “I’ve never seen Oasis I have to take the opportunity to see them in Manchester now I am here, I’m so excited I can’t believe I am going to see Oasis in their home town.
“We’ve been queuing for ages, it feels like I have been here forever but it’s been quite fun. We’ve got to know quite a few people here.”
Nikul Shaw, 21, from Fallowfield, an economics student at Manchester University was in the queue from 11pm.
He said: “I had to be here early to guarantee I would get a ticket, I’m a massive fan of Oasis, I saw them in Wembley last week. I’ve seen them dozens of times but it’s going to be amazing to see them in Manchester at Heaton Park.
“It has been a long night but it’s definitely been worth it, they just keep getting better and better.
“The atmosphere’s going to be amazing, now I just have to wait for the gig.”
The Gallagher brothers will also play at The Stadium Of Light, Sunderland, Slane Castle in Dublin, Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, Murrayfield in Edinburgh and at Wembley Stadium next summer.
An estimated 250,000 people visited Heaton Park for the visit of Pope John Paul II on 31 May 1982.