ViacomCBS will release the concert film Oasis Knebworth 1996 on its Paramount+ streaming service in the U.S., Canada, UK, Latin America, Australia and the Nordics following its global theatrical release.
Oasis Knebworth 1996 is directed by Grammy winner Jake Scott. It features extensive and never-before-seen archive concert and backstage footage, as well as interviews with the band and event organizers.
The film marks the 25th anniversary of the British rock band’s record-breaking back-to-back shows August 10th and 11th, 1996. The concerts saw more than a quarter of a million music fans from across the globe converge on England’s Knebworth Park, with tickets famously selling out in less than a day, shattering British box office records.
Oasis Knebworth 1996 is produced by Black Dog Films for Kosmic Kyte Ltd., with Noel Gallagher and Liam Gallagher serving as executive producers. The film is financed and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment and will be released in theaters worldwide on September 23 by Trafalgar Releasing. Dates for the Paramount+ launch will be announced soon, and the film will be broadcast on MTV in markets outside of Paramount+ markets.
“ViacomCBS has a long and storied history with Oasis dating back to their infamous performance on MTV Unplugged and unforgettable appearances on MTV’s The Jon Stewart Show and 120 Minutes,” said Bruce Gillmer, president of music, music talent, programming and events, ViacomCBS and chief content officer, music, Paramount+, in a release. “This film will give Paramount+ and MTV audiences an all-access pass into these iconic concerts that defined an era and catapulted Oasis to legendary status.”
Added Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher: “Knebworth for me was the Woodstock of the ’90s. It was all about the music and the people. I can’t remember much about it, but I’ll never forget it. It was Biblical.”