Liam Gallagher's Knebworth gigs: How to get there, stage times, support acts & more

3 June 2022, 07:00 | Updated: 3 June 2022, 15:07

Liam Gallagher will return to Knebworth House for two shows in June
Liam Gallagher will return to Knebworth House for two shows in June. Picture: Mick Hutson/Redferns/Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage/Getty
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Here's everything you need to know about Liam's huge shows at Knebworth House over the Platinum Jubilee weekend.

Liam Gallagher's two Knebworth House shows are going to be THE event of Summer 2022. Over the Platinum Jubilee weekend, the former Oasis frontman will be bringing his new album C'Mon You Know, plus a whole host of classics and solo favourites to the site of one of Britpop's greatest moments.

Speaking to Chris Moyles when the shows were announced last October, Liam admitted: "It's gonna be 'This is history' - Part Two, mate!"

He went on: "The young folk want it. They're always telling me, when are you gonna do this Knebworth thing? I think the time is now or never."

He added: "We've got a long bank holiday, so people have plenty of time to recover from it."

Both dates are going to be HUGE shows, so Radio X has compiled some tips and info for you to get the most out of these landmark gigs.

  1. Who is supporting Liam Gallagher at his Knebworth shows?

    Kasabian will headline both nights at Knebworth 2022
    Kasabian will headline both nights at Knebworth 2022. Picture: Press

    Liam Gallagher support acts 3rd June 2022

    • Kasabian
    • Paolo Nutini
    • Amyl & The Sniffers
    • Pastel

    Liam Gallagher support acts 4th June 2022

    • Kasabian
    • Michael Kiwanuka
    • Fat White Family
    • Goat Girl
  2. What time do I need to get to Knebworth for Liam Gallagher's gigs?

    Gates at Knebworth House will open at 8am each morning and the arena will open at 11am.

  3. What are the stage times for Liam Gallagher's Knebworth gigs?

    Liam Gallagher at Knebworth - Stage Times Friday 3rd June

    • Gates open: 11am
    • DJ Abbie McCarthy: 12pm
    • Pastel: 2.45pm
    • Amyl & The Sniffers: 4pm
    • Paolo Nutini: 5.30pm
    • Kasabian: 7.15pm
    • Liam Gallagher: 9pm
    • Arena Bars Close: 1am

    Liam Gallagher at Knebworth - Stage Times Saturday 4th June

    • Gates open: 11am
    • DJ Jack Saunders: 12pm
    • Goat Girl: 2.45pm
    • Fat White Family: 4pm
    • Michael Kiwanuka: 5.30pm
    • Kasabian: 7.15pm
    • Liam Gallagher: 9pm
    • Arena Bars Close: 1am
    Liam Gallagher at Knebworth - Stage Times
    Liam Gallagher at Knebworth - Stage Times. Picture: Press/Live Nation
  4. When was the last time Liam Gallagher played Knebworth?

    Liam's last appearance at Knebworth was on Sunday 11th August 1996, when Oasis played the second of two nights at the location. The band performed to 250,000 people across the weekend and the event was the subject of a film released in September last year.

    Liam Gallagher performing at Knebworth in August 1996
    Liam Gallagher performing at Knebworth in August 1996. Picture: Brian Rasic/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

    Talking about how the 2022 Knebworth show will compare to the 1996 dates, Liam told Moyles: "I am excited, I mean I've done it before and it was mega. The beautiful thing about it is, I couldn't remember much about the first time.

    "So I get the chance to do it again. Obviously I'm older and a little bit wiser. I'm gonna milk it, really take it in. I'm buzzin', man."

  5. What was the last major gig at Knebworth?

    The last rock event at the stately home was in August 2019, when James and Basement Jaxx headlined the Cool Britannia festival to mark 40 years of shows at the location.

    That was only 9,000 people however, - the last really enormous show was Sonisphere Festival in July 2014, when The Prodigy, Iron Maiden and Metallica played to a crowd of 50,000.

    The crowd at Sonisphere 2014
    The crowd at Sonisphere 2014. Picture: Marc Broussely/Redferns via Getty Images
  6. How many people will be at Liam Gallagher's Knebworth shows?

    160,000 tickets have been sold for the two shows in June 2022, which were snapped up soon after they went on sale last October.

    The crowd at the Oasis show at Knebworth on 10th August 1996
    The crowd at the Oasis show at Knebworth on 10th August 1996. Picture: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo
  7. What's the ideal playlist for the car on the way down to Knebworth for Liam Gallagher?

    Simple - get Global Player on and check out our Live Playlists! Radio X 90s should get you in the mood, or how about our brand new Festival Favourites collection?

    Listen on Global Player here

    Radio X Festival Favourites Live Playlist
    Radio X Festival Favourites Live Playlist. Picture: Radio X
  8. How do I get to Knebworth House?

    Knebworth House is located on Old Knebworth Lane, Stevenage SG1 2AX.

    Here's a map of the site, as published by organisers Festival Republic. Click on the image to see a larger version.

    Liam Gallagher Knebworth Park map
    Liam Gallagher Knebworth Park map. Picture: Festival Republis
  9. Can I book a car parking space at Knebworth in advance?

    Yes, passes are available though Ticketmaster here:

    https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/liam-gallagher-tickets/artist/2055477

  10. Can I get the train to Knebworth House?

    Knebworth House is two miles from Stevenage station, but warned, there is no shuttle service between the event and this station, but you can walk from Stevenage. There will be no access to the event from Knebworth station.

    However, rail operators are advising that there will be very limited capacity on trains after the gig finishes - they advise car, coach and taxi are the best options for leaving the site.

  11. Can I camp at Knebworth House that weekend?

    Only if you've already booked a camping pass in advance, there will be no camping passes on the day. Organisers advise entering the site via Junction 7 on the A1(M). If you're coming from the North, drive South past Junction 7 (which will be closed Southbound) and exit at Junction 6. There will be plenty of event signage.

  12. What will the weather be like for Liam Gallagher's Knebworth gigs?

    The Met Office's weather forecast is currently saying cloudy with a high of 20 degrees on Friday, while Saturday is currently looking at a cloudy day with some light showers with a high of 17 degrees.

  13. What should I bring to Liam Gallagher's Knebworth shows?

    • Your ticket, obviously
    • A cash card - THIS IS A CASHLESS EVENT!
    • ID in case you look under 21
    • Sunglasses because it's technically the British summer
    • Rainwear because it's technically the British summer
    • A jumper/fleece because it's technically the British summer
    • Sunscreen and a hat would be advisable in case of sunsheeeeiinnnne
    • Reusable bottles will be allowed onto the site, but no glass is allowed
    • A doctor's note or prescription if you need to bring medication
  14. What SHOULDN'T I bring to Liam Gallagher's Knebworth shows?

    The organisers have a lengthy list of forbidden items which will be confiscated at the gates:

    • Aerosols over 250ml
    • Air horns
    • Alcohol
    • Animals (except assistance dogs)
    • Audio visual recording or transmitting
    • Equipment (Professional)
    • BBQs or any cooking apparatus
    • Balloons
    • Bicycles, scooters, roller skates
    • Blow torches
    • Cans
    • Chairs, stools, floor seating, shooting sticks
    • Chinese lanterns
    • Cooking apparatus
    • Cool bags / boxes (large)
    • Cigarettes (more than for personal use)
    • Cutlery
    • Drinks (empty plastic or metal bottles 500ml or less permitted)
    • Drones
    • Fireworks / pyrotechnics
    • Flags with poles
    • Flares / distress flares / smoke flares
    • Food (small amounts for personal consumption permitted)
    • Gazebos and parasols
    • Gas cylinders/canisters
    • Glass (including glass makeup and perfume bottles)
    • Liquids, gels or lotions (over 100ml)
    • Illegal substances (drugs)
    • Laser pens
    • Legal highs (includes Nitrus Oxide and associated equipment including balloons)
    • Megaphone
    • Penknives
    • Smoke bombs / canisters
    • Sound systems (including personal speakers)
    • Spray cans
    • Tabards/High Vis Jackets
    • Tables
    • Umbrellas (large, small/folding umbrellas permitted)
    • Weapons
  15. Can I take a bag or a rucksack?

    It's better if you don't, as there is no cloakroom (imagine the queue at the end!) Lockers are available for small valuables and small bags will be permitted entry with the dimensions (width) 21cm x (height) 30cm x (depth) 8cm (A4 size). All bags will be searched on entry to the site.

  16. What if the whole size of the event gets too much for me?

    • There will be a Welfare Facilities area open throughout the show, which organisers say are staffed by experienced and supportive people who understand events and festivals.
    • If you need advice on drugs, alcohol, legal highs or sexual health, they will offer support.
    • This will also be the area were lost children and vulnerable people will be taken care of.
    • Welfare Services will also offer a monitored rest and recovery area if you’ve overdone it.
  17. Will there be a return of the inflatable footballs?

    Manchester City's recent Premier League success means there could be a repeat of the famous Oasis at Knebworth moment.

    Noel Gallagher takes to the stage at the 1996 Oasis shows at Knebworth
    Noel Gallagher takes to the stage at the 1996 Oasis shows at Knebworth. Picture: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

All information is correct at time of publication - please see the official event information page here for further information.

ABOVE ALL, STAY SAFE AND HAVE FUN - THIS IS HISTORY, PART 2!

Liam Gallagher waves to the crowd at the Oasis shows in Knebworth, 1996
Liam Gallagher waves to the crowd at the Oasis shows in Knebworth, 1996. Picture: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo