Noel Gallagher Slates "Cheeky" Fans

22 June 2009, 10:01 | Updated: 31 August 2013, 22:35

Noel Gallagher has hit out at Oasis fans who are claiming a refund from their troubled Heaton Park show earlier this month.

The Manchester gig had to be stopped for over half an hour when a problem with the power affected the stage just as the band started their headlining set. On the night, Gallagher told the audience, "This is a free gig - anybody who has kept their ticket will get a full refund."

However, on his blog, Noel has attacked fans who appear to be taking advantage of his generosity. "It seems that around 20,000 of you have asked for a refund from that night at Heaton Park," he wrote. "20,000! So you were genuinely disappointed? "I don't recall seeing a 20,000 gap in the crowd. Cheeky c***s. Tsk... some people."

It's estimated that refunding the 20,000 tickets would cost the band around £1 million.

STOP PRESS! A collection of fans have approached the North Western arm of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins into suggesting that anyone who manages to get a refund out of Oasis should donate some or all of the money to the cause... of which Oasis are patrons!

Radio X listener Paul Jenkins says, "Noel obviously regrets his offer, so what a peacemaking deal for fans to be offered the chance to make a worthy contribution to a charity with which Oasis are familiar? We are calling on the music loving public to consider re-directing some or all of their returned funds to a charity....DIG OUT THEIR SOULS!"

For more on Nordoff Robbins, see www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk.