Jake Scott is set to direct the upcoming documentary Oasis about the British band’s famous concert at Knebworth House in 1996.
The feature film will be produced by Ridley Scott’s RSA Films; Noel Gallagher and Liam Gallagher will be the executive producers.
Sony Music Entertainment funds and distributes the film, which will be released this year to mark the 25th anniversary of the famous concert. Trafalgar Releasing will take care of the theatrical presentation later this year.
The two-day concert in 1996 drew over 250,000 fans. Set against the backdrop of the rise of New Labor, Euro ’96, Mandela’s visit to Britain and Britpop’s heyday, the film will portray the group at the height of their powers following the success of What’s The Story Morning Glory and the charts a key moment in recent British rock ‘n’ roll folklore.
Two and a half million people applied for tickets for the event, and it took 3,000 crew members to stage the concert. Acts of support included The Charlatans, The Prodigy, Manic Street Preachers and The Chemical Brothers.
Scott, who has previously directed videos for Oasis, REM, U2, The Verve, The Rolling Stones and other major music groups, said of the film: “It’s a story entirely guided by music, a rock and roll experience, told in the moment, as a visual flow of consciousness that is built around the vast archival images of the event. No on-camera interviews or unnecessary celebrity memorabilia. “