Music in IJmond with The Cure, Tina, Aretha and Oasis; music program…

Image from Oasis movie.© photo Jill Furmanowski

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Rock and Soul IJmond is about the clock in theaters. A concert registration of The Cure (24 and 26/9) and a biopic about Tina Turner (31/10) is underway in Heimspark, Castrikum is playing a biopic about Aretha Franklin (23 and 28/9) , while the spotlight is on IJmuiden Oasis is on (26/9).

In this overview is the film with the newcomer Oasis. A quarter century earlier, on August 10 and 11, 1996, 250,000 fans gathered at Knebworth Park to watch the Oasis performance. The concerts sold out within a day.

All this has been happening there since 1974 on a nearly 20-acre lawn near the English village of Knebworth in the county of Hertfordshire. The American Allman Brothers Band first played there in front of 60,000 people. More famous names followed: Pink Floyd, Queen, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, Lynyrd Skynard, Robbie Williams, Genesis, et cetera.

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Liam Gallagher Van Oasis.

Liam Gallagher Van Oasis.© Photo Roberta Parkin./Redferns

At that time Oasis broke records, 2.5 million people tried to buy tickets. With the United Kingdom emerging out of a protracted recession, the term ‘Cool Britannia’ stood for a wave of pride in its art and culture. The rise of Oasis mirrored this since 1991, sporting a set list with full hits like Wonderwall and Don’t Look Back in Anger. For an entire generation this band – and this concert – was a milestone, for them it was the ‘rock concert of the decade’. In addition to the experience of the fans, there are interviews with the band and the organizers of the concert. Director Jake Scott compiled the film from hours of concert footage and never-before-seen footage.

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