Noel Gallagher refuses to let Spanish national radio record Benicassim gig

The controlling Mancunian insisted that despite the network dedicating most of its airtime to help promote independent, non commercial music, it could not record his live show

LAST UPDATED: 22 Jul, 2015 @ 10:08
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MEAN-Spirited Noel Gallagher refused to let Spain’s national Radio 3 record his headline show at Benicassim festival last night. 

Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher

The controlling Mancunian insisted that despite the network dedicating most of its airtime to help promote independent, non commercial music, it could not record his live show.

Instead tens of thousands of listeners who had stayed up till nearly midnight to hear his band the High Flying Birds had to listen to other more obscure groups.

Dozens complained on Radio 3’s Twitter feed. One said: “It is such a disappointment – we don’t understand – surely this is a great way to promote his music?”

The network is giving four days of blanked coverage to the FIB festival, now in its 21st year.

Tonight Blur are set to headline, while tomorrow Public Enemy and Portishead play.



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