THE rivalry between legendary British bands Blur and Oasis is set to be rekindled in Spain this summer.

Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher

Showcasing the best of Brit-pop, Benicassim festival will play host to two of the 1990’s biggest rivals Blur and Noel Gallagher’s Oasis breakaway band High Flying Birds.

The battle between the two bands was rife in the 1990s, and turned nasty in ‘96 when Noel was quoted as saying that he wished Blur’s frontman Damon Albarn and bassist Alex James would ‘catch AIDS and die’.

While Blur were plucked straight out of middle-class London suburbia, Oasis were binge-drinking, working class Mancunians who picked fights and picked up girls.

It is not known if they are to be on the same stage on the same night, but Blur are definitively billed as the festival’s headline act.

Meanwhile a whole host of other British super bands are also set to feature.

Prodigy, Portishead, and Florence and The Machine are all set to play at the event, which runs from July 16 to 19, in Castellon.

Other acts confirmed to play include Public Enemy, Clean Bandit, Bastille and Mark Ronson.

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