Noel Gallagher announces huge homecoming gig at Wythenshawe Park

The gig will take place on the 26th August next year.

By Emma Davidson | Last updated 16 February 2024

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Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds are returning to Manchester’s Whythenshawe Park next year for a special homecoming show, marking their first full headline performance in the city since 2019. 

For the first time ever, Wythenshawe Park will host a major outdoor summer concert, headlined by Noel Gallagher who grew up nearby in Longsight, Manchester.

The announcement follows the incredibly well received release of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ brand-new single, ‘Pretty Boy’. The track signals the beginning of a new creative chapter and first new music from Noel’s forthcoming new studio album which will be released next year, with further details to be announced soon.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds first emerged in 2011. They’ve since released three studio albums, a collection of EPs and have played hundreds of live shows to fans across the world. 

June 2021 welcomed the release of ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’ – a career-defining Best Of celebrating a decade of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ richly diverse body of work. The album marked the band’s 4th consecutive Number 1 album, and the 12th Number 1 album across Noel’s prolific career.

Summer 2022 saw Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds complete a nationwide tour of outdoor shows, culminating with an epic set on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage to one of the weekend’s biggest crowds.

Not shy of delivering defining performances at prestigious outdoor venues, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will grace Wythenshawe Park with its first-ever summer concert of this scale.

Support will come from two internationally acclaimed acts, Primal Scream and Future Islands. Following Primal Scream’s Castlefield Bowl show this summer, where they celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Screamadelica, the Scottish rock band headed by Bobby Gillespie will present another stunning live performance. Another big return, the American synth-pop band, Future Islands, will play their biggest Manchester date yet, following their shows at Manchester Academy earlier this year.

Pre-sale will go live on Thursday 1st December from 12pm. General sale will go live on Friday 2nd December from 10am.

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