As the year 2022 almost comes to an end, we look towards 2023 and boy has Manchester got an exciting year ahead. With cultural buildings such as Museum of Manchester and Factory International opening as well as a highly-anticipated summer of music, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds has announced a special homecoming show in Manchester.
Taking place on Saturday 26th August 2023, the event will mark the band’s first full headline performance in the city since 2019. Plus, 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 well-received release of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ brand-new single, ‘Pretty Boy’, co-produced with Paul ‘Strangeboy’ Stacey and featuring long-time friend and collaborator Johnny Marr on guitar. Currently receiving widespread national radio support, added to the A list across all key networks, including Radio 2’s Record Of The Week, 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.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds first emerged in 2011 and 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’ diverse music.
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 world-class 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 of tickets will go live on Thursday 1st December from 12pm. General sale will go live on Friday 2nd December from 10am.