Sheffield band claim childhood home was Oasis safehouse in case of Knebworth terrorist attack

Oasis in 1996.
Oasis in 1996.
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Sheffield band Drenge have claimed their childhood home was a safehouse for Britpop legends Oasis in case of a terrorist attack on the 20th anniversary of their infamous Knebworth gigs.

Noel and Liam Gallagher and their band played to more than 250,000 at the country estate on August 10-11 1996 - and the concerts have gone down in music folklore.

Now, two decades on, the Sheffield indie rockers have revealed that their then Hertfordshire home would have been used as a safehouse in the event of a terror attack on the concert.

Writing on Twitter exactly 20 years on, brothers Eoin and Rory Loveless of Drenge said that they lived in Hitchin and their mother worked at the outdoor venue but had that weekend off.

"If there had been a terrorist attack at Knebworth, Noel and Liam and the lads would've been taken to our house," the brothers claimed, adding that they were "not sure if this is 100% accurate" as they were "very young".

The house is a 17 minute drive from Knebworth where the concert was held and which also featured the likes of the Manic Street Preachers, The Charlatans, Ocean Colour Scene, Kula Shaker, The Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy.

Drenge grew up in Castleton, Derbyshire, where they formed the band in 2011, before relocating to Sheffield in 2014.

Sheffield band Drenge.

Sheffield band Drenge.