Looking back at Sheffield Oasis sell-out shows

Today we look back, not in anger as their Brit Award nominated single, but misty-eyed to when Oasis concert seats were South Yorkshire's hot ticket.

Monday, 25th July 2016, 11:46 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th July 2016, 11:24 am
Donna Shoreman and Joanne Dungworth, both of Foxhill, were among first to secure Oasis tickets

The Star's July 26 1997 front page reported on "stampede" to attend the indie giant's two September city dates.

This day 19 years ago witnessed unprecedented demand as thousands blocked national freephone hotline in quest for 24,000 golden tickets that sold out within four hours.

Star front page reported Oasis fever

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A total of 300 lines were set up to cope with demand for 156,000 tickets for Britpop pioneer's 13 tour shows.

Mad scramble saw an estimated 600 band followers queue at Sheffield Arena booking office in a bid to see the super group's first home gigs for more than a year with fans allowed up to four apiece from 2,000 allocation.

The line was led by a teen acolyte who camped at the Broughton Lane venue for two days.

Manchester's finest also visited Sheffield to play The Octagon in 1994 and, supporting city stars Pulp, the Arena again in 1995 (our audio link relives the performance's acoustic live debut of Don't Look Back in Anger) before returning to play the 13,500 venue in 2008.

"Part of the queue" for Oasis tickets

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Just the ticket for Oasis fans Donna Barge, Sarah Wilson, Linda Hammond and Cheryl Gill
Star front page reported Oasis fever
"Part of the queue" for Oasis tickets
Just the ticket for Oasis fans Donna Barge, Sarah Wilson, Linda Hammond and Cheryl Gill