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Noel Gallagher of Oasis attacked at Virgin Festival (Video)

I just received word from Prefix photographer that Oasis was assaulted at the Virgin Festival in Toronto and with the magic of the internet, here is the video.


During the band's performance of "Morning Glory," a man appeared from the back of the stage and then pushed Noel Gallagher. Security jumped on the guy and then Liam threw a few punches at the guy. Oasis walked off stage, but then returned to close out their set.

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I realize it wasn't much of an attack, but it's still pretty big news whenever it involves Oasis.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/daba/me-bermudajpg.jpg Daba

"That bloke from oasis said I couldn't play guitar/but neither could he when he was pushed to the floor."


So seeing as I was the one to break this news on Prefix I guess I should comment. The consensus seems to be that Noel got hit a lot harder than it looks on the video. I'm sure he's okay, but no one was laughing in the press area. I'm also betting that the band's security guys went to work on that guy football fan style before the cops showed up. It's a shame this had to happen on the final night. Much to the credit of the Virgin Staff, the rest of the festival was exceedingly calm and well managed. Pics of the entire festival to follow (as soon as I'm back in NYC).

/site_media/uploads/images/users/onelouderphoto/icon.jpg Chris Owyoung

No, this was personal...some freak with a vendetta against the band. He was shouting that he has a problem with them. I'm sure he will be dealt with, besides assault charges.


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Oasis came back to perform what would have been the encore. The next song was The Importance of Being Idle. Kinda of ironic for Noel to be singing


Is there going to be a set list posted here? I'm betting it's identical to what they played in Ottawa last Thursday.

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i find it hilarious. is not that he got really hurt (not physically at least), i mean, how much can a -well deserved- push really hurt?

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I'm a little torn cause i think Gallagher is a jerk. But i'm a performer too and no one has the right to do this. Its the classic "i don't come to your work and sorta thing". The stage is your temple and it is your cubicle at the end of the row with no window. No one should get their ass kicked at work unless they're a boxer....

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That was jokes.

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he didn't really get his ass kicked, he just got pushed.... is not that serious. if you have a big mouth like he does, chances are you are going to piss someone off. also, it is not very likely that the guy that pushed him would have access to push him off stage, i'm very surprised he actually made it on stage.

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V-Fest Toronto is the wackness.

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it was probably someone from jay-z's camp. haha. you just don't say stuff about the HOV.


I was right there that night, for those who thinks it was funny, I beg you to shut up.

It was a serious attack, he fell on the monitor speaker with his guitar.
Margaritaland, again don't assume things that you don't know of.

It effing happened in a sec, everybody were was sad.


Noel was taken to hospital with a suspected broken rib. How little of a push was it now ?


"he just got pushed" "not serious"? what the * are you talking about? if you'd been there and said that you're the one who would have gotten a "well deserved push" from the crowd. he was hit completely blind and went down hard on the monitor without a chance to brace for it or put his arms out. no one deserves that and he could have been injured much worse.

i was there

I was also there... it was the most exciting thing that happened all weekend.


did he expect to just run his mouth off like that for years and years without any consequences?

unfortunately with people like him, it'll will probably only make him worse...


You would think a mouthpiece like Gallagher would be used to random acts of violence. I have seen harder hits in a Leafs wait, actually I havent.

T.O Blows

thats brilliant.


Regardless of what you think of Noel Gallagher, he didn't deserve that one bit. He could have seriously gotten injured more than he already did. And what about the guitar; that's his signature guitar... hopefully it didn't take to much of beating either, because I'm sure that's the one they'll put in the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame someday.

And how about for the rest of fans; some of us actually like Oasis, and are there for the music. Thanks to the jackass for ruining the concert, I'm sure he'd appreciate if someone did that to one of his favorite bands during a live performance.

To sum up; probably a Nickleback fan who done it.


Actually, the push was pretty bad - significantly worse than the video would have you believe. He basically flew forward, his chest landing on the edge of his own monitor. Say what you want about the band, but no one would be laughing if there was a knife or gun involved.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/onelouderphoto/icon.jpg Chris Owyoung

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