Noel Gallagher discussed drug use at The Hacienda concerts in a new Sun article.
The Sun wrote, “As well as attracting acts on stage, it became the home of electronica and DJ-ing — and along with that came a crowd high on Ecstasy.”
Noel said: “Whatever anybody says, the two are like that (crosses fingers) — if it wasn’t for the drug, the music wouldn’t have taken off, and if it wasn’t for the music the drug would not have taken off.”
Noel Gallagher and Craig David are the first two headliners for 2023’s South Facing Festival in London. Jonny Marr from The Smiths will also perform.
The festival is held at the capital’s Crystal Palace Bowl, and debuted in 2021 with a line-up including Supergrass, The Streets, Sleaford Mods and Max Richter. The last edition of the festival was really a site to see as well as 2022’s program then saw London Grammar, Jungle, Richard Ashcroft and more head south of the river.
For the first concert of 2023; we will see Noel Gallagher and support act Johnny Marr play on July 28, before Craig David; who will be joined by Nathan Dawe for his gig on August 13.
Tickets for both gigs will go on sale at 10am GMT on Friday, November 11, with Noel Gallagher tickets available here and Craig David tickets available here.
This comes just in time as just a few days back, Gallagher shared new song ‘Pretty Boy’, which features his support act Marr on guitar. This really won fans over as it has been five years since the star set his sights on following up his 2017 LP, ‘Who Built The Moon?’. Last year, he released a best-of album, ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’.
Of the song, Gallagher said: “For this new record it was the first thing I wrote, the first thing I demoed and the first thing I finished, so it’s only right that it’s the first thing people get to hear. Massive shout out to my mainest man Johnny Marr for taking it somewhere special. Oh … and watch out for a cameo from me in the video … first one to spot me wins a bag of Flamin’ Hot Wotsits Giants!!”
To add, the indie icon recently launched a signature electric guitar range with Gibson. The two new custom models follow Gallagher partnering with Gibson last year to relaunch the J-150 acoustic guitar. That instrument has been the star’s go-to acoustic guitar of choice for over 20 years and was first seen in the promo video for Oasis’ ‘Little By Little’ as to fit their former Beatles aesthetic.