Liam Gallagher slams brother Noel for missing Manchester benefit gig

An estimated 50,000 fans attended the concert in memory of the victims of the Manchester attack

Liam Gallagher slams brother Noel for missing Manchester benefit gig

Liam Gallagher (left) and Chris Martin (right) performing during the One Love Manchester benefit concert, 04-05-2017. Image: Dave Hogan/PA Wire/PA Images

Liam Gallagher has lashed out at his brother Noel for not attending the One Love Manchester benefit concert last night.

The former Oasis singer made a surprise appearance at the concert and performed Oasis hit ‘Live Forever’ with Coldplay front-man Chris Martin.

Thousands of fans attended the gig at the Old Trafford cricket ground in memory of the victims of the attack at an Ariana Grande concert in the Manchester Arena, almost two weeks ago.

Armed police surrounded the venue as the concert opened with the words “let’s not be afraid.”

Grande was instrumental in arranging the tribute event - and she left many in the crowd in tears as she sang with a choir from Parrs Wood High School, which raised thousands of pounds for the families of the bombing victims.

She was joined by international stars including Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Take That and The Black Eyed Peas.

Everyone who attended the concert at the Manchester Arena was offered free entrance to the event.

While an Oasis reunion was rumoured for the estimated 50,000 fans at the concert, Noel Gallagher was out of the country and couldn't attend.

"Noels out of the f****** country weren't we all love get on a f****** plane and play your tunes for the kids you sad f***"," Liam wrote to his brother on Twitter on Monday morning.

"That's the reunion out of the window then haha," one user replied.

"F*** the reunion mate it ain't about oasis it's about people helping other people and he's once again shown his true f****** colours," Liam said.

Gallagher had already downplayed plans of an Oasis reunion during a recent question and answer session, saying the prospect of working with Noel "bores the death" out of him.

"No. It ain't happening, mate. When I think about it, being in a band with him bores the death out of me. He's changed, as a person. He's not someone I want to be in a band with. He's part of the establishment," he told a crowd.

"Because there have been plenty of times that it could have happened and it should have happened and it didn't," he added.

"I'd like it to happen, because I miss him and I miss the band and I miss the fans and I miss singing them songs. But it's in the lap of the gods, not Noel Gallagher, as much as he'd like to think he's a bit of a god, but he ain't. Because I've seen him coming for years."

Liam has just released his first solo single Wall Of Glass and is expected to release his debut album As You Were in October.

Sunday's benefit raised £2m for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, bringing the total amount to £10m.