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Liam Gallagher fans warned not to travel to Knebworth by train amid jubilee travel chaos

Liam Gallagher is to return to Knebworth this weekend
Liam Gallagher is to return to Knebworth this weekend

LIAM Gallagher is to return to Knebworth this weekend – and people travelling to the show have been warned to plan ahead.

The musician’s return to Knebworth Park – the site of Oasis’s most famous concerts – has been months in the making.

Gallagher performs the first of two sold-out shows tonight, supported by Paolo Nutini, Kasabian, Michael Kiwanuka, Fat White Family and Goat Girl across the weekend.

But due to the Queen’s jubilee celebrations, people are being urged to plan their travel if they are heading to the concert tomorrow.

Southern Rail is warning people travelling from Sussex to Stevenage, the closest station to Knebworth park, to expect trains to be full.

Concert organisers are urging people to find alternatives to rail travel, such as travelling by car.

The Argus: Oasis at Knebworth in 1996
The Argus: Oasis at Knebworth in 1996

Oasis at Knebworth in 1996

A spokesman said: “With the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend taking place with events across the region, train services are expected to be exceptionally busy. We recommend making alternative arrangements, such as travelling by car, coach, or camping overnight.

“If you must arrive by train, the closest station is Stevenage. There will be no access to the event from Knebworth Station. There is no shuttle service between the event and Stevenage Station.

“Plan your journey and check again before travelling.

“Train services are expected to be exceptionally busy following the event, as people will also be travelling back from other Jubilee Weekend events across the rail network at the same time and on the same trains.

“Queuing systems will be in place at the station, capacity will be very limited and you may not be able to board even if you have a ticket in advance.”

The gigs will be the biggest solo shows of Liam Gallagher’s career to date, Discussing the show with Chris Moyles on Radio X, Gallagher said: “I am excited. I mean I’ve done it before and it was mega.

“And the beautiful thing about it is – obviously I can’t remember much of it – but I get the chance to do it again.

“And obviously I’m older and a little bit more wiser and I’m going to milk it, you know what I mean?

“I’m going to really take it in. I’m buzzing man.