Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds to headline Calling Festival 2015 line-up

PUBLISHED: 14:33 08 February 2015 | UPDATED: 14:33 08 February 2015

Noel Gallagher [Picture: Lawrence Watson]

Noel Gallagher [Picture: Lawrence Watson]

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Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher will headline this summer's Calling Festival 2015.

Nineteen years after performing to 250,000 Oasis fans over two nights at Knebworth, Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds will top the bill at Clapham Common, in south London, on Saturday, July 4.

Before then, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will release highly-anticipated second album Chasing Yesterday, due for release on March 2.

Ballad Of The Mighty I is the second single to be released from the new record and features The Smiths legend Johnny Marr on guitar alongside Noel.

“I tried to get him to play on the last album but it never happened,” said Gallagher.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will headline this summer's Calling Festival 2015Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will headline this summer's Calling Festival 2015

“So when I put this track together and knew he would be perfect for it I called him and asked if I could send him the rough mix.

“He said: ‘No, I don’t want to hear it. I’m just going to react to it on the day.’ He didn’t even want any pointers. Well, that was brave of him.

“He just arrived with two guitars and a bag of effects pedals. And I have to say, he’s unbelievable.

“He’s way up there, on another level to the rest of us.

“The result is a burst of energy that helped make Mighty I one of the best songs I’ve ever written.”

The single includes B-side Revolution Song and will be released digitally and on 7”, with a limited edition coloured vinyl available exclusively via www.noelgallagher.com

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will also embark on a headline tour, starting March 3, playing arena dates across the UK and Ireland, culminating with a show at London’s O2 Arena on March 10.

Following these dates, the band will also play a headline show at the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust on March 28.

Also on the Calling Festival 2015 line-up poster are Ryan Adams and The Shining, The Hives and Echo & The Bunnymen.

Tickets for Calling Festival 2015 are on sale now.

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