Oasis exhibition hits Manchester

Posted on 18 October 2016
By Chrissie Byrne
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Oasis to some is a high street fashion brand, to others, it’s a spot in a desert, where water is found. However, to most, it’s a mad Mancunian band who defined the mid 90’s with their prominent songs and success.

After opening its doors in London and Tokyo in 2014, it was only right for the Chasing the Sun: Oasis 1993 – 1997 exhibition to come home to Manchester. Although the last stop on the exhibitions tour is bigger and better than ever, hosting even rarer and iconic photos, memorabilia and artefacts from the early years of Oasis.

It’s being held at the Old Granada studios from the 14th-25th of October 2016. You don’t need tickets as its free to the public.
Still to this day Oasis inspire so many artists and this is what the exhibition focuses on the best bits.

Different quotes and stories from rock photographers who travelled with the band are placed on each wall in the first room you enter. They form a picture in your imagination of what and who Oasis were in their early years.

You could stay and explore the exhibition way longer 12-7pm because there is so much content open for the fans to enjoy. From huge videos of them playing at festivals, that everyone could watch at once because the screens take up a whole wall, to interviews, awards and so much more.

One of the most popular parts of the whole display is the Definitely maybe room where fans can recreate the album cover. The ques for this were huge but hardly surprising since it was the band’s first album and has classics such as Live Forever, Supersonic and cigarettes and alcohol on it.

Overall the Chasing the Sun exhibition tells a story about a bunch of working-class lads who became one of the biggest bands of all time.

One of the best things about the place was looking around there was hundreds of different people there. All ages and from all walks of life. Showing that Oasis are truly universal.