Well, sort of. The greatest of Britpop rivalries will be brought to life by the two headliners of this year’s BSM’s Big Day Out, as Bristol punks Milk Teeth do their best Gallagher bros. impression for a full set of Oasis anthems, while Dublin indie pop outfit The Winter Passing will be taking on the role of Albarn, Coxon and co. as they run through the hits of Blur.
BSM’s Big Day Out is a one-day festival from independent label Big Scary Monsters, and will feature 20 bands across three East London venues – MOTH Club, The Empire Bar and Paper Dress Vintage. It returns on Saturday 28th September, and tickets are available here: link.dice.fm/BSMBDO
Both ‘Oasis’ and ‘Blur’ will be playing simultaneously in MOTH Club and Paper Dress Vintage, so fans will need to stop fence sitting and actually make a definitive choice in the defining pop culture argument of the nineties.
The Winter Passing’s Rob Flynn certainly seems excited about the prospect of stepping into Albarn’s shoes: “TWP doing Blur is gonna be silly! Being Irish we’ve always had a love affair with Oasis but after seeing Blur play live in 2015 at a festival called Electric Picnic in Ireland that we played, it really changed our minds about their song writing capabilities and how much we appreciate them. We’re also up for mad banter so fuck Oasis!!!! Blur songs are more complex thank Oasis tunes so TWP being fantastic at music will make for possibly the greatest cover set of Blur ever played live. We expect the true London heads with us on the night. I believe Blur will be attending our set themselves!”
The headliners are joining a decent roster of bands from UK’s scene:Other bands on the bill include indie rockers Tellison, Watford punks Nervus, London sad-punk outfit Fresh (playing an acoustic set), noise-rock duo Delaire The Liar, singer-songwriter Katie Malco, indie-pop supergroup Cheerbleederz and art/rock solo artist Anna’s Anchor.
More acts are due to be announced soon, and tickets are available here: link.dice.fm/BSMBDO
Big Day Out is one of two one-day festivals Big Scary Monsters are putting on this year. Their first, BSM’s Summer in the City, happens next weekend on Saturday 22nd June in the label’s hometown of Oxford, and will feature Woahnows, Tangled Hair and Gender Roles along with a great roster of bands. More info on that can be found on the BSM site and tickets are available here.