Liam Gallagher was perhaps hoping to recreate the glory days of Oasis when he announced two gigs at Knebworth - over 25 years since his band’s iconic concerts at the venue,
However, fans of the Burnage-born star looking for memorabilia from the latest concerts have helped drive interest in an unusual souvenir - a piece of grass from the Knebworth turf.
The tuft of grass has already had 119 bids to date (June 9, 2022) on auction site eBay - and there are still three days to go before the final sale of the vegetation.
It is currently standing at £65,800 and is being sold by eBay user dwadav.aloxJ9d who originally posted the grass for just £5.
The seller is from Stourbridge and according to The Mirror he was hungover when he listed the grass.
The seller, otherwise known as David Watson, originally listed the tuft as a joke after seeing other unique items from festivals sell for big money online.
He was inspired by a water bottle filled with air at a Stone Roses concert which went for tens of thousands of pounds.
David has posted two photos of the grass.
The first is at the Liam Gallagher concert in Knebworth - the photo shows a slightly out of focus clump of grass in front of a large crowd.
The stage is visible in the background of the short, it includes the title of Gallagher’s album ‘C’Mon You Know.’
The second photo is of the grass in a clear plastic bag, presumably to protect the memento from environmental factors which could damage it.
Liam performed at Knebworth Park on Friday 3 June and Saturday 4 June - the grass on sale is from the Saturday show.
The shows were attended by thousands and both nights were sold out.
Liam performed Oasis classics such as ‘Cigarettes and Alcohol’ and ‘Supersonic’ as well as hits from recent days including ‘Better Days’ and ‘The River.’
Oasis at Knebworth
Knebworth is, of course, known for Oasis’s epic concerts back in 1996.
It was 26 years ago when the band caused chaos - 2.6 million people attempted to buy tickets for their show.
Manchester’s finest performed to 125,000 people in August of 1996 which held the record for the largest crowd at Knebworth until 2003 when Robbie Williams took the top spot.
Oasis were joined on stage by Manic Street Preachers, The Prodigy, Ocean Colour Scene and The Chemical Brothers.
Whoever wins the bidding war for the grass will receive their item on or before Wednesday 15 June but they will have to pay £0.95 for shipping on top.
The item cannot be returned once bought.
Since David listed his grass there has been a rush of others attempting to copy his sucess - there are now 44 different listings on eBay for Knebworth grass from the concert.
They range in price from a humble £1 to £7,900.
- If you want to bid on the item you can do so here.