When a fight breaks out on stage at an Oasis concert, you'd expect Noel Gallagher to be throwing the punches.
That wasn't the case last night during their closing set at V-Fest. Midway through (What's the Story) Morning Glory screams of rock pleasure turned to gasps of shock when a man, described later by police only as "in his 30s," ran onstage from the side wing and shoved Noel from behind, sending the diminutive guitarist flying. The assailant then turned his sights on Liam but was taken down hard by security before reaching his other rock God target.
Liam managed to land a quick left before the stage-crasher was hussled away.
The band was then ushered off stage, perhaps to give a backstage beatdown, then re-emerged Liam-less 10 minutes later to play Noel's The Importance of Being Idle, after which the cocky frontman returned for Wonderwall. The band never mentioned the incident and the show ended somewhat anti-climactically with their staple Beatles cover, I Am the Walrus.
The Gallagher-hater has since been arrested and likely did not get the autographed Oasis t-shirt he was hoping for.
Watch around the 1:30 mark.
UPDATE: NME reports the still-unidentified assailant came up from under stage, and Noel was taken to hospital after the attack. Police have charged 47-year-old Daniel Sullivan with assault.