Peake is invited to be Gallagher's VIP guest
OASIS were part of his soundtrack in space.
And now astronaut Major Tim Peake has been invited to watch Noel Gallagher perform live at a huge concert as the singer’s guest of honour.
Organisers of the Lytham Festival – an event attracting tens of thousands of revellers to the Lancashire coast – sent a tweet to the 44-year-old astronaut after seeing a story on The News’ website.
It revealed Peake’s Spotify playlist of 117 songs that he listened to while aboard the International Space Station.
Many of his songs had a cosmic theme, including Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay, Satellite by Nickelback and D’Yer Wanna be a Spaceman by Oasis, the band Gallagher used to front.
Peake, who hails from Westbourne, is currently at the European Space Agency’s base in Cologne, Germany, following his return to Earth on June 18. He is being probed by scientists as they try to glean crucial data on how humans adapt to living in space. Peake has not yet confirmed his attendance at the concert, only tweeting: ‘Great to be back on Earth!’
Organisers of the Lytham Festival are still hopeful he will make an appearance.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will be headlining the event on August 4, before doing the same at Victorious Festival in Southsea on August 27.
Daniel Cuffe, Lytham Festival director, said: ‘Major Tim Peake is a national hero and a man who has boldly gone where no English man has gone before.
‘He took a playlist of his favourite tunes with him into space including D’Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman.
‘As the song is part of Noel’s current set we would love to welcome Major Peake to Lytham Festival and see Noel sing it in person.
‘Not only this, and in-keeping with the space theme, the night before Noel’s appearance we have the largest ever seaside screening of Star Wars. We can’t think of a more fitting person to be here on the night as our guest of honour than Major Tim Peake.’
Sarah Webb, 45, a close friend of Peake, from Emsworth, said: ‘I’m sure he would be chuffed to bits. I’m sure he’s going to be invited to things left right and centre, but it’s whether he can do it all, because of his busy schedule.’