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Noel Gallagher's scissor player pulls out of tour Noel Gallagher of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds performs on Day 6 at the Sziget Festival 2016. Picture: Joseph Okpako/WireImage/Getty images Charlotte Marionneau will not be appearing with the High Flying Birds this summer. Noel Gallagher's scissor player has pulled out of his world tour. The former Oasis legend had enlisted the help of backing singer Charlotte Marionneau - who performed with the unusual instrument during his performance of She Taught Me How To Fly - for his forthcoming tour this summer but, "due to personal reasons", she's been forced to step down for the time being. Noel's summer dates kick off on Friday 7 June with his homecoming show at Manchester's Heaton Park.
Charlotte Marionneau and Russell Pritchard of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds perform live on stage in 2018. Picture: Lorne Thomson/Redferns/Getty Images Noel said on Twitter: "It is with great sadness that NGHFB has to announce that Charlotte Marionneau will be leaving its 2019 world tour for personal reasons. ticket refunds will be available from the point of purchase." "It is with great sadness that NGHFB has to announce that Charlotte Marionneau will be leaving its 2019 world tour for personal reasons. ticket refunds will be available from the point of purchase" (NG) pic.twitter.com/1wVNDthgkY — Noel Gallagher (@NoelGallagher) June 3, 2019 Back in 2017, Noel told Radio X's Gordon Smart how the unusual percussion on the song came about. Noel was rehearsing a TV show with Marionneau, who performs a spoken word passage in the middle of the track It's A Beautiful World and was with the band as they performed She Taught Me How To Fly: "I said to her, 'Can you play the tambourine or something so you're not just standing around?'" "And she did that thing - the French are quite arrogant, French women in particular - she kind of said, 'I will not play no tambourine'.
"He said: 'Do you know what that sound is? That's the sound of Liam glassing himself'." "Then on the night it was on the TV, somebody quipped: It's almost like she's snipping away at the last ribbons of Liam's sanity! I adore that girl, she's amazing. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds drop their new EP, Black Star Dancing, on 14 June and it's the first of a trilogy of releases for 2019. The Courteeners have announced plans for two warm up shows ahead of their massive Heaton Park date.
Get backstage sneak peeks and a true view into our world as the fun and games unfold. Date published: 23rd May 2019 Image: Noel Gallagher This summer Noel Gallagher is set to deliver a massive, homecoming show in Manchester's vast Heaton Park and you could and a friend could be heading there for free. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will bring tracks from their three studio releases, along with a handful of Oasis classics on show on what is set to be a glorious night on Friday 7th June. In support are experiential rockers White Denim, returning Manchester indie icons Doves plus Inhaler, who feature the son of none other than Bono. You can enter via the Instagram competition below The competition will end on Monday 3rd June. Alternatively you can purchase Noel Gallagher Heaton Park tickets below. Parklife Festival 2019 is just around the corner, and to celebrate the biggest house party in the world, we're talking all things house parties with some of our faves from the insanely-stacked lineup. With Mark Ronson's house party tales already out in the open, and streetwear god-turned-DJ Gully Guy Leo's antics unleashed, Little Simz is the final figure to get in on the action. Ahead of Parklife, Little Simz gives us the lowdown on all things house parties – from the song off her album GREY Area she'd most like to hear through the speakers, to the most disgusting thing she ever witnessed at a party, to that time she ended up in a villa in Ibiza. Parklife Festival takes place from June 8-9 in Heaton Park, Manchester, UK. The festival is sold out, but for more information, head here. Producer: Bianca Giulione Words by Bianca Giulione Associate Music Editor Waiting for Sky Ferreira's new album... Driver advice for Parklife event Parklife festival Music lovers heading to the Parklife festival at Manchester's Heaton Park, on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June, are being encouraged to plan their journeys and consider using public transport to get there. Drivers are warned that congestion is likely around the local motorway network at key times over the festival weekend. Sainsbury's Heaton Park, off Middleton Road, is the official drop-off and pick-up point for the festival and this can be accessed from junction 19 of the M60. This will be open until 1am and you can wait here safely to be collected or to collect people. Entry will be possible from the West Gate on Bury Old Road, the East Gate on Sheepfoot Lane, the North Gate close to the Heaton Park lake, and the VIP gate adjacent to East Gate. The park is bordered by the M60 between junction 17 at Whitefield and junction 19 at Middleton including Simister Island at junction 18 where the M60 meets the M62 and M66. Anyone using the motorways is being advised to expect congestion, especially when concert goers are leaving the venue each night from around 9pm onwards, potentially into the early hours and particularly on the Sunday morning. This year's event is taking place this Saturday and Sunday, 8 and 9 June, finishing at 11pm each day and is expected to attract almost 80,000 people to Heaton Park for two days of live music and entertainment. The following roads around Heaton Park will be closed during the Parklife event weekend: Whittaker Lane from its junctions with Rectory Lane and Bury Old Road for the full weekend. St Margaret's Road from its junction with Heywood Road and Bury Old Road for the full weekend. Middleton Road from its junction with Victoria Avenue and Crumpsall Lane after 8pm each evening. Blackley New Road from its junction with Middleton Road and Delaunays Road after 8pm each evening. Bury Old Road from its junction with Heywood Road and Scholes Lane after 8pm each evening. If you and your friends are being dropped off or picked up from the festival, you should consider using one of our Metrolink Park and Ride facilities at Radcliffe and Whitefield Metrolink stops. There is limited on-site car parking and no dedicated park-and-ride facilities so the concert organisers are advising music lovers to use special shuttle buses from Manchester city centre or the Metrolink tram service instead of driving. More information on travel arrangements is available on a dedicated Transport for Greater Manchester web page: Not going to the festival, but still making a journey on Saturday or Sunday? If you're driving, ensure you have checked the latest traffic information and allowed enough time for your journey. Can you re-time your trip, avoiding the peak periods (on both days) between midday and 5pm and after the festival finishes at 11pm. If taking a bus, make sure that there are no diversions which affect your travel. Check with the bus operator for the latest departure times. Metrolink services on the Bury line will be significantly busier than usual across the whole weekend.