Liam Gallagher designs bee for Manchester art trail

Liam Gallagher has designed a bee for the Bee in the City art event held in Manchester, England.
Wild in Art and Manchester City Council have teamed up on the unique trail, which will give people a new way to explore the city.
Over 100 bees, one of the best-known symbols of Manchester, created by a host of different artists are dotted around Liam’s home city, with the former Oasis frontman adding a music theme to his insect.
“It’s incredibly exciting that Liam Gallagher is part of Bee in the City, in true rock ‘n’ roll star style adding the finishing touches to his bee back stage at Manchester’s Parklife (or Parkalife, I should say!)” Sally-Ann Wilkinson, director of Wild in Art, told the Manchester Evening News, referencing Liam’s suggestion the festival should change its name to Parkalife. “It’s brilliant to have the Rock ‘n’ Roll Bee as part of the trail as he’s such a Manchester legend.”
The 45-year-old headlined Parklife over the weekend (09-10Jun18) and put the finishing touches to his sculpture before he took to the stage.
Parklife boss Sacha Lord admitted he initially didn’t know if the idea would work, but that Liam backed the cause as soon as he was asked.
“When we were first approached to try and make this happen it seemed quite a steep hurdle,” Sacha said. “However, Liam bought into the idea straight away and even approved the use of his Rock ‘n’ Roll logo, when he knew the cause.”
Last year, the worker bee became a symbol of the Manchester Arena bombing at an Ariana Grande concert. During Liam’s Parklife set, the rocker paid tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack with an acoustic rendition of Oasis’ Live Forever.
“This one’s for the people who lost their lives in the Manchester bombing,” he said. “I’ve had my moments. Done my drinking, done my swearing. But when I want to show my softer side, come with me.”