Liam flies in - and slips out the side Fans queued for more than 10 hours to get best view at the gig

Rock bad boy Liam Gallagher made a low-key arrival at Aberdeen airport today … and was let out a side entrance.

The Oasis frontman arrived on a British Airways flight from Heathrow at 11.45am – just hours before the band’s sell-out show in the city tonight.

An airport spokesman said Liam was accompanied by another male and they were allowed to use a different exit to avoid any fuss.

It’s thought elder brother Noel may have travelled to the North-east yesterday.

The pair are expected to be joined by their mum Peggy, who is said to be flying from Manchester today.

Oasis fever has been sweeping the North-east for weeks and 16,000 fans will pack Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre for the gigs tonight and tomorrow.

Tickets, priced at £17.50, sold out weeks ago but punters have been able to snap them up on the black market, where prices are running into hundreds of pounds.

Record bosses haven’t confirmed where Oasis will stay during the Aberdeen visit.

Police have drawn up plans to cope with the thousands of motorists who will pour towards the Bridge of Don venue tonight.

Officers warn of delays on Ellon Road and the Parkway and say drivers should share cars and be patient.

A big police contingent, supported by traffic wardens, will be on hand to guide people into the centre’s giant car parks.

No parking will be allowed on surrounding Ellon Road, Broadfold Road, Intown Road, Cloverhill Road, Silverburn Crescent and Place, North Donside Road, Scotstown Road and parts of the Beach Esplanade.

Fans queue for the best views at the gig

Mad-for-it Oasis fans started queuing in Aberdeen at 9.30 this morning - more than 10 hours before their heroes were due to take the stage.

The first group of fans arrived at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre just as security guards put up safety barriers around the entrance.

North-east girls Andy Rae, 14, Katy Smith, 15, Emily Millichip, 15, and Ann-Marie Dunbar, 17, all took the day off school to make sure they headed the queue.

Emily, of Newburgh, said: "We want to be at the front of the crowd, right up against the barriers so we had to get here early."

Her friend Ann-Marie, also of Newburgh, said: "I'll be standing here all day but it's a small price to pay to see Oasis."

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Words by Richard Prest. Pictures by Karen Murray

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