Join Our Campaign to Save the Oasis Swindon

We are a local action group from Swindon and the local area who are comitted to saving the iconic Swindon leisure centre and music venue from closure. 

ACTION REQUIRED: Join our Protest to ‘Save the Oasis’…

Latest News…

SBC bidding for Oasis Funding

Well – here’s a novelty! A story with the potential to be good for the Oasis as SBC bid for Oasis funding. The full story is on Swindon Borough Council’s website here – Council to submit Levelling Up bid to help get the Oasis back open.

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The Oasis Needs Maintenance

This week, (week commencing 13th June 2022) SevenCapital (Oasis leaseholders), Historic England and the Twentieth Century Society are set to meet to discuss next steps with the Oasis, following its listing at the back end of last year.

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Upcoming Events

We have no events planned right now. But do keep watching this space for news. 

Our Campaign

The Oasis Leisure Centre closed in November 2020, after GLL surrendered their lease of the building. Since its closure the building has sat in an idle limbo and its future left in doubt.

At the back end of 2020/early 2021 a small group of concerned citizens came together to form a Save the Oasis campaign. If you’re on social media you’ll find their Facebook page here. And they’re on Twiitter here

A listing decision by Historic England is imminent. We’ll update this part of this website with that news as we get it. Read More >>

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The Oasis as a much-loved music & event venue

The Oasis is not only a leisure centre – it’s a music and events venue too. Over the years it’s hosted gigs from some of the most famous bands in the world. It would be an absolute tragedy to loose such a legendary facility. Even the iconic rock band, Oasis fronted by Liam & Noel Gallagher got it’s name from the centre after Noel visited in the early 90s with the band Inspiral Carpets. 

The list of bands that have played the Oasis is extensive and includes: Ocean Colour Scene, Ash, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Scissor Sisters, Hawkwind, Kings of Leon, Paulo Nutini, Simon Webbe, The Stranglers, The Zutons, Razorlight, McFly, Lil Chris’, Pet Shop Boys, The Fratellis, Hard-Fi, Bowling for Soup, The Bloodhound Gang, The Kooks, The Feeling, Scouting for Girls, The Pigeon Detectives, The Ting Tings, Paul Weller, Lemar, JLS, The Enemy, Kasabian, The Saturdays, Plan B, Peter Andre, N-Dubz, Pendulum, Motorhead, John Barrowman, Diversity, Stereophonics, UB40, McFly, Beady Eye, Fatboy Slim, Example, Alfie Boe, Matt Cardle, Cher Lloyd, Biffy Clyro, Ed Sheeran, Rizzle Kicks, Jake Bugg, Imagine Dragons, Paul Weller, Simple Minds, James Bay, Alice Cooper, The 1975, Years & Years, Kasabian, Tom Odell, The Script, Placebo, The Vamps, Anne Marie, Madness, Status Quo, Alexandra Burke, Basement Jaxx, Lilly Allen, Dizzee Rascal, Massive Attack.

Also many comedians such as Jimmy Carr, John Bishop and Jason Manford.

The OASIS - Since 1976 - An architectural icon built for change and built to last

The Oasis Leisure Centre had its official opening on New Year’s Day 1976. It’s a purpose built leisure facility with a beach style pool underneath the iconic dome. It houses other leisure facilities too and also serves as a large music venue able to  accomodate over 3000 fans. 

Image credited with thanks to Calyx Picture Archive
Image credited with thanks to Swindon Viewpoint
Image credited with thanks to Calyx Picture Archive
Image credited with thanks to Calyx Picture Archive
Image accredited with thanks to Swindon Viewpoint

How Can You Help?

Write to Your MP & Councillor

Writing to your local MP or councillor will help keep the Oasis at the forefront of their agenda. 

We can help you with this if you need it. 

Share our Posts on Social Media

All of the important information surrounding the campaign is released on our website and through social media. 

Just like and share our page to your friends if you wish to support us. 

Take part in our events and protests

In June, we had a very sucessful campaign outside the Oasis site which was covered by all media outlets.

Keep an eye on our blog to find out more info about the next one.

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We Need You! Come and join us.

Join our Facebook page today and be sure to like and share it amongst your friends. Let's get this iconic leisure and music venue back open as soon as possible!