Noel Gallagher's Green-Fanged Spider Closes Festival Site

A deadly spider which hid in one of his guitar cases prompted an emergency quarantine while specialists tried to catch the critter.

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Noel Gallagher accidentally caused a health emergency at the Jersey Live Festival in the UK last weekend when a deadly green-fanged spider was found in one of his guitar cases.

Crew members were unloading his equipment when they noticed the spider, prompting a quarantine of the backstage area while a specialist safely disposed of the critter.

A spokesperson for Jersey Live said: "Staff immediately set about catching the spider and an area backstage had to be quarantined for nearly 20 minutes. Noel had not arrived at the gig and so was blissfully unaware of the panic the spider caused."

The spider is alive and well, and will be rehoused in the near future, according to NME.

Meanwhile, Noel will release his first solo live DVD "INternational Magic Live At The O2" on October 15. It's based on footage of his massive London show in February and includes bonus footage of his performance at the NME Awards where he won their "Godlike Genius" award.

You can catch Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds live as part of the iTunes Festival on September 12.

Have you ever come across a deadly animal? How did you react? Tell us your tales in the comments.

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    There was me thinking that the title was his new band name.
    "Green-Fanged Spider" Actually, that would be a pretty damn cool band name, or album title at best.
    Anyone know what kind of spider that is? I'm surprised the article didn't even specify. In the US midwest, our dangerous spiders are mostly just black widows and brown recluses, neither of which are poisonous enough to cause this kind of panic
    "The spider is alive and well, and will be rehoused in the near future, according to NME." just kill the damn thing
    OMG, i looked it up, that is the same exact spider that was in my truck the other day... It hid in the door pillar before i could kill it. This sucks
    "The spider is alive and well, and will be rehoused in the near future, according to NME." So we want to risk releasing this stupid spider back into the wild with the possibility of taking a human life? Kill the damn thing.
    You have no heart. If I found you in my guitar case I would probably consider stamping on you too, but then I'd remember you're a living thing and it's not my place to take your life away. You stupid insect.
    It's a deadly spider. Killing it could probably save a human life....
    If that was the mentality of all animals, the human race would be decimated by cows, chickens, fish, ducks, deer, buffalo, pretty much every animal because humans kill A LOT of animals
    So according to your logic, killing all bears in Canada would be good because it means that it saves the lives of all people who venture into the woods?
    "Like most spiders, Phiddipus audax rarely bites humans. While symptoms of a bite may vary, the most likely symptoms are slight pain and localized redness of the skin."