Dizzee Rascal, Julian Casablancas & Laura Marling are among those joining the Punchestown fray.
The Oxegen line-up gets better and better with Dizzee Rascal, Julian Casablancas, Laura Marling, Jamie T, Groove Armada, The Black Keys, The Cribs, The Stranglers, Fox Avenue, Chase & Status and disco legends Earth, Wind & Fire all being added to the line-up tonight.
Prior to their Punchestown appearance, EW&F will be inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame on June 17 alongside the similarly legendary likes of Leonard Cohen, Jackie DeShannon and David Foster.
Meanwhile, Julian Casablancas has been running round the States promoting his Phrazes For The Young album while The Strokes assemble their new album without him.
All in the camp is well though, with Casablancas due to add his vocals in the next few weeks.
“I'm pretty opinionated,” Jules admits. “Nothing pushy to the point of it's my way or no way, but I'll hear a song and be like, ‘Hmmm, it feels like the bass should be like something different’. Whereas if I feel like I wasn't in the room then they could just kind of spread their wings.”
We're also particularly excited about seeing recent Hot Press interviewee Laura Marling who's scored a major breakthrough with her new I Speak Because collection, which is a response to her breaking up with Noah And The Whale lead singer Charlie Fink.
While not on the official list of additions, Brooklyn outfit Dirty Projectors have declared themselves as playing Oxegen on the Saturday night.
Tonight hip hop demi-god Jay Z makes his Oxegen debut and it’s a must-see show for a myriad of different reasons.Read More
Reminder of today's timetables for all stages!Read More
We've also got the first of the Day Two live actionRead More
Gates opened yesterday as the first fans arrived for this year’s Oxegen Festival at Punchestown Racecourse.Read More
Fans are advised that the Blue Car park is now full. Anyone with red car park pass can continue to the red car park.Read More
On the Main Stage, an appearance by The Coronas captures the mood of the enthusiastic massesRead More
We've got the confirmed times for Friday and Saturday at our Signing Tent, with Sunday's to follow shortly. Form an orderly queue please!Read More
You'll be able to meet them on Sunday afternoon.Read More
You can get them from their official website.Read More
Almost 30 hours of live music, full web coverage, interviews and a partnership in Hot Press's very own stage, means that RTÉ's flagship music station and its digital sister are unrivaled when it comes to festival coverage.Read More
Awake Young Soldiers & Funzo will be playing the Hot Press/Academy Stage.Read More
There are some seriously tough choices to be made!Read More
David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Mumford & Sons headline, and are now joined by an expanded line-up of Irish and international artists.Read More
Perhaps the most genre hopping of all stages at Oxegen, this year's line-up ranges from DJs to Indie-folk, and graduates of Red Bull's Music Academy who have gone on to international successRead More
Simian Mobile Disco, Armand Van Helden, Steve Angello and Erol Alkan among the many acts who'll be taking to the decksRead More
First Local Natives, and now Plan B and Biffy Clyro! Yup, the Oxegen bill has gained itself three new acts this afternoon...Read More
There’s only six weeks to go before Oxegen kicks off and Hot Press will once again be in the thick of the Punchestown action.Read More
Festival only 51 days away.Read More
We'll have the latest list of additions – some of them biggies – at 8pm tonight.Read More
12 more acts have been unveiled for Punchestown.Read More
Closing date for the competition, which gives the winners a slot on the New Band Stage, is this Friday, April 30.Read More
Following the success of the tent at last year's festival, the Red Bull Music Academy returns to Oxegen this summerRead More
Tickets go back on sale on FridayRead More
Here's a short video of yesterday's Oxegen launch, featuring Hot Press' very own Stuart Clark, who MC'd the event.Read More
Eminem, Muse, Jay-Z & Florence are among the headliners, and tickets will go on sale at 8am on Friday 12 MarchRead More