A host of big-name dance acts on the Oxegen '08 line-up have been revealed.
Sonic terrorist Aphex Twin, stylish French duo Justice and indie-dance favourites Hot Chip join the ever-popular Chemical Brothers as the big dance draws on the Punchestown bill.
Also announced today are the Sopranos-soundtracking electro-rockers Alabama 3. Other acts previously confirmed for the expanded three-day festival include R.E.M., Kings Of Leon, Interpol, the Fratellis, the Kaiser Chiefs and Ian Brown.
It all happens on July 11-13. Fans registered on www.oxegen.ie will have access to pre-sale tickets from Monday March 3 at 8am, subject to availability and limited to four tickets per person. Tickets go on general sale on Friday March 7 at 8am.
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