Tonnes more acts have been added to the line-up for this summer's Oxegen, with Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction leading the charge.
There have been yet more high-profile additions to the Oxegen ’09 bill with Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction, Pet Shop Boys, Glasvegas, The Saturdays, Doves and Eagles Of Death Metal all officially unveiled at this morning’s launch do in Dublin’s Café Novo.
The day-by-day breakdown currently looks like this:
Friday July 10 – Blur, Snow Patrol, The Script, Keane, Lily Allen, James, Pendulum, Ladyhawke, Swedish House Mafia, Crookers, Eagles Of Death Metal, Dreadzone, God Is An Astronaut, Tom Middleton & Aeroplane
Saturday July 11 – Pet Shop Boys, Doves, The Saturdays, Kings Of Leon, Bloc Party, Elbow, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio, Pete Doherty, The Mars Volta, The Game, Squeeze, Tiga, Digtalism & Gary Go
Sunday July 12 – Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction, Glasvegas, The Killers, Razorlight, The Specials, Lady GaGa, The Ting Tings, Katy Perry, Manic Street Preachers, Paolo Nutini, Florence And The Machine, White Lies, Jason Mraz, Foals, Friendly Fires, Of Montreal, Miss Kittin and The Hacker & Hudson Mohawke
Phew! MTV will once again have a major presence at the July 10 to 12 Punchestown blowout, with former Loreto Secondary School, Bray pupil Laura Whitmore among the presentation team.
Tickets go back on general sale tomorrow at 8am priced €224.50, which includes three-day camping.
As previously announced on hotpress.com, a deposit scheme has been introduced whereby you can pay €120 now to secure your ticket now, and then pay the balance before April 30.
Nine Inch Nails and Jane Addiction’s participation will be manna from Goth heaven for their legion of Irish fans.
As well as going out on tour together, the two bands have been cosying up in the studio.
“Emails were sent, phone calls were made, dinner was arranged, ideas were discussed and the next thing I know we're in the studio experimenting,” Trent Reznor says of the NIN/Jane’s love-in. “I get to see first-hand why they broke up all those years ago but I also get the chance to see four distinct personalities that become an incredible band when they're in the same room."
In addition to new material, Perry Farrell’s mob are also releasing a 3-CD/DVD package on April 18. Two-years in the compiling, A Cabinet Of comprises of 43 audio tracks – including a cracking cover of Led Zep’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’ – and 11 videos and concert performances.
Meanwhile, another of the bands who’ve got us all tingly with excitement, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, have responded to their It’s Blitz! album being leaked on to the ‘net by bringing its download release forward a month to this weekend. The shock news is that Karen O’s learned to croon as well as yelp and scream, making for the New Yorker's most poptabulous album yet.
Check out video footage from today's launch – including an interview with HP Assistant Editor Stuart Clark – here:
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