- 16 May 08
The National, The Go! Team and Tricky are among a rake of new acts that have just been added to the three day Oxegen festival.
Fresh from three sell-out shows at the Olympia Theatre this week, The National have ben confirmed to play Oxegen. The critically acclaimed Brooklyn outfit, fronted by Matt Berlinger, have been one of the surprise breakthrough acts of the past two years, with their 2007 album Boxer, and a stint supporting REM establishing them among the American indie bands du jour.
Also confirmed to appear at Ireland's biggest open air festival are trip hop pioneer Tricky, the irrepressible The Go! Team, Welsh rockers Feeder, three of the UK’s hottest new bands, The Pigeon Detectives, The Enemy and One Night Only, as well as hot US property The Whigs.
This year’s Oxegen takes place over three days, from July 11-13, 2008 at Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Co Kildare, featuring one of the strongest line-ups ever.
Here's the day-by-day breakdown:
Friday July 11:
Kings of Leon, Interpol, Editors, Aphex Twin, The Go! Team, Tricky, Bell X1, Cat Power, Paddy Casey, Groove Armada, The Coronas, dEUS, Battles, Future Kings of Spain, Unkle, Calvin Harris, Annie Mac, MSTRKRFT, Koze, Kosheen, Burns, Sneaky Sound System and many more.
Saturday July 12:
R.E.M., The Verve, Amy Winehouse, The Prodigy, Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics, Counting Crows, The Zutons, The National, Newton Faulkner, Panic at the Disco, Feeder, Richard Hawley, Seasick Steve, The Hoosiers, Scouting For Girls, The Charlatans, Powderfinger, Declan O’Rourke, My Morning Jacket, The Enemy, The Ting Tings Camille O’Sullivan, British Sea Power, Black Kids, Delays, Concerto For Constantine, Paul Heaton, Pendulum, Justice, Bowling For Soup, One Night Only, Boys Noize, Mylo, Slam, Michael Mayer, Kavinsky, The Japanese Popstars and many more.
Sunday July 13:
Rage Against The Machine, Kaiser Chiefs, The Swell Season featuring Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová, The Fratellis, Ian Brown, The Kooks, MGMT, The Feeling, Kate Nash, Roisin Murphy, Tom Baxter, Reverend and the Makers, The Pigeon Detectives, Band of Horses, Lightspeed Champion, The Pogues, The Subways, The Stranglers, Ryan Bingham, The Courteeners, Alabma 3, The Whigs, David Guetta, Luciano, Kaz James, Crookers, Radioslave, Quiet Village, Does It Offend You Yeah?, Carl Craig and many more.
Over the course of the weekend, Oxegen will also host sets from Chemical Brothers, The Raconteurs, Hot Chip, Vampire Weekend, Echo and the Bunnymen and Delorentos. More announcements are promised in the coming weeks.