LILY ALLEN AND KEANE FOR OXEGEN
Today OXEGEN announces even more artists for this yearâ€™s festival. Lily Allen heads an impressive list of acts that cover a multitude of musical stylesâ€¦Keane, The Specials, Paulo Nutini, Wallis Bird, Digitalism, The Mars Volta, Swedish House Mafia, Miss Kittin and The Hacker, Crookers and Hockey.
Lily Allen is one of the most engaging popstars in the world as well as one of the most successful. Her second album â€˜Itâ€™s Not Me, Itâ€™s Youâ€™ and the first single from it, â€˜The Fearâ€™ have both recently gone to Number 1 in the UK.
Keane bring great hooks, big choruses and massive middle eights to OXEGEN. Their impressive third album â€˜Perfect Symmetryâ€™ has helped contribute to sales of over 8 million since their debut in 2004 with â€˜Hopes And Fearsâ€™.
Coventryâ€™s finest, The Specials have embarked on a re-union tour 30 years after they formed which sold an amazing 45,000 tickets in an hour. This performance will be a unique opportunity to catch the Ska pioneers and founders of the Two Tone label.
Scottish songsmith Paulo Nutini is still only 21 years old and yet heâ€™s racked up over 2 million sales from his debut album â€˜These Streetsâ€™. This performance will be a chance to hear some new material from his eagerly awaited self-produced follow up as well as the instant classics such as â€˜New Shoesâ€™ and â€˜Jenny Donâ€™t be Hastyâ€™.
Europeâ€™s Favourite Rock & Roll Weekend will be home to the very best in both new and seminal music this summer, taking place at Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Co Kildare from 10th-12th July 2009 (subject to licence).
Adding the artists announced today into the existing line-up makes for an unmissable weekend for music fansâ€¦
Headlining OXEGEN this year are â€¦Kings of Leon, The Killers, Snow Patrol, Blur
And theyâ€™ll be joined byâ€¦ Bloc Party, Razorlight, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Pete Doherty, Elbow, Lily Allen, Keane, The Specials, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Ting Tings, The Script, Katy Perry, Paulo Nutini, White Lies, Fight Like Apes, Pendulum, Hockey, Wallis Bird, Digitalism, The Mars Volta, Swedish House Mafia, Miss Kittin and The Hacker (Live), Crookers and Jason Mraz.
Oxegen.ie registered users will gain exclusive access to a priority pre-sale from Wednesday 25th February 2009. To have qualified for this offer you must have registered at oxegen.ie before 6pm on Sunday 22nd February 2009.
Tickets will go on general release on Friday 6th March 2009 at 08:00hrs nationwide and are priced at a 2008 price freeze of 224.50 Euro (incl. booking fee) for 3 day including camping ticket. For an extra 20 Euro fans can purchase a 4 day ticket including camping ticket to include Thursday also.