OXEGEN fans can start choosing their must see acts in earnest as the stage line-up for Europe’s Favourite Rock & Roll Weekend is unveiled. Now you can check out the stages, get planning with your friends and get ready to make the most of your festival!

Crammed full of the artists you most wanted to see, OXEGEN 2009 is headlined by 4 of the greatest bands on the planet: Kings Of Leon, The Killers, Blur and Snow Patrol. OXEGEN Stage 2 will see acts such as Keane, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Nine Inch Nails wow the Punchestown crowds.
kings-of-leonNew to OXEGEN this year is Heineken Green Spheres, which will feature the diverse delights of Pet Shop Boys, Manic Street Preachers and 2 Many DJ’s. Meanwhile The Red Bull Academy looks like the place to be if you want to catch alternative artists of the calibre of Ladyhawke and Florence And The Machine. The Dance Arena is always popular with fans and this year’s line-up features Tiga and Felix da Housecat.

With still more sensational names to be announced and another stage to be revealed, this year’s line-up is shaping up to be our strongest ever! And today we can confirm another sensational act – The Gaslight Anthem, one of the USA’s hottest punk rock bands.

The OXEGEN stage line-up to date is as follows:

Main Stage: Blur, Snow Patrol, The Script, Lily Allen, James, The Coronas

OXEGEN Stage 2: Keane, Pendulum, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Therapy?, The Answer

Heineken Green Spheres: 2 Many DJ’s, Republic Of Loose, Mogwai,Fight Like Apes, Dreadzone, God Is An Astronaut

Red Bull Music Academy: Ladyhawke, M83

OXEGEN Dance Arena: DeadMau5, Swedish House Mafia, Crookers, Tom Middleton, Aeroplane (DJ Set), Japanese Popstars, Frankmusik, BURNS

Main Stage: Kings Of Leon, Bloc Party, Elbow, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Morrison, The Blizzards, Squeeze, The Saw Doctors

OXEGEN Stage 2: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Doves, The Mars Volta, Maximo Park, Eagles of Death Metal, The Game The Gaslight Anthem

Heineken Green Spheres: Pet Shop Boys, TV On The Radio, Peter Doherty, Regina Spektor, The Saturdays, Daniel Merriweather, Gary Go

Red Bull Music Academy: Crystal Castles, Tinchy Stryder

OXEGEN Dance Arena: Tiga, Boys Noize, Annie Mac, Digitalism, Yuksek, Dr Lektroluv, Popof, Don Rimini

Main Stage: The Killers, Razorlight, The Specials, Paolo Nutini, Lady Gaga, Calvin Harris, Ocean Colour Scene

OXEGEN Stage 2: Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction, The Ting Tings, Katy Perry, White Lies, Starsailor, You Me At Six, The Horrors

Heineken Green Spheres: Manic Street Preachers, Glasvegas, Jason Mraz, Foals, Friendly Fires, Noisettes, Iglu And Hartly

Red Bull Music Academy: Florence And The Machine, Of Montreal

OXEGEN Dance Arena: Felix Da Housecat, Miss Kittin & The Hacker (live), Fever Ray, MSTRKRFT, The Bloody Beetroots, Hudson Mohawke,
Kissy Sell Out

Also Appearing Across The Weekend: Spinnerette, Hockey, Wallis Bird, The Hours and Much More…

OXEGEN will take place at Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Co Kildare from 10th-12th July 2009 (subject to licence).

Ticket Deposit Scheme
For 2009 OXEGEN has introduced another great first…The Ticket Deposit Scheme…a flexible way to pay for your ticket at no extra cost. Open to all fans, you can pay a 120 Euro deposit to secure your ticket and pay the remaining balance by 19th June 2009.

OXEGEN is subject to license and tickets are available on a first come first served basis. All ticket purchases for OXEGEN are limited to 4 per person – don’t forget that to encourage car pooling, one free car pass will be issued with every 4 tickets purchased.

Tickets for this year’s festival are on sale NOW 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 including camping ticket which will include Thursday campsite stay also.

Tickets can be bought via our official ticket partner

Check out for all the latest line up announcements and festival updates as well as all the information you’ll need to make sure your OXEGEN 2009 is the best yet!

As per 2008’s event, the following conditions still apply:
Strictly 17s and over only – ID required and will be checked vigorously before entry. Under 17s will only be admitted if accompanied by guardian/relative 25 years or over who will sign for and accept responsibility for said person. Policy will be strictly enforced – persons who purchase and ignore conditions will be refused entry with NO refund.

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