Chart topping rapper Dizzee Rascal leads an eclectic array of artists announced for OXEGEN.
Dizzeeâ€™s scored three UK No.1 hits with the massive singles â€˜Bonkersâ€™, â€˜Dance Wiv Meâ€™ and â€˜Holidayâ€™ and his inspired recent collaboration with Florence + The Machine, â€˜You Got The Dirtee Loveâ€™, has won him even more fans.
Fans of The Strokes will be thrilled that the bandâ€™s charismatic front man Julian Casablancas is coming to OXEGEN. His brilliant debut solo album â€˜Phrazes For The Youngâ€™ once again proves that heâ€™s one of the most gifted songwriters of his generation and heâ€™s sure to be a huge hit at the festival this year.
The talented singer songwriter Laura Marling received a Mercury Award nomination for her debut album and sheâ€™s just released her second album â€˜I Speak Because I Canâ€™ to widespread critical acclaim including 5 star reviews in The Irish Times and The Guardian.
Back at OXEGEN for the first time since 2007, Jamie T is an artist who combines searing lyrical honesty with real originality. His second album â€˜Kings and Queensâ€™ was released last year and itâ€™s impact helped him claim Best Solo Artist at the recent NME Awards.
Multi Grammy Award winning icons Earth Wind & Fire have sold over 90 million albums worldwide. Theyâ€™ve a back catalogue of classic songs such as â€˜Shining Starâ€™ and the awesome â€˜Boogie Wonderlandâ€™, and a formidable live reputation – definitely one to catch at Punchestown!
Dance superstars Groove Armada are back at OXEGEN following the release of their sixth studio album â€˜Black Lightâ€™. The duo are responsible for some of the most seminal dance tracks of all time including â€˜At The Riverâ€™, â€˜Superstylinâ€™ and â€˜I See You Babyâ€™.
Making their OXEGEN debut are The Black Keys. The Ohio two-pieceâ€™s electric blues have made them critical favourites in their native US and their forthcoming sixth studio album â€˜Brothersâ€™ is one of the most anticipated releases of the year.
The Cribs are renowned for their breathtaking live shows. Their most recent album â€˜Ignore The Ignorantâ€™ is their most successful to date and is the first to feature new official member and former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr.
Chase & Status have been hailed as â€˜the most exciting producers in the UK todayâ€™ by Pharell Williams, and the pair have been asked to remix tracks by some of the worldâ€™s hottest artists including Jay Z and The Prodigy and they also produced and co-wrote Rihannaâ€™s fourth album.
Punk heroes The Stranglers have enjoyed a career spanning five decades. Their hits include â€˜Golden Brownâ€™ â€˜No More Heroesâ€™ and â€˜Peachesâ€™ and theyâ€™ve recently released a new single â€˜Retro Rocketsâ€™.
Completing todayâ€™s announcement are one of Irelandâ€™s best new bands, Fox Avenue. The Dublin three piece have a rapidly growing fan base and theyâ€™ve already supported 30 Seconds To Mars, Carolina Liar and Elliot Minor.
The line-up for this yearâ€™s OXEGEN looks set to be one of our most exciting and diverse yet with artists announced to date including global superstars Eminem, Muse, Arcade Fire, Jay-Z, The Black Eyed Peas, Kasabian, The Prodigy and loads more amazing acts. OXEGEN returns to Punchestown from 9th-11th July (subject to licence).
The Ticket Deposit Scheme is available again this year, so â‚¬120 deposit will secure your ticket, with the remaining balance payable by 31st May 2010. Ticket prices remain frozen since 2008 with a 3 day camping ticket costing â‚¬224.50 (incl booking fee).