With incredible international acts, Foo Fighters, Black Eyed Peas, Arctic Monkeys and Paolo Nutini announced, Oxegen 2011 already has the line up of the summer under its belt.
Today Oxegen can reveal that this yearâ€™s announcement will take place on 8th March at 8pm, exclusively to music fans online at www.oxegen.ie.
Fans can tune in to meet the incredible line-up that will create the soundtrack to the ultimate weekend of music.
Tickets will go on sale on-line and through the ticket hotline immediately after the acts are revealed at 8pm.
160 approved outlets across Ireland will also be selling Oxegen tickets when they open on Wednesday 9th March, you can find the list of outlets on the festival website, oxegen.ie .
More good news, the genius recession busting deposit scheme is back for 2011, so all your pals can get involved in the music event of the year.
Simply pay a deposit up front, make another payment in April and the balance in June, full details will be revealed in advance of the launch. Itâ€™s Oxegenâ€™s way of making sure that no-one misses out on the very best line-up to hit Ireland.
John Probyn, Festival Director said: â€œIâ€™m really excited about the festival this year. We have pulled out all the stops to deliver an incredible line-up, one that will appeal to all music fans. We have such a fantastic bill we have decided to announce it direct to our fans this year via the artists themselves at oxegen.ie. Itâ€™s the amazing Oxegen audience that makes this festival so special so weâ€™ll give them the good news first!â€
On Wednesday at the NME awardâ€™s in London, Dave Grohl picked up the Godlike Genius Award recognising the huge impact his band Foo Fighters, and previously Nirvana, have had on the musical landscape.
Hear, hear, nice work Dave, we canâ€™t wait to see you with the Foo Fighters at this yearâ€™s Oxegen. Black Eyed Peas bring their spectacular stage show to Oxegen straight of the back of 2010 chart topping album â€˜ The Beginningâ€™ to make a triumphant return to Punchestown.
With two albums still in the top 40 in Ireland, Paolo Nutiniâ€™s return to Oxegen is in much demand. Arctic Monkeys who broke through on the scene back in 2006 and have been festival favourites ever since, are back to blow us away at Oxegen 2011.
LIVE AND DIRECT
The line-up announcement for 2011 takes on a new format, all fans can check out www.oxegen.ie on March 8th at 8pm to hear from the bands themselves as they are being announced. PLUS registered users of Oxegen.ie and fans of the Oxegen facebook page will also have a chance to be at the exclusive launch event at The Academy in Dublin on the same date. Itâ€™s â€˜gonna be a good good nightâ€™ as a certain band might say.
This year, anyone buying tickets in March will have the exclusive chance to win money canâ€™t buy experiences at the festival. There is a fantastic range of prizes from side of stage access to meet and greets, all for the ticket buying fans. More details will be announced on Oxegen.ie.
OXEGEN DELIVERS THE MUSIC DIRECT TO THE FANS
HUGE LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT – EXCLUSIVELY AT OXEGEN.IE
TICKET ON-SALE 8PM, 8TH MARCH
OXEGEN, FRIDAY 8TH-SUNDAY 10TH JULY 2011
PUNCHESTOWN RACECOURSE, NAAS
Tickets can be bought via our official ticket partner www.ticketmaster.ie
Tickets are also available in person from 160 Ticketmaster outlets nationwide or via the 24hr Telephone hotlines: (ROI) 0818 719 300 (NI & UK) 0870 243 445