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Oxegen
Oxegen
/ˈɒksɛdʒɛn/ was a music festival in Ireland, first held from 2004–2011 as a rock and pop festival and again in 2013 with dance and chart acts only. The event was regularly cited as Ireland's biggest music festival,[3][4][5][6] and, by 2009, it was being cited as the greenest festival, being a 100% carbon neutral event in Ireland.[7] It was previously called Witnness,[8] which ran from 2000 and was sponsored by Guinness. The event is promoted by MCD and is sponsored by Heineken. Oxegen
Oxegen
was originally a three-day festival, but from 2008 onwards, it was expanded to four days. It took place at the Punchestown Racecourse
Punchestown Racecourse
in County Kildare, Ireland and has an average attendance of around 60,000 a day, with around 50,000 of these camping on site for the duration, and the rest travelling to the site each day. It takes place on the same weekend as T in the Park
T in the Park
in Scotland and shares a very similar lineup each year, but Oxegen
Oxegen
is generally regarded as Ireland's version of the Glastonbury Festival, with the 2008 festival sharing three of the same headliners as its English counterpart.[9] Oxegen
Oxegen
has attracted significant attention from outside Ireland, with many of those attending travelling from overseas experiencing a "mass exodus" to the festival.[10][11] Members of bands such as The Killers, Snow Patrol
Snow Patrol
and R.E.M.
R.E.M.
have spoken positively of their experiences at the festival. Celebrities frequently attend, including models Helena Christensen (a regular attendant)[12][13] and television personality Chris Pontius,[14] actor Josh Hartnett,[12] and Ronnie Wood
Ronnie Wood
of The Rolling Stones, who was pursued by "half the journalists in the country" and many of his own relatives for much of the 2008 festival.[13][15] The event has also attracted some negative publicity, particularly following the 2006 festival. This is attributed to such factors as the age of admission (17) and easy access to alcohol.[16] Oxegen, for two consecutive years, was named as the Best European Festival in a poll which included festivals from France, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and other countries, leading The Sunday Business Post's Nicola Cooke to describe it as "one of the most successful music festivals in Ireland
Ireland
has [sic]".[17] Leagues O'Toole has described it as an "enormously successful, award-winning, established brand [...] aimed at a young audience out for a good time, a post-Leaving Cert rite of passage perfect for acts with big singalong tunes that sound great in the mud".[18] Oxegen
Oxegen
received a mention in the Colum McCann
Colum McCann
short story "Aisling".[19] In April 2014, organisers announced that the Oxegen
Oxegen
festival would not be going ahead that year, citing a lack of suitable headline acts.[20]

Contents

1 History 2 Facilities 3 2004 Festival

3.1 2004 Line-up

4 2005 Festival

4.1 2005 Line-up

5 2006 Festival

5.1 2006 Line-up

6 2007 Festival

6.1 2007 Line-up

7 2008 Festival

7.1 2008 Line-up

8 2009 Festival

8.1 2009 Line-up

9 2010 Festival

9.1 2010 Line-up

10 2011 Festival

10.1 2011 Line-up

11 2012 hiatus 12 2013 festival 13 See also 14 References 15 External links

History[edit] Oxegen
Oxegen
first took place in 2004 over the second weekend in July. The Killers, who went on to headline the festival twice in 2007 and 2009, were one of the bands to appear at the first Oxegen. Dave Keuning, in an interview with Hot Press prior to the 2009 festival, described Oxegen
Oxegen
as "a big deal because it's one of the first European festivals we played [sic] when we came over from Vegas in 2004. We only had one hit—"Mr. Brightside"—and were worried in case no one showed. But the tent was packed with people screaming out the words to songs we didn't think they knew. It was that night we thought, 'Hey, something's happening here!' Oxegen
Oxegen
more so than Glastonbury even was the highlight of our summer."[21] The original festival, Witnness, sponsored by Guinness, took place during the start of August with notable headliners, including Oasis, The Foo Fighters
The Foo Fighters
and Green Day. In its second and third year, running changed its dates to the second weekend of July. In 2008 Oxegen
Oxegen
became a three-day festival.[22] Rodrigo y Gabriela
Rodrigo y Gabriela
made their breakthrough after being asked by Damien Rice to perform with him at Oxegen
Oxegen
2004.[23] The Japanese Popstars formed after viewing several dance acts at Oxegen
Oxegen
2006.[24] R.E.M.
R.E.M.
members Michael Stipe
Michael Stipe
and Peter Buck
Peter Buck
watched several shows from side stage at Oxegen 2007
Oxegen 2007
before returning to headline the festival the following year.[25] Stipe credits his 2007 visit with inspiring him to want to go on tour again, saying: "I saw all these great bands and the next day after the festival we went into the studio."[26] Muse, known for their spectacular light show and their reputation as one of the best live bands in the world, headlined Oxegen
Oxegen
2007.[27] They returned to headline the mainstage on the Saturday night of the 2010 festival. Battles played the biggest festival show of their career at that time in the Pet Sounds Arena during Oxegen
Oxegen
2008.[28] The Prodigy
The Prodigy
played four new songs at Oxegen
Oxegen
2008. Also in 2008, Interpol were sent champagne by U2 as they arrived for rehearsals.[29] Chad Wolf
Chad Wolf
of Carolina Liar
Carolina Liar
described the band's performance at Oxegen 2009 as "an out-of-body experience".[30] Each Oxegen
Oxegen
has been defined by the attention focused on its own weather, with The Belfast Telegraph
The Belfast Telegraph
referring to 2005 as "the sunny one", 2006 as "the torrentially rainy one", 2007 as "the muddy one" and 2008 as "the so-so one".[31]

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Headliners included:

The Cure The Strokes Kings of Leon The Libertines Muse

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Headliners included:

Green Day Foo Fighters The Killers The Prodigy New Order

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Headliners included:

The Who Red Hot Chili Peppers The Strokes Arctic Monkeys Franz Ferdinand

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Headliners included:

Snow Patrol Muse The Killers Daft Punk Razorlight

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Headliners included:

Kings of Leon Rage Against the Machine R.E.M.
R.E.M.
(Setlist) The Verve The Prodigy

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Headliners included:

Kings of Leon Blur Lady Gaga The Killers Snow Patrol

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Headliners included:

Eminem Muse Arcade Fire Jay-Z The Prodigy Kasabian Fatboy Slim

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Headliners included:

Coldplay Foo Fighters Beyoncé Arctic Monkeys The Black Eyed Peas The Strokes My Chemical Romance Pendulum

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Facilities[edit] As well as the current eight stages of music, there are three large areas for camping which are subdivided by number and the colours blue, red and green – which is the VIP campsite. The backstage and media areas are located in the middle of the site in the buildings normally used to watch the races. Stalls and shops are also provided for festival-goers, as well as toilet and shower areas for campers from 2006 onwards. A Centra
Centra
store was located in each campsite from 2007 onwards[32] and An Post
An Post
first appeared at the festival in 2008.[33] The toilet facilities, which had previously been criticised by some as not being adequate for the large number of people at the festival, were improved in recent[when?] years.[citation needed] There is also a funfair adjacent to the arena, featuring a big wheel and other rides, such as the "Magic Carpet", the "Big Drop", and the roller coaster. In 2008, an additional funfair was located in the blue campsite alongside other campsite entertainment such as a circus, silent disco and the Xbox Live Stage.[34] Glass in any form is banned from the festival site and bottle corks, cans and umbrellas are banned from the concert arena.[35] 52 miles of fencing are used across the site.[36] 14 megawatts of power are used to energise Oxegen, with 28,000 miles of cable used to transfer this power.[36] 25,000 litre water tankers are located around the site.[36] Hats and cloaks are regularly seen,[37] whilst wellies are also commonly worn by festival-goers.[38] The Dance Arena is a large shed previously used for ideal homes exhibitions.[39] 2004 Festival[edit] Oxegen 2004
Oxegen 2004
took place at Punchestown Racecourse
Punchestown Racecourse
from 10 to 11 July. The Strokes,[40] The Cure,[41][42] Basement Jaxx,[41] The Darkness, Faithless, Kings of Leon, PJ Harvey, Wu-Tang Clan,[43] The Libertines, Muse,[44] Massive Attack, Keane,[45] Franz Ferdinand,[46] Chemical Brothers, Belle & Sebastian, Scissor Sisters, Elbow, Electric Six, Ocean Colour Scene, The Complete Stone Roses and Cartoon are some of the bands that played at the 2004 festival which took place over five stages. Orbital played their last ever Irish show at the festival,[47] whilst The Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas
performed in Ireland
Ireland
for the first time in over two years.[48] The Killers, Republic of Loose
Republic of Loose
and Razorlight
Razorlight
were among the bands headlining the New Band Stage. Other Irish acts to appear included Ash, The Divine Comedy, Hothouse Flowers, The Saw Doctors, HAL, Snow Patrol, The Devlins, Simple Kid, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Cathy Davey
Cathy Davey
and Bell X1. David Bowie
David Bowie
was due to headline the festival but had to pull out due to illness.[49] Kings of Leon's performance was threatened by an incident at Roskilde the weekend before Oxegen
Oxegen
when Nathan Followill
Nathan Followill
injured his wrist but, despite the cancellation of a midweek show in Serbia,[50] the band turned up for Oxegen.[51] Tickets sold out a week before the event, having gone on sale on Friday 5 March. One-day tickets cost €59.50, two-day tickets were priced at €110.00 whilst a two-day ticket with camping included cost €130.00.[52] 2004 Line-up[edit] The main acts that played the festival were:

Saturday 10 July Sunday 11 July (running order)

Main Stage:

The Cure The Strokes Kings of Leon PJ Harvey The Divine Comedy Franz Ferdinand Scissor Sisters Goldie Lookin Chain Kharma 45 Hal

Main Stage:

David Bowie* The Darkness Muse (moved to the main stage) Ash Faithless Pink The Black Eyed Peas Hothouse Flowers The Saw Doctors

* – denotes cancelled performance

2005 Festival[edit] For main article, see Oxegen
Oxegen
2005. Oxegen 2005
Oxegen 2005
took place at Punchestown Racecourse
Punchestown Racecourse
from 9 to 10 July. Green Day[53] and Foo Fighters[54][55] headlined. Also appearing were New Order,[56] Ian Brown,[57] James Brown, The Prodigy,[58] Queens of the Stone Age,[59] The Frames,[60] Keane,[61] Feeder, The Killers,[62] Bloc Party,[63] Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian,[64] The Bravery, Nine Black Alps, The Departure, Razorlight, LCD Soundsystem,[65] Echo & the Bunnymen, The La's
The La's
and Snoop Dogg. Irish acts to appear included The Revs, The Saw Doctors, Kerbdog, HAL, Bronagh Gallagher, Humanzi, Director and The Blizzards. 2005 Line-up[edit] For full line-up, see Oxegen
Oxegen
2005#2005 Line-up. The main acts that played the festival were:[66]

Saturday 9 July Oxegen
Oxegen
Stage

Green Day The Frames Snoop Dogg Razorlight Kaiser Chiefs Queens of the Stone Age The Saw Doctors Björn Again The Stands

Sunday 10 July Oxegen
Oxegen
Stage

Foo Fighters Keane The Killers The Streets Audioslave Feeder The Beautiful South The Revs

2006 Festival[edit]

The Main Stage on the Saturday of Oxegen
Oxegen
2006

For main article, see Oxegen
Oxegen
2006. Oxegen 2006
Oxegen 2006
took place at Punchestown Racecourse
Punchestown Racecourse
from 8 to 9 July. A limited number of tickets for the festival went on sale a week after the 2005 festival on Friday 15 July. On 20 February the festival was launched and the first acts were officially announced.[67] Tickets went on general sale on Friday 3 March at 8 am, with weekend camping tickets priced at €160. This allocation of tickets sold out within 48 minutes. The festival itself encountered bad weather which eclipsed previous records. There were improvements on the Sunday afternoon with sunny skies and a cool, gentle breeze ensuring a decrease in wet festival-goers. The Who
The Who
and Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
headlined the festival, the former performing live in Ireland
Ireland
for the first time in 35 years, the latter for the fourth time in five summers. James Brown
James Brown
made his last ever live performance at an Irish festival and Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys
their first festival appearance in Ireland. Also appearing were The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs, Placebo, Richard Ashcroft, Primal Scream, Editors, Feeder, The Kooks, Kasabian, Sigur Rós, The Feeling, The Futureheads, The Go! Team, The Automatic, Paolo Nutini
Paolo Nutini
and Lily Allen. Irish acts to appear included Bell X1, Damien Dempsey, Republic of Loose, Director, The Marshals, Sharon Shannon, The Blizzards, The Divine Comedy, Gemma Hayes
Gemma Hayes
and Humanzi. Security arrangements were criticised as being poor by some sections of the media. The camp-site was not free from trouble, with reports of tent-burning and an alleged stabbing on the Sunday night/Monday morning of the festival.[68] In the Green Room a considerable leak allowed rain into the enclosed marquee. There were 225 arrests for drugs (with 13 charged for possession with intent to supply), one alleged rape,[69] and the Evening Herald
Evening Herald
reported that around 250 people were treated for alcohol and drug abuse. When 40 people were sent to Naas
Naas
General Hospital, fears were raised of a bad batch of ecstasy, but no evidence of such a batch was found. A number of media outlets were threatened with legal action on their coverage of Oxegen 2006 in its aftermath. These included the Irish Independent
Irish Independent
and boards.ie, where all discussion of MCD events and venues was banned. 2006 Line-up[edit] For full line-up, see Oxegen
Oxegen
2006#Stages. The main acts that played the festival were:

Saturday 8 July Main Stage

James Brown The Who The Strokes Arctic Monkeys Hard-Fi The Magic Numbers Damien Dempsey Republic of Loose Sandi Thom The Marshals

Sunday 9 July Main Stage

Red Hot Chili Peppers Franz Ferdinand Kaiser Chiefs Placebo Bell X1 Manu Chao Maxïmo Park Director Sharon Shannon

2007 Festival[edit] For main article, see Oxegen
Oxegen
2007.

Muse headlined Oxegen
Oxegen
07

Oxegen
Oxegen
'07 took place at Punchestown Racecourse
Punchestown Racecourse
from 7 to 8 July. The Live Earth concerts occurred around the world on the same day as the Saturday of Oxegen
Oxegen
2007. Tickets went on general sale at 8 am on Friday 2 March 2007. These sold out in under seventy minutes. The price of a day ticket rose to €96.50, a weekend ticket cost €177.50, whilst the price of a weekend ticket plus camping this year rose to €197.50 (roughly the same price as a three-day Electric Picnic ticket), as compared to €160 in 2006. As in 2006, it was possible to purchase four weekend camping tickets together and receive a free car parking ticket. As with previous years, a number of pre-sale tickets without the price increase went on sale in November 2006. The headliners were Muse and The Killers. Also playing the festival were Arcade Fire, Scissor Sisters, Razorlight, Bloc Party, Daft Punk, Kings of Leon, Brian Wilson, Interpol, The Kooks, Mika, My Chemical Romance, Avril Lavigne, Queens of the Stone Age, The Goo Goo Dolls, Editors, Klaxons, Maxïmo Park
Maxïmo Park
and The Fratellis. Irish acts that played included The Blizzards, Director, The Thrills, The Coronas, David Kitt, Delorentos, Dirty Epics and Sinéad O'Connor. Amy Winehouse pulled out at the last minute[70] whilst The Immediate
The Immediate
split up on the same day that they were announced.[71] 2007 Line-up[edit] For full line-up, see Oxegen
Oxegen
2007#2007 Line-up. The main acts that played the festival were:[72]

Saturday 7 July Sunday 8 July

Main Stage:

Muse Snow Patrol Scissor Sisters Kings of Leon The Fratellis The Goo Goo Dolls Avril Lavigne Director The View The Cribs

Main Stage:

The Killers Razorlight Arcade Fire The Kooks Bloc Party James Morrison The Blizzards The Saw Doctors

Saturday 7 July Sunday 8 July

Stage 2/NME:

Rodrigo y Gabriela Interpol Maxïmo Park Mika The Gossip Biffy Clyro The Twang The Pigeon Detectives Kharma 45 Frightened Rabbit

Stage 2/NME:

Daft Punk My Chemical Romance Amy Winehouse* Babyshambles CSS Gogol Bordello The Thrills Little Man Tate Dogs The Coronas

* – denotes cancelled performance

2008 Festival[edit]

Main article: Oxegen
Oxegen
2008 Oxegen
Oxegen
'08 was a three-day event,[73] a first for the festival. It took place from Friday 11 July until Sunday 13 July at Punchestown Racecourse in Naas, County Kildare. Presale tickets went on sale at 8:00 am on Friday 30 November 2007 at a cost of €197. Actual sale tickets went on sale at 8:00 am on Friday 7 March 2008 but failed to sell out until 7 May.[74][75] Extra tickets went on sale on 20 June in “a move to combat touting”.[76][77] Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
were the first band to be announced on 27 November 2007 at 5:00 pm[78][79] They headlined the opening night of the festival.[80] On 15 February 2008 R.E.M.
R.E.M.
were confirmed for Oxegen 2008, headlining the Saturday night.[81][82] On 19 February at 16:29, Kaiser Chiefs, The Raconteurs
The Raconteurs
and Ian Brown
Ian Brown
were announced on the official website,[83][84] followed by The Fratellis, Interpol and Counting Crows
Counting Crows
the next day.[85] The Chemical Brothers
Chemical Brothers
and Justice were amongst those added on 21 February,[86][87] whilst on 22 February Rage Against the Machine
Rage Against the Machine
were the last of the headliners to be confirmed.[88] On Sunday 24 February, The Verve
The Verve
were confirmed on the official website for an appearance at Oxegen
Oxegen
2008, performing last on the Main Stage on the Saturday. In the following months more bands were announced including Stereophonics,[89] The Prodigy,[90] Panic! at the Disco, The Feeling,[91] Editors, Kate Nash, Bowling for Soup, The Hoosiers, Newton Faulkner, Scouting for Girls, The Zutons, Battles,[92][93] The Wombats, The Subways, Ben Folds, The Stranglers, Amy Macdonald, Alphabeat, Amy Winehouse,[94] The Pogues, The Charlatans, The Swell Season,[95] Manic Street Preachers, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Ting Tings, Black Kids, MGMT, The Kooks, Groove Armada, The National, Tricky, The Go! Team, Feeder, The Pigeon Detectives, The Enemy and One Night Only.[96] Irish performers to play the festival included The Blizzards, Republic of Loose, Róisín Murphy, Bell X1, Mundy, Aslan, Paddy Casey, The Coronas, The Saw Doctors, The Kinetiks, Dirty Epics, Declan O'Rourke, Delorentos, Future Kings of Spain, Concerto For Constantine, God Is an Astronaut, The Script, Fight Like Apes, Codes and Oppenheimer. In late 2008, Oxegen
Oxegen
'08 won the "Yourope Award for Best European Festival" which was voted for by members of the public from across Europe.[97] The festival was chosen ahead of rivals such as Glastonbury, Roskilde and T in the Park. 2008 Line-up[edit] For full line-up, see Oxegen
Oxegen
2008#Stages. The main acts that played the festival were:[98]

Friday 11 July Saturday 12 July Sunday 13 July

Main Stage:

Kings of Leon Interpol Editors Paddy Casey The Coronas Amy Macdonald

Main Stage:

R.E.M. The Verve Stereophonics Amy Winehouse Counting Crows Newton Faulkner Scouting for Girls Bowling for Soup

Main Stage:

Rage Against the Machine Kaiser Chiefs The Fratellis The Kooks The Blizzards The Feeling Eddy Grant

Friday 11 July Saturday 12 July Sunday 13 July

The O2 Stage:

Groove Armada The Go! Team Ben Folds dEUS Sugababes Future Kings of Spain

The O2 Stage:

The Prodigy The Zutons Feeder Panic! at the Disco The Enemy The Hoosiers The Wombats Powderfinger One Night Only Little Man Tate*

The O2 Stage:

The Chemical Brothers The Raconteurs Republic of Loose Kate Nash The Pigeon Detectives We Are Scientists The Courteeners The Subways

* – denotes cancelled performance

Friday 11 July Saturday 12 July Sunday 13 July

Green Room:

Bell X1 Mundy Aslan Captain The Saw Doctors The Kinetiks Dirty Epics

Green Room:

Manic Street Preachers The Charlatans Pendulum Echo & the Bunnymen Vampire Weekend British Sea Power The Ting Tings The Brian Jonestown Massacre Delays Concerto For Constantine

Green Room:

Ian Brown The Pogues Tom Baxter Reverend and the Makers Jack Peñate Alabama 3 The Stranglers The Hold Steady The Whigs Saki Cult

Friday 11 July Saturday 12 July Sunday 13 July

Pet Sounds:

Cat Power Aphex Twin Tricky Battles God Is an Astronaut

Pet Sounds:

The National Hot Chip Richard Hawley Seasick Steve Declan O'Rourke Paul Heaton My Morning Jacket Camille O'Sullivan Jack McManus

Pet Sounds:

Glen Hansard
Glen Hansard
& Markéta Irglová Róisín Murphy Band of Horses MGMT Delorentos Lightspeed Champion David Jordan Ryan Bingham

2009 Festival[edit]

Damon Albarn
Damon Albarn
and Alex James of Blur on the Main Stage as the band headline Oxegen
Oxegen
'09.

Main article: Oxegen
Oxegen
2009 Oxegen
Oxegen
'09 took place over three days[99][100] between 10–12 July with Kings of Leon, Snow Patrol, Blur and The Killers
The Killers
headlining. 2009 Line-up[edit] The following are condensed tables of the line-up. For more details, see: Oxegen
Oxegen
2009#2009 Line-up.

Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July

Main Stage:

Blur Snow Patrol The Script Lily Allen James The Coronas The Artane Band & The Brilliant Things Florence and the Machine

Main Stage:

Kings of Leon Bloc Party Elbow Yeah Yeah Yeahs James Morrison The Blizzards Squeeze The Saw Doctors

Main Stage:

The Killers Razorlight The Specials Paolo Nutini Lady Gaga Calvin Harris Ocean Color Scene

Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July

The O2 Stage:

Keane Pendulum Fun Lovin' Criminals Therapy? The Answer Telegraphs

The O2 Stage:

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Doves The Mars Volta Maxïmo Park Eagles of Death Metal The Game The Gaslight Anthem Red Light Company

The O2 Stage:

Nine Inch Nails Jane's Addiction The Ting Tings Katy Perry White Lies Starsailor You Me at Six The Horrors

Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July

Heineken
Heineken
Green Spheres:

2 Many DJ's Republic of Loose Mogwai Fight Like Apes Dreadzone God Is An Astronaut Dirty Epics

Heineken
Heineken
Green Spheres:

Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club Pet Shop Boys TV on the Radio Pete Doherty Regina Spektor The Saturdays Daniel Merriweather Gary Go Fred

Heineken
Heineken
Green Spheres:

Manic Street Preachers Glasvegas Jason Mraz Foals Friendly Fires That Petrol Emotion Noisettes Iglu & Hartly

2010 Festival[edit]

Main article: Oxegen
Oxegen
2010 Oxegen 2010
Oxegen 2010
was held between 9–11 July in Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Ireland.[101] Eminem, Muse, Arcade Fire, Jay-Z, The Black Eyed Peas, Kasabian, The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, Florence and the Machine, Paolo Nutini, Faithless, Editors, Bell X1, Stereophonics, David Guetta, Dizzee Rascal, Doves, Julian Casablancas, The Stranglers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Cribs, The Overview, Hot Chip, Calvin Harris, Republic of Loose, Newton Faulkner, The Temper Trap, Empire of the Sun, Goldfrapp, Gossip, La Roux, Rise Against, Ocean Colour Scene, The Coral, The Coronas, The Courteeners, Broken Social Scene, Vampire Weekend, Mumford and Sons, Ellie Goulding, Laura Marling, Two Door Cinema Club, Scouting for Girls, The Middle East, Armand Van Helden, Steve Angello, Simian Mobile Disco, Erol Alkan, Jamie T, Steve Aoki, A-Trak
A-Trak
and Aeroplane
Aeroplane
are among the acts set to perform. Oxegen 2010
Oxegen 2010
was scheduled to be Arcade Fire's first Irish appearance since performing in the Phoenix Park
Phoenix Park
and was their first 2010 European show to be confirmed.[102][103] Bell X1 gave their only Irish performance of the summer at the event on 11 July.[104] Biffy Clyro were added as well as Plan B and Kids in Glass Houses. Barry "The Blender" Henderson (of "I Am Fighter" fame) also made an appearance.[citation needed] An anticipated appearance by Jedward did not materialise***.[105] Control Thieves did not appear at that year's festival.[citation needed] Irish band The Overview were also rumoured to be a late addition to the line-up.[citation needed] 2010 Line-up[edit] Main Stage

Friday 9 July Saturday 10 July Sunday 11 July

Arcade Fire Jay-Z Stereophonics Vampire Weekend The Black Keys The Coronas Eliza Doolittle

Muse Kasabian Dizzee Rascal Florence & the Machine Biffy Clyro Two Door Cinema Club The Stranglers

Eminem Faithless Paolo Nutini Bell X1 Newton Faulkner Earth, Wind & Fire Echo & the Bunnymen

Vodafone Stage

Friday 9 July Saturday 10 July Sunday 11 July

Fatboy Slim Groove Armada Scouting for Girls Plan B Republic of Loose Drake Fox Avenue

The Black Eyed Peas Doves Editors The Cribs Rise Against Tinariwen Kids in Glass Houses

The Prodigy Thirty Seconds to Mars The Temper Trap Joshua Radin D12 Professor Green The Knux

Heineken
Heineken
Green Spheres Stage

Friday 9 July Saturday 10 July Sunday 11 July

David Guetta Goldfrapp Empire of the Sun The Coral Delorentos God Is an Astronaut Kassidy

Calvin Harris Hot Chip Gossip La Roux Cathy Davey Ellie Goulding Wallis Bird Panama Kings

Mumford & Sons Ocean Colour Scene The Courteeners Jamie T We Are Scientists Kate Nash Diana Vickers General Fiasco

2011 Festival[edit] Main article: Oxegen
Oxegen
2011 Oxegen 2011
Oxegen 2011
was held between 7–10 July at Punchestown Racecourse near Naas, County Kildare
County Kildare
in Ireland. Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, My Chemical Romance, Beyoncé, Slash, The Black Eyed Peas, The Strokes, Weezer, Beady Eye
Beady Eye
and Paolo Nutini
Paolo Nutini
were among the international artists to play. The Script, Whipping Boy, Imelda May, Two Door Cinema Club, Maverick Sabre, Fight Like Apes, Bressie, Royseven, Ryan Sheridan, The Rubberbandits
The Rubberbandits
and The Minutes were among the Irish artists to play. English pop artist Jessie J
Jessie J
announced on 30 June that she would be unable to play the festival after falling off stage and breaking her foot which required surgery. 2011 Line-up[edit]

Main Stage

Friday Saturday Sunday

The Black Eyed Peas The Script My Chemical Romance Weezer All Time Low The Blackout Fun Lovin' Criminals

Foo Fighters Arctic Monkeys Beady Eye Plan B Two Door Cinema Club Big Country

Coldplay Beyoncé Slash Manic Street Preachers Kesha Ryan Sheridan The Rubberbandits

Vodafone Stage

Friday Saturday Sunday

The Strokes Swedish House Mafia Tinie Tempah The Saw Doctors House of Pain The Original Rudeboys The Plea Glen Call

Deadmau5 Paolo Nutini Imelda May Bruno Mars Hurts British Sea Power The Minutes Alice Gold

Pendulum The National Jimmy Eat World Friendly Fires Fight Like Apes Royseven The Kanyu Tree

Heineken
Heineken
Green Spheres

Friday Saturday Sunday

Leftfield Calvin Harris Example Whipping Boy Peter Hook
Peter Hook
& The Light Her Majesty & The Wolves The Riptide Movement Gypsies on the Autobahn

Propaganda DJs Brandon Flowers The Vaccines Professor Green The Pretty Reckless Bressie Cashier No.9 Fox Avenue Little Green Cars

Primal Scream Chase and Status Crystal Castles OFWGKTA Ocean Colour Scene The Saturdays Grouplove Neon Trees

2FM Hotpress Academy

Friday Saturday Sunday

Glasvegas Noah and the Whale The Naked and Famous Metronomy Clare Maguire Tame Impala Keywest Cherri Bomb Readers Wives Madisun

Eels City and Colour Mona Miles Kane Eliza Doolittle Kitty Daisy & Lewis Frankie & The Heartstrings Braids Sweet Jane Consumer Love Affair

Bright Eyes The Airborne Toxic Event Jenny & Johnny Patrick Wolf The Twilight Singers The Pierces Bipolar Empire Brother The Kapitals

Redbull Electric Ballroom

Friday Saturday Sunday

Sven Väth Tiga The Shit Robot Show Justin Robertson Maverick Sabre Bitches With Wolves Fenech-Soler Colin Perkins

The Bloody Beetroots Philth Diplo Steve Aoki Retro/Grade Psycatron Anthony Remedy Freaks From Dublin

Afrojack Crookers Fake Blood Alex Metric Al Gibbs TEED

– ** artist cancelled attendance after official announcement 2012 hiatus[edit] On 21 December 2011, MCD posted a short notice on the Oxegen
Oxegen
website confirming rumours that Oxegen 2012
Oxegen 2012
had been cancelled. The statement read as follows: "OXEGEN, like Glastonbury, is taking a year off in 2012 and will be back July 2013. Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas & peaceful New Year. Keep Rockin' in 2012 and we will see you in 2013! Your Oxegen
Oxegen
Team".[1][2][106][107][108] The cancellation was expected to damage the local economy in Kildare.[109] Media described the Dublin leg of The Stone Roses Reunion Tour, held in Phoenix Park
Phoenix Park
on 5 July 2012, as a replacement for the year's lack of Oxegen.[110][111] A Swedish House Mafia
Swedish House Mafia
concert at the same venue two days later also drew comparisons with the festival, with “Oxegen-like behaviour” culminating in a number of random unprovoked attacks and concerns that "The off-stage events which have dominated the news agenda since the Swedish House Mafia show [...] will forevermore be associated with stabbings and suspected drug deaths rather than the music."[112] 2013 festival[edit] Main article: Oxegen
Oxegen
2013 MCD chief Denis Desmond revealed, on the official Oxegen
Oxegen
website in April 2013, the news that Oxegen
Oxegen
will return to the Irish festival line-up this summer, after a one-year hiatus. The festival took place in its usual home of Punchestown Racecourse
Punchestown Racecourse
in Kildare, and took place on August 2, 3 and 4.[113] On 22 April an announcement was made to confirm the first set of acts playing. Confirmed were Calvin Harris, Rizzle Kicks, Jack Beats, Duke Dumont, Example, Pitbull, Nero. On 24 April David Guetta
David Guetta
was announced as one of the headline acts. The line-up was heavily criticized for having no guitar bands. The actual announcement posts were deleted on the same day as negative feedback was so heavy that festival promoters urged MCD to remove it to avoid embarrassment.[citation needed] It is thought that ticket sales were poor, and this may have been the last time MCD attend the festival. Revellers noted that there were 38 bands above this years headliners in 2010.[114] See also[edit]

Rock music portal

List of historic rock festivals

References[edit]

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