There may be just three weeks to go to the FIFA World Cup in South Africa (of which Matthew Upson won’t be attending), but there’s just seven weeks to go to the biggest musical festival of the year, Oxegen 2010.
Many people complained about the lack of Irish acts when the initial lineup was announced, but the announcement of the full lineup for the Hot Press Academy Stage should surely rectify that. As well as great foreign imports such as Julian Casablancas (of the Strokes), Laura Marling, Yeasayer and Kele Okereke (him from Bloc Party), there’s plenty of homegrown artists due to appear. The highlights for me will be Conor O’Brien’s Villagers, Cathy Davey, Wallis Bird, and O Emperor. Oh and I forgot to mention, old frogthroat-skeleton hands herself is playing, that’s right Diana Vickers will be there!
WE ARE SCIENTISTS
BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB
THE HIGH KINGS
THE MIDDLE EAST
DAISY DARES YOU
While you’re at it, check out the brand new Oxegen website here:
Watch O Emperor ‘Don’t Mind Me’: