Unlike some of the other Oxegen 2010 previews, I’m not just going to list 5 or so artists to check out, I’m going to tell you who to see and at what times over the entire weekend. Here’s Part 3: Sunday, 11th July 2010. All times are approximate. Check the full schedule below for exact times.
Planet Parade, Red Bull Stage
I’ve been hyping Planet Parade for a long time now (I even interviewed them a few weeks back), and the Kildare trio are the perfect way to start the final day of Oxegen 2010. This is their first Oxegen appearance, but expect them to be back next year higher up the bill.
Earth, Wind, & Fire, Main Stage
You could see X Factor’s Diana Vickers and her banshee wail or else Professor Green, but instead I’ve gone for Earth, Wind, & Fire on the Main Stage. Yet another nostalgia act, they’ll surely belt out classics like ‘Shining Star’, ‘Boogie Wonderland’, and ‘Got to Get You Into My Life’.
The Middle East, 2FM/Hot Press Academy
Neither Newton Faulkner nor D12 do anything for me (although maybe D12 will have a guest cameo from one of the headliners… maybe Marcus Mumford…), and Kate Nash is anything but my cup of tea. So The Middle East are the best of what’s left. They’re an Australian rock band, and have fantastic harmony vocals. Could be one of the surprise packages of the weekend.
Bell x1, Main Stage
I know many of my readers are too cool for Bell x1, but I’m not. I love Bell x1, and think they’re one of the best live bands around. So much so, I’ve seen them probably half a dozen times at this stage. If you are too cool though, Local Natives on the Red Bull Stage are a worthy contender.
Jamie Lidell, Red Bull Stage
Starting at 18:40, Jamie Lidell will be playing some of the finest funk you have ever seen from a white guy. He’s just released his third album Compass, but hopefully he’ll be playing some tunes from his second album, his masterpiece Jim. He’ll get you in the mood for the final straight of the festival.
Delphic, Red Bull Stage
I wasn’t sure whether to pick the Courteeners or Delphic, but there’s plenty of other great acts playing around this time too. Faithless are on the main stage, while 30 Seconds to Mars play the Vodafone Stage. Aussie hip-hoppers Hilltop Hoods may be interesting either. It’s hard to know who to pick. Delphic involved me not having to walk anywhere. I’ll probably be too tired from all the dancing.
Laura Marling, 2FM/Hot Press
I first saw Laura Marling two years back at Whelan’s, where she was supported by Marcus Mumford. He also played her entire backing band. Therefore I wouldn’t rule out a guest appearance here at all. That said, he could be too busy preparing for his headline slot. Still, Marling is a worthy watch on her own steam. We’ll also get the chance to hear some of her new songs live. I’m hoping for ‘London’. Fantastic song.
Mumford and Sons, Heineken Green Spheres
Who cares about Eminem on the Main Stage, it’s all about Mumford and Sons. Expect the Heieneken Green Spheres tent to be absolutely packed, so try to get there early if you can. The Prodigy are on the Vodafone Stage too, so hopefully them and Marshall Mathers can take away a few punters, and make it easier to get near the stage to wail out “It was not your fault but mine” at full belt. Although we’ll all probably be very hoarse by then.
See the full timetable here: