American rock band Foo Fighters have been confirmed as the headline act for the Main Stage on Saturday 14 May. They will be joined that day by The Black Eyed Peas, Tinie Tempah, Chase & Status, Plan B, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J and Nicole Scherzinger.
The headline act for Sunday 15 May is Lady Gaga. The acts already confirmed for the Main Stage that day are My Chemical Romance, Bruno Mars, The Script, Katy B, Professor Green, The Wombats, Taio Cruz and Olly Murs.
The news was announced by Scott Mills this morning (currently deputising for Chris Moyles) as he broadcast his Radio 1 show live from Trinity School in Carlisle. He was joined by British singer Katy B who performed in front of the school’s pupils.
Radio 1’s Big Weekend is the UK’s biggest free ticketed festival and 40,000 lucky music fans will be able to enjoy performances across four stages at Carlisle Airfield where the event is taking place – the Main Stage; the In New Music We Trust Stage; the Outdoor Stage and the BBC Introducing Stage – with the majority of the free tickets going to the residents of Carlisle and the surrounding area.
The line-up for the In New Music We Trust stage will be announced byNick Grimshaw while he deputises for Scott Mills later today (4pm-7pm); The BBC Introducing Stage acts will be revealed by Zane Loweduring his show on Thursday 31 March (7pm-9pm); and the line-up for the Outdoor Stage will be named by Annie Mac on Friday 1 April (7pm-9pm).
Tickets for Radio 1’s Big Weekend are free and registration opens on Thursday 31 March at 8.15am and closes at 7pm on Thursday 7 April at bbc.co.uk/radio1.
Scott Mills says: “Radio 1’s Big Weekend is always a big highlight of the year for me. The line-up this year is simply incredible and I can’t wait to come back to Carlisle again with the rest of the DJs in May.”
Neil Wyatt, Editor, Live Events, BBC Radio 1, says: “I’m really excited to be bringing Radio 1’s Big Weekend, to Carlisle this year. Working alongside Carlisle City Council and Carlisle Tourism Partnership we’ve found a great site and should be able to deliver a fantastic event. I believe that this is our best line-up to date – we’re bringing some huge international and UK artists to the city and it should have a huge impact on the area.”
Leader of Carlisle City Council, Cllr Mike Mitchelson, says: “This is fantastic news for Carlisle. The event will bring the very best music acts to the city and we’re delighted that we’ve been chosen to host it. The event also provides a great opportunity to promote how great Carlisle is to the rest of the UK and will provide a boost to our local tourism economy. I’m sure our local communities will relish the opportunity to be part of a world class event on their doorstep. We would like to thank Carlisle Tourism Partnership for their support and look forward to welcoming BBC Radio 1 to the city in May.”
Director of Carlisle Tourism Partnership, Marie Whitehead, adds: “This is without doubt the single biggest event to happen in Carlisle this side of the Millennium. To have the cream of today’s music industry and radio talent coming to Carlisle is worth its weight in gold in publicity and will provide a great boost for the local tourism industry and for businesses in the region. Radio 1’s Big Weekend is a fantastic event and we have all worked hard to make it happen. We can’t underestimate the magnitude of an event like this taking place here and the opportunities it brings to Carlisle.”
Radio 1 also revealed that it is to embark on its most ambitious social action campaign around Radio 1’s Big Weekend to date, getting well and truly into the heart of the community via a major volunteering initiative. Last year Radio 1 gave students in Bangor the opportunity to earn themselves tickets to the event by taking part in cleaning beaches in North Wales and this year’s campaign will be even bigger and better, getting even more local residents involved in a number of projects in the area.
A truly multiplatform experience, Radio 1’s Big Weekend will be broadcast on Radio 1, with a major interactive presence online and many live performances available to watch on demand. There will be highlights on BBC Three and extended performances can be seen viaBBC Red Button on digital TV during the weekend.
Throughout the weekend of the event, Radio 1 DJs including Chris Moyles, Fearne Cotton, Greg James, Scott Mills, Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Vernon Kay, Reggie Yates, Edith Bowman, Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw will be introducing the artists on stage and broadcasting from the event.
Saturday 14 May
Sunday 15 May
Main Stage Foo Fighters Black Eyed Peas Tinie Tempah Plan B Nicole Scherzinger Chase & Status Ellie Goulding Jessie J
In New Music We Trust Stage Swedish House Mafia Friendly Fires Nero Panic! At The Disco Wretch 32 Everything Everything Cage The Elephant The Joy Formidable BBC Introducing Stage Announced on Thursday
Outdoor Stage Announced on Friday
Main Stage Lady Gaga My Chemical Romance Bruno Mars The Script Taio Cruz Katy B Professor Green Olly Murs The Wombats
In New Music We Trust Stage The Strokes Magnetic Man Noah & The Whale Devlin Two Door Cinema Club The Vaccines Yasmin Pulled Apart By Horses
Check out the video below to see who else joins the Oxegen 2011 lineup!
Here are the full lineup details!
Oxegen is back for 2011 and once again boasts a stellar bill crammed with the biggest and best musical talent on the planet, including some of the world’s most loved festival headliners. Fifty million album selling, Grammy and BRIT award winning band Coldplayjoin The Strokes, The Script, Deadmau5 and The National in today’s big announcement. They will appear at Oxegen alongside TheBlack Eyed Peas and Foo Fighters on a bill that also includes Arctic Monkeys and Paolo Nutini and an ultra-impressive bill of ‘must see’ acts at Punchestown Racecourse across the weekend of8-10th July 2011.
It’s an Oxegen festival first for Coldplay, who will delight their devoted army of fans with their renowned powerful performance at Punchestown. This is a band who are well used to packing out stadiums the world over and are also headlining Glastonbury this year, but they will be in for a treat when they play to a packed main stage crowd and experience the unrivalled and electric atmosphere at Oxegen. Coldplay are set to deliver a spine-tingling show that will undoubtedly be a seminal musical moment of the summer.
Following a long live break, The Strokes will bring their Stateside style to the musical centre of Ireland. Their 2001 debut album ‘Is This it’ was widely regarded by music critics and fans alike as one of the best indie rock albums in a decade and their forthcoming fourth album ‘Angels’ is the ultimate proof that these NYC music and style icons are still as strong. Demand to see them live is even stronger, they lead the line-up for California’s Coachella festival this year.
It’s been a rollercoaster ride for The Script, whose new No.1 album ‘Science & Faith’ and top five single ‘For The First Time’ has led to the announcement of a massive UK arena tour for 2011 and a highly anticipated set at Oxegen. The Script’s new album is the follow up to 2008’s 1.8 million selling self-titled, No.1, global smash of a debut. In their own words, “First and foremost we are a live band. We’re gonna give it everything, we just can’t wait!!”
Also from across the pond comes Deadmau5 - the 28 year old Canadian born electro house producer with a big difference. There’s the large cartoon mouse head costume of course, but there’s also the artist, the technical whizzkid, the Grammy Award nominee and the outstanding reputation for being the most forward thinking person in electronic music right now. Killer clubland tracks such
as ‘Ghosts N Stuff’ and ‘I Remember’ are sure to form part of a highly visual set that will go down in history. He’s so in demand he is now headlining his own super-shows and is due to play to 35,000 in London in June. The man has his finger on the pulse, he creates the pulse, he IS the pulse.
American supergroup The National have released some of the most important albums of modern times with huge hitters ‘Boxer’ and ‘Alligator’ making countless “album of the century” lists. Frontman Matt Berninger’s deep voice lends itself perfectly to raw, reflective lyrics, sending listeners on an epic journey with each track.
The phenomenal bill already includes rock gods Foo Fighters who are set to release their highly anticipated seventh studio album ‘Wasting Light.’ Frontman Dave Grohl (NME Godlike Genius 2011) recently revealed he wants to play it live at night in front of tens of thousands of people – “It’s a festival album because it f**king rocks!.” Grohl will do exactly that as the Foo Fighters put in yet another stadium calibre performance, debuting new material alongside anthems from their multi-platinum, multiple Grammy-winning catalogue, which includes the likes of The Pretender, Best of You, All My Life, Learn To Fly, Everlong and more. This will be the final chance for Foo’s fans to see their music heroes live and loud in Ireland for a long time, so must not be missed.
The Black Eyed Peas are back by huge public demand and will bring their spectacular stage show to Oxegen. The band have secured their reputation as one of the most popular, innovative and exciting live acts of the last decade and will arrive fresh from their all-conquering headline slot at the Wireless Festival in London. With huge dance infused beats and anthemic hit tracks, 2009’s album ‘The E.N.D’ pushed boundaries in pop music, selling more than 11 million copies worldwide and driving the group well ahead of the pop pack.
Also on the bill and top of festival fans’ wish lists for favourite festival acts are
Arctic Monkeys. They released their debut album ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ in 2006 and haven’t looked back since. In 2009 ‘Humbug’ became their 3rd consecutive Number 1 LP and Oxegen fans will be in for a treat when they debut songs from forthcoming 4th studio album. Arctic Monkeys are a band of the people, totally in tune with a new generation of live music lovers. With two albums still in the top 40 in Ireland, Paolo Nutini’s return to Oxegen is also in much demand. The Scots troubadour now tops the bill at festivals all over the world.
It’s a ‘fans favourites’ feast of talent for 2011 – an overwhelming overload of the biggest established and best breakthrough bands, ONLY at Oxegen. With the fan input and experience firmly at the heart of the event, it seems only fitting that the announcement was made direct to the fans last night at 8pm, via the artists themselves at www.oxegen.ie.
John Probyn, Festival Director said: “I’m overwhelmed at the excitement from the bands who are playing Oxegen and very pleased to unveil the line up to the fans who helped us create it. We have pulled out all the stops to deliver this A List line-up. Some of these bands won’t be back playing Ireland for quite some time, which is going to make their appearances all the more special. We have decided to announce it direct to the fans this year via the artists themselves at oxegen.ie. To be part of a festival that unites the fans and the bands in this way is unique. With a line-up like this, I’m certain 2011 is going to be the most memorable Oxegen yet.”
The list of newly announced bands further proves that Oxegen is the must attend music event of 2011.
The infamous Swedish House Mafia are set to tear it up when they take to the Oxegen stage. Huge individually and riotous together, the superstar trio of DJ’s Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell take dance music to another level when performing as a collective. They stormed the charts with Tinie Tempah last year providing the unofficial soundtrack to the summer with dance floor anthem ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’.
Brandon Flowers will be wearing his solo hat for the first time at Oxegen this year. The charismatic frontman of rock and roll supergroup The Killers released his debut solo album ‘Flamingo’ to wide scale acclaim from critics and fans alike, with both album and hit single ‘Crossfire’ claiming UK number ones. A fashion icon, talented songwriter and performing genius, Ireland welcomes a legend in the making.
It’s raw rock’n’roll one minute, and classic pop the next from Beady Eye, as they confirm their appearance at this year’s Oxegen. Beady Eye will be performing songs from their debut album, released next week entitled “Different Gear, Still Speeding”. Beady Eye is the band formed by ex Oasis members Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer and Andy Bell.
Fresh from picking up two NME Awards for Best International Band and Best Video for ‘Na Na Na’, My Chemical Romance are currently on a massive UK and American tour with album ‘Danger Days’. Frontman Gerard Way has become the icon of the punk rock generation with legions of adoring fans. Renowned for soaring live performances and electrifying guitar riffs, their summer set in Ireland is sure to burst a few ear drums.
Influential multi-platinum, Grammy winning alternative rock band Weezer will wow the crowd at Oxegen with their series of hits and new tracks from their forthcoming album ‘Hurley’ – a return to their indie roots with a highly personal and sonically exploratory album guaranteed to delight their fans. It seems only fitting that one of the most accomplished and genre defining modern rock bands on the planet come to Punchestown.
Hailing from Perth, Australia, Pendulum already have two platinum albums already under their belt and they are back with their most enthralling work to date, with forthcoming third album ‘Immersion.’ They will quite literally immerse the Oxegen crowd in one of the most visceral and exhilarating live experiences on the planet when they play Punchestown.
BRIT award winner for British Solo Male Plan B and winner of British Single and British Breakthrough Artist Tinie Tempah are two of the UK’s biggest success stories and their respective performances at Oxegen are sure to show why. With the release of his multi-platinum selling second album ‘The Defamation of Strickland Banks’, dapper lyrical geniusPlan B proved he is the ultimate package and one of the most talented and versatile artists in UK music.
Tinie Tempah is breaking records and boundaries in British music and hit single ‘Pass Out’ was the smash hit of 2010, recently resulting in the BRIT award for British Single. He has also worked with the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Ellie Goulding and Kelly Rowland and will undoubtedly pass out all the hits and pull out all the stops at Punchestown.
With an extraordinary 26 year history Primal Scream have got all the stories and all the hits and this year, they will present one of their very biggest ‘Screamadlica’ to the Oxegen crowd in its entirety. For a man who’s been making music for over quarter of a century now, it’s reassuring that Bobby still has passion for what he does and for performing one of the most thrilling and important records of the modern era, live at Oxegen.
From some uber cool boys to one seriously hot girl, Oxegen will welcome a sizzling set from BRITs Critcs Choice award winner Jessie J – just one of the many other triumphant and talented acts confirmed for Oxegen 2011.
Fresh from their success scooping the Choice Music Award for Best Irish Album with ‘Tourist History’ Two Door Cinema Club take a deserved collective bow on their return this year.
Other highlights will come from an from an array of festival favourites including Bruno Mars, Chase and Status, Eels, Bright Eyes, Leftfield, Friendly Fires, Imelda May, Calvin Harris, Jimmy Eat World, Sven Vath, Hurts, Crystal Castles, The Bloody Beetroots, Jenny and Johnny, House of Pain, Steve Aoki, The Vaccines, All Time Low, Noah and the Whale, Crookers, Fight Like Apes, Mona, The Naked and Famous, Ryan Sheridan, The Minutes, Bipolar Empire, Madisun.
Tickets are onsale now and festival fans are already in a frenzy as this incredible 2011 line-up is unveiled. Oxegen delivers the music direct to the fans. It’s official.
Tickets went on sale on-line and through the ticket hotline immediately after the acts were revealed at 8pm. 160 approved outlets across Ireland will also be selling Oxegen tickets when they opened 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 can be found at oxegen.ie. It’s Oxegen’s way of making sure that no-one misses out on the very best line-up to hit Ireland. All ticket prices are frozen at 2008 prices including Day Tickets which will be available immediately at€99.50 each.
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Age Restrictions: Strictly 17s and over only – ID required and will be checked rigorously before entry. Under 17s will only be admitted if accompanied by guardian/friend/relative 25 years or over who will sign for and accept responsibility for said person. Policy will be strictly enforced – persons who purchase and ignore conditions will be refused entry with NO refund.
FOO FIGHTERS ** COLDPLAY ** THE BLACK EYED PEAS ** ARCTIC MONKEYS ** THE SCRIPT ** THE STROKES ** PAOLO NUTINI ** THE NATIONAL ** DEADMAU5 ** BRANDON FLOWERS ** PLAN B **SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA ** MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE ** BEADY EYE ** BRUNO MARS ** PENDULUM ** CHASE AND STATUS ** TINIE TEMPAH ** WEEZER ** TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB ** EELS ** BRIGHT EYES ** LEFTFIELD ** FRIENDLY FIRES ** IMELDA MAY ** PRIMAL SCREAM/SCREAMADELICA ** CALVIN HARRIS ** JIMMY EAT WORLD ** SVEN VATH ** HURTS ** CRYSTAL CASTLES ** THE BLOODY BEETROOTS ** JESSIE J ** JENNY AND JOHNNY ** HOUSE OF PAIN ** STEVE AOKI ** THE VACCINES ** ALL TIME LOW ** NOAH AND THE WHALE ** CROOKERS ** FIGHT LIKE APES ** MONA ** THE NAKED AND FAMOUS ** RYAN SHERIDAN ** THE MINUTES ** BIPOLAR EMPIRE ** MADISUN
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Since the release of their first worldwide hit ‘Where Is The Love’ in 2003 The Black Eyes Peas have become a bona fide hip hop phenomenon. The band have sold over 27 million albums and 20 million singles worldwide. Their latest single ‘The Time (Dirty Bit)’, taken from new album ‘The Beginning’, was their fifth single to hit number one here in the UK whilst ‘I Gotta Feeling’, which was out last year, became the first single to sell more than one million downloads in the UK. Renowned for their electrifying live show the band gave a stupendous half time performance at last nights Super Bowl in Dallas, Texas and they recently sold out the 60,000 tickets available for their concert at the legendary Stade de France in a record breaking 60 minutes! With other smash hits including ‘My Humps’, ‘Rock That Body’ and ‘Boom Boom Pow’ the band are set to give an explosive headline performance on Friday 1 July.
The Chemical Brothers have forged a career by pushing boundaries. Over the seventeen years since the release of their first single the band have sold millions of copies of their seven studio albums – five of which consecutively hit number 1 in the UK. At the end of last year they were honored with the prestigious Q magazine ‘Hero’ award, they have won multiple Grammy awards and are renowned for their vocal collaborations having worked with a dizzying array of handpicked artists, from Noel Gallagher to Beth Orton, The Flaming Lips to Midlake, Q-Tip to Kele Okereke. Their remarkable new live show, which has been heralded as their most spectacular yet, is set to dazzle the crowds on Saturday 2 July at this years Wireless with Barclaycard.
A stellar line up of artists are already confirmed to join The Black Eyed Peas on Friday 1 July. Last year saw Plan B play to a rammed tent on the second stage, since then his second album ‘The Defamation of Strickland Banks’ has become one of the biggest selling albums of 2010. It’s hit the number one spot twice and reached triple platinum sales. He was recently awarded with the ‘Best Breakthrough’ artist at the Q awards, is soon to embark on a sell-out arena tour of the UK, and is confirmed to perform at this years Brits where he is nominated for three awards. The undisputed breakout star of 2010, Tinie Tempah returns to Wireless with Barclaycard for the fourth year in a row. His platinum selling debut album The Disc-Overy topped the album charts last year and so far boasts three hit singles. Nominated for four Brit awards (the most nominations for any one artist this year), and also set to perform at the ceremony, Tinie has earned industry respect well beyond his years. Pop-grime superstar Example will be back in full force this summer, he released his highly anticipated album ‘Won’t Go Quietly’ in 2010 which spawned four Top 20 hits including the infectious ‘Kickstarts’. Friday’s line-up this is set to be a must see event! Saturday’s headliners The Chemical Brothers will be in fine company. After releasing their Gold debut album ‘More Than A Lot’ in 2008, drum & bass maestros Chase & Status last year boasted two sold out tours, won a Q Award for Best Video and were nominated for the Critics Choice Festival Headliner at the UK Festival Awards. Their highly anticipated second album ‘No More Idols’ was released last month, featuring mind-blowing collaborations with the likes of Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal, White Lies, Cee-Lo Green and Plan B. Aphex Twin, the prolific alpha male of electronica, will send a wave of arrhythmic dance through the Hyde Park crowds when he hits the decks nearly 20 years after he released his first ever record, ‘Angalogue Bubblebath’. Hailed for his distinctly experimental approach, Aphex Twin has cemented himself as one of the most inventive and influential figures in contemporary electronic music. Rave-indie band The Whip released their debut album ‘X Marks Destination’ in 2008, the Mancunian four-piece have become an unstoppable force in the electro-indie scene with big stomping dancefloor fillers including ‘Trash’ and ‘Divebomb’. Singer, songwriter and high funkstress Janelle Monae has created a distinctive sound of melded cabaret, hip-hop, rock and soul. Her debut album ‘The ArchAndroid’ was released to widespread acclaim last year and found itself in many critics ‘best albums of 2010’ lists. A truly electrifying performer she is sure to give a thrilling debut performance at this year’s Wireless with Barclaycard. With New York rockers Battles, Canadian electro-funk twosome Chromeo, Mancunian beat shaper Justin Robertson and Hot to trot DJ duo Nero (who won a highly coveted place in the BBC sound of 2011 list) also confirmed Saturday’s line-up so far ensures it will be one non-stop party!
2010’s acclaimed line-up saw headliners P!NK, LCD Soundsystem and Jay-Z perform show stopping sets to tens of thousands in Hyde Park. Previous headliners have included such luminaries as Morrissey, The White Stripes, Kanye West, Daft Punk, New Order and Basement Jaxx. Hyde Park has been home to London’s most sensational summer concerts for over four decades, an iconic location for some of the greatest names in musical history. Acts that have performed include The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Blur, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Roger Waters, The Who, Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters and The Police.
Wireless with Barclaycard is a spectacular open-air live music experience in the heart of bustling London. It offers a chance to experience the excitement and watch the best in popular music right on your doorstep; with many more acts and details still to be unveiled, Wireless with Barclaycard 2011 is certain to be the big event on the summer’s musical calendar.
Ticketing Information: Tickets for Friday 1 July and Saturday 2 July are priced at £49.50 and £48.50 respectively, plus booking fees.
From Friday, multi-day tickets will be available. 2-day tickets will be priced at £92 plus booking fees, and 3-day tickets will be priced at £130 plus booking fees.
Barclaycard customers have the exclusive opportunity to purchase two for one tickets, on sale Wednesday 9th February at 9am via www.barclaycardunwind.com
Vodafone customers can buy tickets 48 hours before they go on general sale. Get yours from 9am, 9 February at www.vodafone.co.uk/vip
Purchase a Carbon Offset for 50p as an add on to your order to negate the environmental impacts of your travel to and from the festival, these funds will be used to invest in environmental projects in local schools. More details are available on www.wirelessfestival.co.uk