Across the three-week online festival, viewers will be able to soak up the sun at Rock in Rio, experience the breath-taking energy of Wembley Stadium, transport themselves back in time to the iconic and electrifying mother of all festivals, Woodstock, travel across the channel to join the crowds at France’s biggest festival Eurockéennes, plus many more, all from their living room.
Each week, the Summer Encore Festival programme will give free access to some of the most memorable concerts and festival performances of all time, from Amy Winehouse’s stunning set at Eurockéennes de Belfort in 2007 to Coldplay’s eye-popping and confetti-filled show at La Cigale in 2012, as well as spectacular shows from The Cure, Ellie Goulding, The Lumineers, Royal Blood, Michael Kiwanuka, Beck and many more.
Festival goers and music lovers will be able to access even more jaw-dropping concerts with the Summer Encore FestivalALL ACCESS pass. Experience the pure magic of Queen’s legendary Wembley Stadium show, Pink Floyd and Paul McCartney’s iconic sets at Live at Knebworth in 1990, Janis Joplin’s renowned Woodstock performance, plus concerts by Wu-Tang Clan, The Killers, Sam Smith, Green Day, Bob Marley, The Who and many more.
QELLO CONCERTS SUMMER ENCORE FESTIVAL – FULL LINE UP:
WEEK 1: 29 JULY – 4 AUGUST QUEEN LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM PINK FLOYD LIVE AT KNEBWORTH 1990 – VOLUME III SHAKIRA LIVE FROM PARIS WU-TANG CLAN LIVE IN MONTREUX MUMFORD & SONS THE ROAD TO RED ROCKS ELLIE GOULDING LIVE AT MAIN SQUARE 2016* ENRIQUE IGLESIAS VINA DEL MAR 2000* THE LUMINEERS LIVE AT MUSILAC 2017* ROYAL BLOOD EUROCKEENNESS 2017* GREGORY PORTER NICE JAZZ FESTIVAL 2012*
WEEK 2: 5 AUGUST – 11 AUGUST THE ROLLING STONES SWEET SUMMER SUN: HYDE PARK LIVE PAUL McCARTNEY LIVE AT KNEBWORTH 1990 – VOLUME 1 JANIS JOPLIN 50th ANNIVERSARY OF WOODSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL: THE WOODSTOCK DIARIES SHERYL CROW MILES FROM MEMPHIS LIVE AT THE PANTAGES THEATRE THE KILLERS LIVE AT V FESTIVAL 2014 COLDPLAY LIVE AT CIGALE 2012* TOTO VINA DEL MAR 2004* BECK LIVE AT LES EUROCKEENNES FESTIVAL 2016* JACK JOHNSON MAIN SQUARE 2014* INXS VINA DEL MAR 2003*
WEEK 3: 12 AUGUST – 18 AUGUST CARLOS SANTANA GREATEST HITS: LIVE AT MONTREUX 2011 KATY PERRY LIVE AT ROCK IN RIO BRAZIL 2015 THE WHO LIVE AT HYDE PARK BOB MARLEY AND THE LIVE IN CONCERT WAILERS SAM SMITH LIVE AT V FESTIVAL 2014 GREEN DAY BULLET IN A BIBLE AMY WINEHOUSE LIVE AT EUROCKEENNES DE BELFORT 2007* THE CURE TOURNEE 2012 AUX EUROCKEENNES DE BELFORT* MICHAEL KIWANUKA LIVE: GAROROCK FESTIVAL 2017* DAMIAN MARLEY EUROCK 15* OF MONSTERS AND MEN MAIN SQUARE FESTIVAL 2013*
Ariana Grande is returning to Manchester to headline a special One Love Manchester benefit concert on Sunday 4 June to honour and raise vital funds for the victims and families who were tragically affected by the Manchester attack after her show last week. The concert will take place at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground. General admission and hospitality tickets will be on sale through Ticketmaster (ticketmaster.co.uk/arianagrandemanchester) from Thursday 1 June 2017 at 10:00AM BST.
Ariana Grande has called on the biggest international names in music to join her for this unforgettable evening, including Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Take That, Niall Horan, and others. The concert will be broadcast on BBC Television, and on BBC Radio and Capital Radio Networks. The BBC will be the host broadcaster for international television networks. The show will also be streamed with a digital partner worldwide, to be announced soon.
All net ticket proceeds of the show will go directly to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund which was set up by the Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross, in aid of grieving families and victims of the horrific attack.
Ariana is offering fans who were at the Manchester show on Monday free tickets to this benefit concert. Customers who would like to attend will need to follow this link (http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/arianagrandemanchester) and register before Wednesday 31 May 2017 at 4:00PM BST. Ticketmaster will be in touch via email within 36 hours of registrations with instructions on how to process your free ticket.
Ariana Grande said, in an open letter posted on her social media accounts:
“My heart, prayers and condolences are with the victims of the Manchester Attack and their loved ones. There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better. However, I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way.”
She continued: “We will not quit or operate in fear. We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win… Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before.”
“Music is meant to heal us, to bring us together, to make us happy. So that is what it will continue to do for us. We will continue to honour the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all affected by this tragedy. They will be on my mind and in my heart everyday and I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life.”
The attack – which took place after Ariana’s Dangerous Woman concert at Manchester Arena on Monday 22 May – killed 22 people, seven of whom were children, and injured hundreds of others.
ONE LOVE MANCHESTER
LOCATION: Emirates Old Trafford, Talbot Road, Stretford, Old Trafford M16 0PX
For speed of entry, we are requesting that concert-goers do not attend with bags.
Joining the bill for what will be a night to remember are: Ben Howard, Emile Sande, Michael Kiwanuka and Bebe Black. Tickets go on general release from 7 November with an exclusive presale for subscribers from 4 November. Sure to sell out fast subscribe NOW at www.littlenoisesessions.org.uk.
Due to unprecedented demand Mencap have also released additional tickets for the following SOLD OUT shows: Tuesday 22 November with Elbow, Maverick Sabre and Ren Harvieu. Friday 25 November with Goldfrapp andAlpines. Saturday 26 November with Example, Ed Sheeran, Birdy and Fenech Soler. Also performing at this year’s Little Noise Sessions are Marina & The Diamonds, Icona Pop, Spark on 23 November and Sinead O’Connor andKing Creosote on 27 November.
This year Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions are heading to a new home St. John-at-Hackney to once again showcase a series of stunning stripped back performances from some of the hottest names in music. Our new iconic venue is set in the heart of Hackney, with over 700 years of history and now plays host to it's FIRST EVER music festival.
Chris Martin said; "Jo does amazing work for Mencap, we are thrilled she asked us to play and are honoured to be part of this special night"
Mencap ambassador Jo Whiley said; “We are delighted to welcome the return of Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland to headline an extra special night for Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions. With a week of unbelievable shows, this year is set to be one of the most exciting and inspiring we’ve had to date. I can’t wait!”
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THE LINE UP SO FAR:
* OPENING NIGHT – Elbow, Maverick Sabre solo performance, Ren Harvieu
* WEDNESDAY 23 NOVEMBER – Marina & The Diamonds, Icona Pop, Spark
* THURSDAY 24 NOVEMBER – Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland, Ben Howard Emile Sande, Michael Kiwanuka, Bebe Black
* FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER – Goldfrapp, Alpines
* SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER – Example, Ed Sheeran, Birdy, Fenech Soler
* SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER – Sinead O’Connor, King Creosote
With past performances from artists as diverse as Rage Against the Machine, Blur, The Prodigy, Daft Punk, Placebo, James Brown, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Eminem and New Order, T in the Park 2011 was bound to be one of the best festivals in the UK this year, taking place in beautiful Kinross-shire, Scotland, with a capacity of 85,000 per day including 70,000 happy campers. As I arrive on Friday morning with a sea of euphoric festival goers of all ages and styles, the atmosphere is brilliant, the sun is shining, we’re all showered and clean and most importantly we have an amazing line up to look forward to. I say all ages because I managed to hitch a lift up to Scotland with my lovely mum and her friends.
It’s early in the evening and I head over to the main stage to watch Tom Jones. He tells the crowd about when he used to sing gospel songs with Elvis in Las Vegas. Tom comes on and belts out a gospel inspired repertoire of his greatest hits, no one can quite believe he can still sing like that. Then I head over to the Radio 1/NME stage to get a good spot for White Lies and Pendulum, where to my delight I discover Twin Atlantic, a Glaswegian alt rock band that I’m sure will be headlining T in the Park in the near future, ‘Crash Land’ –an absolutely brilliant song. Now time for White Lies and I’ve secured a comfortable place near the stage, the London three-piece play with precision and force, influenced by the likes of Talking Heads and Joy Division their music has a melancholic feel and dark undertone but is nevertheless very danceable, putting synthesizers to good use. They even get a bit of a mosh pit going from the third song ‘To Lose My Life’ whose lyrics: ‘that our dead love is buried beneath the mud’ are quite fitting for the occasion. Now its time for tonight’s Radio 1/NME stage headliners: Pendulum. I get as up front as possible, the mighty Aussies start off with ‘Salt In Wounds’ making the crowd go into a dancing frenzy but I end up paying the price for being in the front row when half an hour into Pendulum I feel a warm trickle down my leg, I turn around and see a lovely young man whose aim was terrible, peeing right behind me. Oh well, that wasn’t going to dampen my spirits or make me stop dancing. Pendulum kept the crowd dancing and moshing through the whole set. They were unquestionably one of the highlights at T in the Park, well-known for their electric live performances. The crowd was blown away with the sheer power of their flavourful fusion of heavy rock, drum and bass and electronica. One on the most unique, inventive and interesting bands to surface in recent years. If you were there and didn’t see them, you missed out big time.
The Scottish weather is holding up and people are beginning to swap their wellies for sunglasses. The first bands are just coming on around 12 and I wonder around the festival grounds to see what I find, surprisingly I come across fish pedicures and the Road Ink bus. A mobile top class tattoo studio. I had a chat with owner and tattoo artist Gary, who gives me the low-down on tattooing at festivals. The Road Ink bus was spotless and jam-packed with festival goers wanting to get something to remember this special occasion. Soon it was time to go over to the main stage to catch guitar-god Slash at work. He plays a few Guns n Roses classics with some Velvet Revolver songs thrown in but only the die-hard fans know the guy that’s singing, all in all not exactly what the festival goers were expecting from such a rock n roll legend. With the sun still shining I head to go and see The Strokes, one of the most influential indie-rock bands of the decade, the New Yorkers effortlessly play to musical perfection, the crowd is full of energy, mosh pits are going strong and we all thoroughly enjoy every single song they play. Over to the Slam tent for some good old electronica, two of my favourite DJs/producers the Parisian Vitalic and Canadian Tiga keep the people sweaty and dancing. Afterwards I manage to catch a bit of Primal Scream, who had some awesome visuals with ‘Screamadelica’ and manage to completely pack the King Tut tent, they even had my mum dancing. Coldplay bring Saturday night to an epic close, making even those that weren’t fans sing along to their catalogue of hits.
Mud bath Sunday started with a pretty special performance from legendary Blondie at the main stage, festival goers were well and truly preparing themselves for the last night, smiles and cider all around. Another one of the highlights at this year’s T in the Park were Weezer, who completely rocked the main stage right after Blondie, despite the rain. Their happy alt rock tunes got everyone singing and swaying, there was definitely an agreement between the festival goers that their performance was one of the best at this year’s T. Pure class. I had my doubts about the next band, the infamous My Chemical Romance, but they proved all the critics wrong and were completely awesome, frontman Gerard Way sung like there was no tomorrow, I can now say I’m a fan. Sunday made our lives quite complicated, it was too muddy and the line-up was just too good. I headed to the Slam tent for a bit of dancing, where American DJ and producer, Diplo had everyone partying hard. Then suddenly it was time for the Foo Fighters, fronted by the notoriously talented multi-instrumentalist musician Dave Grohl, former drummer of Nirvana. This was a performance that none of us will forget. ‘We’ve got a lot of fucking songs, we’re going to play as many as we can until they make us stop!’ exclaimed Grohl early on, and they did exactly that, ploughing through a total of twenty-three songs, including some new instant crowd pleasers from their brand new album, ‘Wasting Light’. Known for being one of the best live bands around, the Foo Fighters sure as hell lived up to their reputation as alt rock royalty. For the last part of the show, bassist Nate Mendel wore a kilt to the crowd’s delight and they brought the festival to an explosive end, covering the skies with fireworks and an epic performance of ‘Everlong’. No other band could have closed T in the Park 2011 better.
As we all know, the scale of Glastonbury is unlike any other music festival in the world! With up to 130,000 festival goers descending onto Worthy Farm, things can get a bit crazy at times and we have a few suggestions to help you make your way through the festival.
A map of the festival can be found here: www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/data/image/map6june11.jpg
Glastonbury has provided a fine guide to the festival and a guide for transport which can be found here: http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/_assets/pdf/FineGuide.pdf http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/_assets/pdf/FineTransportGuide.pdf
Heineken Open’er is proud to announce that music legend and long term pop innovator Prince is confirmed to headline the main stage on Saturday 2nd July in what is, at this stage, the first European festival to be announced. Exactly ten years to the day since Heineken Open’er first opened its gates the mighty Prince will take to the stage in what is set to be the biggest celebration of the festival’s triumphant ten years so far. Taking place from Thursday 30th June to Sunday 3rd July 2011 and voted ‘Best Major Festival’ for the second consecutive year, tickets for Open’er are now on sale at http://www.opener.pl/en
In addition to Prince, Heineken Open’er is delighted to announce that cult indie-rockers British Sea Power (1st July), critically acclaimed Chapel Club (2nd July), rising stars The Asteroids Galaxy Tour (2nd July) and American indie band The Twilight Singers (30th June) have also been added to the spectacular tenth anniversary line-up.
Heineken Open’er takes place from Thursday 30th June to Sunday 3rd July in Gydnia, Poland. Having firmly secured its position as one of the biggest and best festivals in Europe, the festival has subsequently been honoured at the last two European Festival Awards picking up the Best Major Festival in both 2009 and 2010.
The festival’s outstanding value at only £79 for a weekend camping pass means no music fan will want to miss this year’s festival. Combined with reasonable air travel from either Wizz Air or Ryan Air, it has never been a better time for UK festival goers to experience their musical favourite music for less.
Heineken Open’er Festival 2011 Line-Up So Far…
Thursday 30th June
CARIBOU COLDPLAY CRYSTAL FIGHTERS FAT FREDDYS DROP PAOLO NUTINI SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO THE NATIONAL TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB THE TWILIGHT SINGERS
Friday 1st July
ABRAHAM INC. CUT COPY FOALS PULP YOUSSOU N’DOUR BRITISH SEA POWER
Saturday 2nd July
PRINCE BIG BOI KATE NASH PRIMUS CHAPEL CLUB THE ASTEROIDS GALAXY TOUR
Sunday 3rd July
CHROMEO DEADMAU5 HURTS JAMES BLAKE M.I.A. THE STROKES THE WOMBATS
Oxegen is proud to bring our fans one of the biggest superstars on the planet – Beyoncé. This is Irish fans first chance to see Beyoncé since her sold out run of shows at The O2 in 2009. Her stunning vocals and high-energy choreography make her a peerless live performer.
With over 75 million worldwide album sales as a solo artist alone, Beyoncé is now one of the best-selling artists of all time.
The blistering new single, “Run The World (Girls)”, is a stunning taster from Beyonce’s much-anticipated fourth solo album. The album’s due out this summer and Oxegen fans will be amongst the first to hear her new material performed live.
Beyoncé’s most recent multi-platinum album, “I AM…SASHA FIERCE,”includes her scorching anthem ‘Single Ladies’ and the beautiful ‘If I Were A Boy’. The album won Beyoncésix Grammy Awards, the most for any female artist in a given year, bringing her total to 16.
International superstar Beyoncé has dominated the music charts this decade spending the most weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, more than any female artist. She has had more Top 40, Top 20, Top 10 and Top 5 hit records over the past 10 years and more cumulative time spent at #1. Her #1 singles includes ‘Crazy In Love’, widely acknowledged as the best song of the last decade. Forbes Magazine also voted Beyoncé No.1 in their list of the ‘Most Powerful and Influential Musicians in the World’.
Oxegen’s Festival Director John Probyn comments: “We’re always striving to bring the biggest and best music talent to Oxegen and they really don’t come any bigger than Beyoncé. She is a truly incredible artist and an amazing live performer. This year we’ve got most of the artists headlining the UK’s major festivals on one bill – it’s all about giving fans real value for money and delivering an unforgettable experience.
With the news that international superstar Beyoncé is Oxegen-bound this July, our phenomenalline-up now has nearly all of the major UK Festival headliners!
Glastonbury: Beyoncé and Coldplay
V Festival: Arctic Monkeys
Reading & Leeds: The Strokes & My Chemical Romance
Wireless: The Black Eyed Peas and The Script
Isle Of Wight: Foo Fighters
Latitude: Paolo Nutini & The National
With just 62 days to go to the music event of the year, we can now reveal the day breakdown for Oxegen 2011. So, check out the line-up below to find out when your favourite bands will be playing over the weekend. Plus look out for a few new names that we’ve just added today including Saw Doctors, NDubz, Airbourne Toxic Event, Big Country and Brother. There’s still plenty more to be announced soon too!
Tickets for Oxegen 2011 are on sale now from €99.50. For full details, see oxegen.ie.
Oxegen Line-up 2011
Friday 8th July
THE BLACK EYED PEAS ** THE SCRIPT ** THE STROKES ** MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE ** SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA ** TINIE TEMPAH WEEZER ** LEFTFIELD ** CALVIN HARRIS ** GLASVEGAS ** SAWDOCTORS **EXAMPLE ** HOUSE OF PAIN ** TIGA ** ALL TIME LOW ** SVEN VATH ** FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS ** N-DUBZ ** NOAH & THE WHALE **CHERRI BOMB **THE NAKED & FAMOUS ** METRONOMY ** MADISUN ** HER MAJESTY & THE WOLVES… AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Saturday 9th July
FOO FIGHTERS ** ARCTIC MONKEYS ** PAOLO NUTINI ** BRANDON FLOWERS ** DEADMAU5 ** BEADY EYE ** PLAN B ** TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB ** IMELDA MAY ** BRUNO MARS ** JESSIE J ** EELS ** THE VACCINES ** PROFESSOR GREEN ** PETER DOHERTY ** THE BLOODY BEETROOTS ** HURTS ** MONA ** AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT ** BIG COUNTRY ** THE PRETTY RECKLESS ** ELIZA DOOLITTLE ** MILES KANE ** CITY AND COLOUR ** THE MINUTES ** FRANKIE & THE HEARTSTRINGS ** CONSUMER LOVE AFFAIR… AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Sunday 10th July
COLDPLAY ** BEYONCÉ ** THE NATIONAL ** SLASH ** PENDULUM ** PRIMAL SCREAM/SCREAMADELICA ** MANIC STREET PREACHERS ** JIMMY EAT WORLD ** OFWGKTA ** KE$HA ** FRIENDLY FIRES ** BRIGHT EYES ** THE SATURDAYS ** CRYSTAL CASTLES **OCEAN COLOUR SCENE ** CHASE AND STATUS ** AFROJACK ** FIGHT LIKE APES ** RYAN SHERIDAN ** JENNY AND JOHNNY ** ROYSEVEN ** BROTHER ** BIPOLAR EMPIRE… AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
With over 75 million worldwide album sales as a solo artist alone, Beyoncé is now one of the best-selling artists of all time. Her live shows are a true tour de force of spectacular vocals, visuals, choreography and hit after hit. With Beyoncé in Balado, Kinross, the 85’000 strong T in the Park crowd is in for one of the biggest TITP treats to date. Fans can expect performances of her top-charting hits as well as new music from her upcoming much-anticipated fourth solo album, including the lead single, “Run The World (Girls).”
DF Concerts and founding partner Tennent’s Lager are thrilled to announce the addition of Beyoncé to the A-List line up which already includes Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, The Strokes, Pulp, The Script, Plan B, Slash, Tinie Tempah, Tom Jones and much more.
Tickets may be sold out BUT fans still have the chance to see Beyoncé at T in the Park and do it in true superstar style! A limited number of T in the Park Residence packages are still available to buy. The Residence offers festival goers a bespoke, luxury experience where all their accommodation needs are taken care of. Guests are welcomed into an oasis of indulgence to enjoy a unique festival experience in their luxury accommodation of choice. Once they have settled into their home for the weekend, festival goers can relax in the Residence Lounge Café & Bar or treat themselves to a pampering session in the spa before heading to see their favourite bands as well as accessing the festival’s hospitality area. For more information log onto www.tinthepark.com/residence
At the heart of T in the Park is the music and atmosphere that continually unites the crowd and creates a weekend of memorable moments that will last a lifetime. Brit Award and Grammy winners, the best breakthrough talent, multi-million selling artists, new music icons and legends….T in the Park 2011 has them all. Bring it on Balado.
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.
Ticket Prices and Deposit Scheme Details
1st Installment- Pay Now
2ndInstallment- Pay by 23rdApril
Final Installment- Pay by 30thJune
3 Day (Fri- Sun)
3 Day (Fri –Sun) With Camping
4 Day (Thur-Sun) With Camping
Tickets can be bought via our official ticket partnerwww.ticketmaster.ie
Tickets are also available in person from 100 Ticketmaster outlets nationwide or via the24hr Telephone hotlines: (ROI) 0818 719 300 (NI & UK) 0870 243 445
Tickets available on a first come first served basis. To encourage car pooling, one free car pass will be issued with every 4 tickets purchased.
We’ve got more fantastic announcements lined up very very soon so make sure to register at www.oxegen.ie to be the first to hear all the latest news.
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
Check out www.oxegen.ie for all the latest line up news and media information.