Jim Carroll

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More passengers for the Oxegen bandwagon

The latest batch of names for Oxegen 2009 include TV On The Radio, Manic Street Preachers (yeah, they’re still going), Lady Gaga, Florence & The Machine, The Game, Ladyhawke, James, Foals, Of Montreal, Squeeze and – yes! – Friendly Fires. …

Tue, Mar 3, 2009, 11:11

   

The latest batch of names for Oxegen 2009 include TV On The Radio, Manic Street Preachers (yeah, they’re still going), Lady Gaga, Florence & The Machine, The Game, Ladyhawke, James, Foals, Of Montreal, Squeeze and – yes! – Friendly Fires.

There’s a press conference on Thursday which will probably mean even more names will be announced before tickets go on sale on Friday. Lets hope MCD also announce what days the likes of Blur and The Specials are playing so people can buy one-day tickets if they’re the only acts they want to see. Surely in these recessionary times, MCD wouldn’t try to get people to buy weekend tickets by with-holding that information, eh?

Makes you wonder, though, just what the Electric Picnic have up their sleeves to counteract all that, bar the fact that you won’t get The Kids in Stradbally. Somehow, that unique selling point may not be enough this year.

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