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Joanna Newsom, Dublin, July – and Beyonce for Oxegen

Joanna Newsom is the latest addition to the @ The Park bill at Marlay Park, Dublin. She plays the tent on July 24 with support from Bert Jansch and James Vincent McMorrow. Tickets go on sale next Thursday at €44.20 …

Thu, May 5, 2011, 09:41

   

Joanna Newsom is the latest addition to the @ The Park bill at Marlay Park, Dublin. She plays the tent on July 24 with support from Bert Jansch and James Vincent McMorrow. Tickets go on sale next Thursday at €44.20 and €39.20 a pop (plus TM fees).

Also, in coming-to-Ireland news, Beyonce has been added to the Oxegen bill, further proof of the festival’s new-found pop direction, which was first predicted here after Oxegen 2009. It will be interesting to see if Beyonce’s audience will now take to a muddy field in Co KIldare to see her – certainly, the promoters will be hoping they’ll buy day tickets like billy-o ‘cos this act doesn’t come cheap. Hopefully, Beyonce will be producing a greatest hits’ set for the festival circuit. The indoor shows always featured tons of slow or mid-tempo ballads as well as the big ol’ hits like “Single Ladies” and “Crazy In Love” and the former may not go down as well as the latter at hops like T In The Park, Glastonbury or Oxegen. Perhaps her hubby will give her some pointers on rocking fields.

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