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Oxegen – it’s not raining (yet)

Second day in Punchestown Racecourse and it’s all about to begin once more. The clouds are low and the weather forecast is lousy but, hey, what are you going to do? Bands we’re looking forward to seeing today include The …

Sat, Jul 11, 2009, 14:27

   

Second day in Punchestown Racecourse and it’s all about to begin once more. The clouds are low and the weather forecast is lousy but, hey, what are you going to do? Bands we’re looking forward to seeing today include The Gaslight Anthem, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Messiah J & The Expert, TV On The Radio, The Saturdays (the only act on the bill which features someone from Tipperary so we’ve gotta represent), Annie Mac, Pet Shop Boys, Patrick Wolf, Nick Cave, Hockey, Cap Pas Cap, And So I Watch You From Afar and St Vincent.

News from yesterday: Ladyhawke was a no-show.

News from the outside world: POD Concerts has gone into liquidation

News on the radio: check out The Business on RTE Radio One tomorrow morning to hear On The Record talking shite about the music business as John Murray and his team come to Oxegen to do a special report on the music business in Ireland. You can always play buzzword bingo and have a drink everytime someone mentions “unforeseen circumstances”.

Reports to come through the day. Stay tuned, sports fans.