Coldplay to top Oxegen bill


Coldplay are to top the bill at this year’s Oxegen festival which will also feature performances from The Strokes, Deadmau5, The National and The Script.

The Grammy and Brit award winning Coldplay, who are also headlining Glastonbury this year, will be making their first ever appearance at the festival, which takes place from July 8th to 10th in its usual environs of Punchestown Racecourse.

The Strokes will return to Ireland following an extended break in the band’s touring schedule. The band broke onto the scene with their 2001 debut album Is This it which was widely regarded by music critics and fans alike as one of the best indie rock albums in a decade.

The line-up also includes Deadmau5, the 28-year-old Canadian born electro house producer and American supergroup The National.

The line-up also features the Foo Fighters, Black Eyed Peas, Arctic Monkeys and Paolo Nutini this year..

Brandon Flowers, the Killers frontman who will be going solo for his Oxegen appearance while Beady Eye – the band formed by ex Oasis members Liam Gallagher will also be in attendance.

Other new entries to the line up include Brits Critics Choice award winner Jessie J, Swedish House Mafia, Gem Archer and Andy Bell, My Chemical Romance, Weezer, Pendulum, Plan B, Tinie Tempah and festival favourites Primal Scream.

Also fresh from their success scooping the Choice Music Award for Best Irish Album with Tourist History, Two Door Cinema Club make their deserved 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, 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 on sale now.