Oxegen to be headlined by Coldplay

Oxegen the biggest festival in Ireland is back, it will be headlind by Coldplay are The Strokes. Other acts to play Irelands Number one summer music festival include The Script Deadmau5 and the National. Also appearing are the black eyed peas, Foo Fighters and Arctic Monkeys. The Oxegen Festivla takes place at Punchestown Racecourse over the weekend of 8th July to 10th July 2011.

Coldplay will be playing the Oxegen Festival for the first time, and Coldplay will be busy this summer as they are alos playing the Glastobbury festival .
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.

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.”

Fresh from their success scooping the Choice Music Award for Best Irish Album with ‘Tourist History’ Two Door Cinema Club take a deserved collective bo
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.

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