Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Killers to headline at Oxegen - shock horror

MCD tell me that this is "just announced", The Killers are to headline at Oxegen in July - obviously this has been one of the most well-known facts about this summer's annual trip to Punchestown.

Not much else to say but, Yawn.. Not to impressed with their choice of headliners (Kings of Leon and the increasingly poppy Killers) so far, but on closer inspection there are a number of interesting acts already announced, including:

Blur (woo-hoo!)
Bloc Party
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah's
Fight Like Apes

That's a bit more like it. Obviously the current climate is having an impact on festivals scheduled to take place in the summer, seems there won't be anywhere near the same number as last year, be interesting to see who takes a punt.. Not much word on Electric Picnic yet, but news expected soon.

The Cork marquee gigs are slated to take place again this summer, with mixed line-up - I'll wait for Slane to see the Prodigy - but they play Cork on June 18, also playing are Gilbert O’Sullivan (June 20), Kasabian (June 21), Christy Moore (June 27), Josh Ritter (July 4), Rod Stewart (July 7)

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