Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ten Acts I Would Like To See At Oxegen


I may be more of an Electric Picnic man these days than an Oxegen fella (especially now that Oxegen has properly gone chart music mad since Festival Republic bought a share in Electric Picnic meaning the two Irish festivals are no longer in competition) but there are still a few acts that I would love to catch this weekend if I so happened to be presented with a ticket (hint hint nudge nudge wink wink).

I would also probably pop along to The Strokes, Weezer and The National but not exactly surprise packages are they (not that all the bands below are unknowns)?

The below are ten acts that I would definitely do my utmost to catch come Oxegen-time.

1. Tame Impala
When : Friday (17:50)
Where : 2FM Hotpress Academy Stage
Website : www.tameimpala.com

The early evening sun would go quite nicely with these Beatle-loving, psychadelic troubadours.


2. Metronomy
When : Friday (20:00)
Where : 2FM Hotpress Academy Stage
Website : www.metronomy.co.uk


3. Noah & The Whale
When : Friday (22:25)
Where : 2FM Hotpress Academy Stage
Website : www.noahandthewhale.com


4. Cashier No. 9
When : Saturday (15:55)
Where : Heineken Green Spheres Stage
Website : cashierno9.com

Filling many "Ones to Watch Out For in 2011" articles last year this is a chance to catch these newcomers up close and personal.


5. Eels
When : Saturday (23:50)
Where : 2FM Hotpress Academy Stage
Website : www.eelstheband.com

Eels are an odd name on the Oxegen teamsheet but if there is ever a chance to see E's music machine you go out and grab it.


6. Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
When : Saturday (18:20)
Where : 2FM Hotpress Academy Stage
Website : kittydaisyandlewis.com

Fun, fun, fun and perfect for a festival. Uptempo, rockabilly, swing your hips stuff.


7. The Pierces
When : Sunday (17:35)
Where : 2FM Hotpress Academy Stage
Website : www.thepiercesmusic.com

Hippy-dippy, poppy, Fleetwood Maccy kind of stuff. I enjoyed their live song on the BBC's coverage of Glastonbury I must say.


8. Crystal Castles
When : Sunday (19:25)
Where : Heineken Green Spheres Stage
Website : crystalcastles.com

If you need something to wake you up then this duo are better than five cups of coffee.


9. Jenny & Johnny
When : Sunday (20:30)
Where : 2FM Hotpress Academy Stage
Website : jennyandjohnnymusic.com

I love Jenny Lewis :(


10. Bright Eyes (22:50)
When : Sunday
Where : 2FM Hotpress Academy Stage
Website : www.conoroberst.com


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