So, the mud-festival that is Oxegen has announced who will be gracing the stages at this year’s event. Overall, it seems as though MCD have tried to balance the pop with the rock opting for Bruno Mars alongside Foo Fighters and Jimmy Eat World along with Black Eyed Peas. There are some more interesting acts to choose from though with the likes of The Strokes, Jenny and Johnny, The National, Eels, Crystal Castles, The Vaccines, Hurts, Bipolar Empire and Friendly Fires. I think I’d go just for them. But then again, I don’t think the rest of the line-up would warrant a ticket and we all know how Oxegen like to schedule the better bands on at the same time. So I won’t be going to your POxegen, Oxegen. Excuse that, didn’t mean to get so defensive. But in fairness, I think we’re a bit too old for the festival now so here’s to EP!
The full line-up is as follows:
Coldplay, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, Black Eyed Peas, Blink 182, Paolo Nutini, The Script, Deadmau5, The National, Primal Scream, Tinie Tempah, Plan B, My Chemical Romance, Pendulum, Weezer, Beady Eye, Brandon Flowers, Swedish House Mafia, Bruno Mars, Chase and Status, Eels, Two Door Cinema Club, Jessie J, 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 for a ridiculous price, but hey you’re going to buy them aren’t you?
And to play you out with the opening track from their album, it’s Jenny and Johnny with Scissor Runner.
p.s. Jenny and Johnny, if you’re listening cancel the Oxegen gig and play at EP!