MTV has confirmed it will be an official partner of Ireland’s Oxegen Festival, which takes place at the Punchestown Racecourse in Country Kildare on 8 and 9 July.
MTV’s Tim Kash was at a press conference in Dublin yesterday to formally launch the festival, telling reporters: “I’m really excited to be involved with Oxegen for the second year running. Last year was MTV’s first year at the festival and in between being hungover and watching some of the biggest bands in the world we also filmed some fantastic live footage! With another stellar line up this year I can’t wait to come back for more! Bring on Oxegen 2006.”
MTV’s coverage of the event will air throughout July, culminating in an ‘Ultimate Festivals Weekend’ on 29 and 30 Jul with 150 hours of footage across all of MTV’s channels in the UK and Ireland, with additional programming shown across Europe. Artists confirmed for the Oxegen bill yesterday included Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Who, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Richard Ashcroft and Damian Marley.
As it happens, Ashcroft and Marley were yesterday also added to the T In The Park line up too.