Oxegen sold out in just under twelve hours when tickets for the Irish
festival went on sale on Friday. This year’s festival, featuring
performances from the likes of The Who, The Strokes, James Brown, The Go!
Team, Bell X1, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Damian Marley, takes place, as
previously reported, from 8 – 9 July at Ireland’s Punchestown Racecourse.
Lord, yet more festival news. Will it ever end? A bunch of new acts have
been confirmed for this year’s Wireless Festival. The lovely Fun Lovin
Criminals, Violent Femmes, Beth Orton, Damien Marley and Terry Callier have
been added to the London end, whilst The Zutons and Eels have been added to
the new Northern leg of the event in Leeds.
No, not more festival news. Please, no more. Oh, alright. Paul Weller,
Goldfrapp, The Kooks and The Feeling have all been added to the line-up for
the sold out T In The Park festival. They join acts such as Placebo, The
Who, The Charlatans, Manu Chao, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs and Primal
Scream on the line-up, but sadly not Belle & Sebastian, who have been forced
to pull out of the Scottish event due to travel difficulties, apparently.
What, more? Okay, one more festival item but then that’s it. No more. It’s
over. Folk festival Homefires has announced that it will return for a third
year this summer. The event, put together by Adem and Eat Your Own Ears,
takes place at London’s Conway Hall from 3-4 June. A bill has yet to be
announced but tickets have already gone on sale, at a cost of £20 per day.
Okay, one more. This is the last, and I’m only putting it in because it’s a
brand new festival. ‘Aerosolics’ is set to launch this summer with a line-up
that thus far includes The Departure, The Feeling, The Young Knives and the
Baker Brothers. The event takes place from 30 June – 2 July at a ‘secret
location’. In Surrey.