23/02/2007

Snow Patrol to headline Oxegen festival

Ulster rockers Snow Patrol have been announced as the headline act for this year’s Oxegen Festival at Punchestown Racecourse, Naas.

The North Down band has signed up to headline the main stage at the two-day festival, which will take place on July 7 and 8.

Last year Oxegen was the fastest selling music event in the Irish music calendar, and it is expected tickets will sell out this year in record time.

Other acts confirmed to play so far are Brit Award winners Amy Winehouse, Muse, James Morrison and The Fratellis.

US-based bands such as Scissor Sisters, My Chemical Romance and The Goo Goo Dolls will also be playing.

It is believed more than 100 acts will be involved in the event, with more names to be revealed closer to the time.

Tickets will be released for general sale at 8.00 am on Friday, 2 March.

A day ticket will cost 96.50 Euro, two-day tickets without camping will cost 177.50 Euro and a weekend camping ticket will cost 197.50 Euro.

(JM)


Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

06 March 2020
Belfast Children's Festival Gets Underway
More than 100 events are to take place throughout the weekend exploring the themes of home, place and belonging at the Belfast Children's Festival. Thousands of visitors are expected to enjoy a series of local and international performances across 13 different destinations, with the MAC serving as a hub for the occasion.
27 February 2020
Cinemagic Film Festival Returns To Belfast
Cinemagic's 'On The Pulse' short film festival is set to return to Northern Ireland this weekend. Special guests will attend the sessions throughout the month of March as the very best international short films for young audiences are showcased.
27 October 2021
Other News In Brief
Budget Ignores Cost Of Living Crisis – SDLP The latest Tory budget has ignored the cost of living crisis engulfing the North and Britain, SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has said. The Foyle MP said: "The sight of Rishi Sunak crowing over a spending settlement after more than a decade of his party's austerity was a grim spectacle.
12 October 2021
New Period Products Bill To Be Introduced Into The Assembly
A new Period Products Bill, which aims to address period poverty across Northern Ireland by making free period products available in schools, colleges and all other public buildings, is to be introduced into the Assembly. The Bill, introduced by the SDLP's Pat Catney, is due to undergo its first reading in the Assembly.
07 October 2021
Four Men Released Over Lyra McKee Murder
Four men arrested in connection with the murder of Belfast journalist Lyra McKee have been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service (PPS). The men, aged 36, 39, 45 and 63, were arrested under the Terrorism Act earlier this week. The investigation is ongoing.