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Friday 29 August 2014

Neil Young heads for castle as Winehouse joins Oxegen lineup

RICHIE TAYLOR

Published 05/03/2008 | 00:00

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Canadian rock legend Neil Young and troubled diva singer Amy Winehouse are to play live shows in Ireland this summer.

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Young has been lined up to headline an open-air concert at Malahide Castle in Dublin on Sunday, June 29, and will also play the Marquee in Cork the following night.

Tickets for the Malahide gig, priced at €81.25 standing, will go on sale at the usual outlets nationwide from 9am on Monday. Winehouse, meanwhile, is the latest addition to the line-up for the Oxegen festival in July.

Some 80,000 tickets for the July 11-13 festival will go on sale this Fridaypriced €99.50 for one day; €199.50 for three days, no camping; €224.50 for three days, Fri-Sun camping; and €244.50 for three days, Thu-Sun camping.

And 12 more acts have been added to the bill, which has Kings of Leon, REM and The Verve as headliners over three nights. Scouting For Girls, Roisin Murphy, Battles, Richard Hawley, Kate Nash, The Zutons, The Hoosiers, Editors, Newton Faulkner, Lightspeed Champion, Pendulum and Bowling For Soup are the new additions.

Other acts confirmed include Rage Against The Machine, Kaiser Chiefs, The Prodigy, The Fratellis, Interpol, Chemical Brothers, Counting Crows, Stereophonics, The Raconteurs, Ian Brown, Hot Chip, Justice, Panic At The Disco, The Feeling, Aphex Twin, Band Of Horses, Future Kings Of Spain, Seasick Steve, The Courteeners, Alabama 3, DJ Koze, and Kaz James.

Oxegen takes place at Punchestown Racecourse, Co Kildare (subject to licence).

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