Monday 19 November 2018

Hail to the Chiefs as boys line out with Ian Brown for Oxegen

TO GIG: The Kaiser chiefs
TO GIG: The Kaiser chiefs

THREE more massive acts have been added to this year’s Oxegen line-up.

The Herald can reveal today that the Kaiser Chiefs, Ian Brown and the Raconteurs will perform at the summer’s biggest music festival.

The now three-day event will take place from July 11-13 at Punchestown racecourse.

The event is expected to sell out within hours of going on sale next month. In keeping with the ‘fan’s choice’ theme of Oxegen, the Kaiser Chiefs are the third band voted onto the line-up after REM and the Kings of Leon, who will headline the festival.

Confirmation of the Kaiser Chiefs appearance at Oxegen comes on the eve of the Brit Awards in London, where the Leeds band are favourites to walk away with a number of gongs including Best Band, and Best Song for Ruby.

The Raconteurs appearance at Oxegen is also a a massive coup for organisers of the Naas, Co Kildare event.

Featuring White Stripes frontman Jack White the band are something of a legendary live act thanks in the main to a show-stopping performance of the Undertones’ Teenage Kicks.

And Ian Brown’s appearance on the bill is set to be one of the festival highlights. One of the true legends on the bill, the former Stone Roses singer is renowned for his live performances.

Festival goers registered to the Oxegen website will have limited pre-sale access to tickets from 8.0am on March 3 until 8.0pm on Thursday March 6 2008. A limited four tickets per person will be allowed.

Tickets go on general sale on March 7 at 8am. Fans wishing to camp on Thursday need to purchase a Thursday Camping ticket in advance for an additional €20. Tickets are available as follows: In person: from 100 Ticketmaster outlets nationwide 24hr hotlines: Tel: 0818 719 300. Buy online: ticketmaster. ie

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