I need air: Oxegen is back

So many bands, so little time. Carly Squires lists the five bands you shouldn't miss at Oxegen Festival 2011.

As far as festival line-ups go, Oxegen Festival has outdone itself this year with giant names such as Foo Fighters, Coldplay and The Black Eyed Peas headlining and plenty more besides. 

Fans have been left spoilt for choice, but here are five live acts that you don’t want to miss over the weekend:


Rivers and the gang are back on the live music scene to remind us of how cool nerds really are. Weezer, being a band that refuses to approach their music too seriously, really know how to put a smile on an audiences face with songs like this one.

Foo Fighters

After the mammoth success of Foo Fighter’s release of ‘Wasting Light’, nobody can deny that Dave and Co are part of the biggest rock band on the face of the planet at the moment. These five men put their experience and energy into creating a kick-ass show that you’d be a fool to miss.


Can you really get much bigger than Beyonce? With a whopping total of sixteen grammys to her name as well as a back catalogue of various awards, the singer has marked her place amongst pop royalty. Make sure you have your dancing shoes for this one, because you know you won’t be able to help yourself!

The Strokes

Last year the rain wouldn’t leave Oxegen alone, however, The Strokes are a band, which will inject sunshine into your life regardless of whether the black clouds rear their ugly heads. With a back catalogue spreading over thirteen years expect some classic hits to be played.

Friendly Fires

Putting the ‘fun’ into ‘funky’ is one of the biggest British bands steamrolling their way to becoming a true contender for festival headline slots and large arenas in the near future. Get in there early for a truly energetic and passionate spectacle.

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