Republic of Ireland | 04 June 2009
The line-up for Oxegen's Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) New Sounds Stage has been revealed.
The stage is set to host a trio of Irish headliners in singer-songwriter David Kitt, Malahide four-piece Director and folky soul outfit Villagers.
Kitt is set to top the bill on the Friday (10 July) and will be joined by Irish duo Heathers, Welsh band The Joy Formidable and The Flaws as well as emerging Belfast sensations Yes Cadets and Cashier No.9.
The Mighty Stef, Ruth Anne Cunningham, The Brilliant Things, Home Star Runner and Stone Motion complete the bill which will usher in the weekend.
On the Saturday (11 July), Director are set to be joined by Northern Irish trio General Fiasco, Texan songwriter St Vincent, local band Codes, And So I Watch You From Afar, Cap Pas Cap and the richly talented Joe Echo.
Nightbox, Angel Pier, Jenna Toro and Carosel, who have been hotly tipped by Regina Spektor and Feist, complete Saturday's IMRO stage line-up.
Wintersleep, one of Canada's best new exports, are down to back up Villagers, Sunday's bill toppers, alongside Broken Records, Concerto For Constantine and Dark Room Notes.
Blood Or Whiskey, The Chakras, The Jades as well as Andrew Hozier Byrne and Bone complete the full set of names for the special arena.
IMRO’s Director of Marketing & Membership, Keith Johnson has this to say about the appointments: “IMRO is delighted to once again have this opportunity to present some of the very finest emerging Irish acts alongside their international counterparts at Ireland's biggest live music festival. The IMRO New Sounds Stage will profile what's "hot" for 2009 and beyond and if last year is anything to go by then it promises to be one of the busiest stages at OXEGEN 09.”
As actional unfolds on the IMRO New Sounds Stage the main arenas will be welcoming headliners Blur, Kings Of Leon and The Killers as well as the likes of Snow Patrol, Elbow, Bloc Party, 2 Many DJs and many many more.
Click here for the latest Oxegen line-up.
Oxegen 2009 will take place at Punchestown Racecourse, County Kildare from 10-12 July.
Tickets to the festival which was voted Best European Festival of 2008 at the UK Festival Awards are on sale now priced at €224.50 (including booking fee).
Click here to buy Oxegen tickets.
Organisers have also confirmed that they will be rewarding loyal fans who bought early bird tickets before 31 December 2008 with €20 cashback onsite.