vendredi 10 Juillet 2009 — dimanche 12 Juillet 2009
An Nás, Ireland
Tickets for this year’s festival are on sale NOW and are priced at a 2008 price freeze of 224.50 Euro (incl. booking fee) for 3 day including camping ticket. For an extra 20 Euro fans can purchase a 4 day including camping ticket which will include Thursday campsite stay also.
Tickets can be bought via our official ticket partner www.ticketmaster.ie
Europe’s Favourite Rock & Roll Weekend will be home to the very best in both new and seminal music this summer, taking place at Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Co Kildare from 10th-12th July 2009 (subject to licence).
With loads more artists yet to be announced fans have a lot to look forward to.
Important ticket news for fans…
Early Bird Reward…
As a special thank you to our most loyal fans, those who purchased Early Bird tickets before 31st December 08, OXEGEN will REWARD each of them with 20 Euro cashback on-site at OXEGEN or in advance at point of purchase.
OXEGEN is subject to license and tickets are available on a first come first served basis. All ticket purchases for OXEGEN are limited to 4 per person – don’t forget that to encourage car pooling, one free car pass will be issued with every 4 tickets purchased.
Check out oxegen.ie for all the latest line up announcements and festival updates as well as all the information you’ll need and make sure your OXEGEN 2009 is the best yet!
As per 2008’s event, the following conditions still apply:
Strictly 17s and over only - ID required and will be checked vigorously before entry. Under 17s will only be admitted if accompanied by guardian/relative 25 years or over who will sign for and accept responsibility for said person. Policy will be strictly enforced - persons who purchase and ignore conditions will be refused entry with NO refund.
Xbox Live Stage Times: Thur. 9 July 10pm – late
* Fri. 10 July 2pm – late
* Sat. 11 July 2pm – late
* Sun. 12 July 2pm - late
For further info check out: Facebook.com - XboxLiveStage, Twitter.com/XboxLiveStage
Dubbed “the future of nightclub entertainment”, Eclectic Method’s fans read like a ‘ho’s Who’ of musical innovation (Fatboy Slim, Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay to U2). Their unique take on mixing music video and film clips in the same way a DJ mixes records is taking the music world by storm.
MTV were quick to recognise Eclectic Method’s bootlegging escapades which led to their involvement in a three series run of MTV Mash.
Fatboy Slim brought them in to megamix his music videos as a bonus to his 2006 DVD "Why Make Videos". U2 have called upon them to do multiple U2 video remixes after seeing an EM video on You Tube.
Check out www.eclecticmethod.net for video samples of their work.
MTV UK will be the official broadcast partner for 2009. Billed as MTV Presents OXEGEN this underlines the broadcaster’s commitment to support live music events as part of its initiative, Music’s Biggest Fan which launched in 2008. MTV UK’s support will include both TV and web content of the festival.
Switch on to MTV…
MTV UK has enjoyed a long and successful association with OXEGEN since 2005 and the broadcaster’s involvement this year builds on this relationship.
“It’s great to be returning to Punchestown this year as the official broadcast partner for OXEGEN,” says Richard Godfrey, Senior Vice President, Music &Production, MTV Networks UK & Ireland. “The line-up, as ever, is phenomenal, and it promises to be a fantastic event.”
OXEGEN Weekend is planned across the MTV suite of channels on the 1st & 2nd August…a chance for fans to re-live their classic festival moments.
Returning to OXEGEN 09…
OXEGEN 2008 saw the introduction of Bui Bolg’s iconic OXEGEN giant ‘Stonehenge’-esque entrance archway and on site sculptures at the Punchestown. The guys at Bui Bolg have created the amazing props for our photocall today and will be back again at this year’s festival to produce some more exciting and crazy structures which will act as ‘site markers’. Their work uses pop art influences with super-sizing, cartoon like outlines and bright zingy colours to create bizarre inflatable artworks which will help festival-goers navigate around the site.
Boutique Camping is back at OXEGEN 2009 in the Green Campsite which provides a more luxurious stay at Europe’s Favourite Rock & Roll Weekend. The bespoke village area has its own showers, toilets and is conveniently located close to the parking areas. The campsite will once again be home to Yurts and Teepees provided by Tangerine Fields, award-winning and eco-friendly Myhabs and the Hobbit style Podpads. For more information check out oxegen.ie.
Award Winning OXEGEN...
Festival-goers had their say on which bands they wanted to play at their festival and, in a final victory for fan power, their choices were vindicated when fans from around Europe voted OXEGEN as ‘Best European Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards.
In addition, 2008 saw OXEGEN become Ireland’s largest 100% CarbonNeutral event – an achievement recognised by The European Festival Association, YOUROPE, awarding OXEGEN its prestigious Green N Clean Award. OXEGEN is the first festival in Ireland to receive this award and one of only 18 festivals Europe wide.