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Oxegen 2009: Snow Patrol and Katy Perry join line-up

Snow Patrol

Story by Jack Foley

SNOW Patrol (pictured), Bloc Party, The Script and Katy Perry are set to join Kings Of Leon when OXEGEN returns to Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Co Kildare from July 10 – 12, 2009 (subject to licence).

Fans who are registered at oxegen.ie will have exclusive priority access to an OXEGEN ticket pre-sale from Wednesday, February 25 from 8am until Thursday, March 5 at 6pm. Tickets will then go on general release on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 8am nationwide.

Snow Patrol are set to play OXEGEN on the back of their hugely successful chart topping album A Hundred Million Suns. Having sold over 60,000 tickets for their forthcoming Irish dates in March, it comes as no surprise that fans voted them as one of the top acts they most wanted to see at this year’s festival.

Bloc Party are one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the decade. They forged their reputation with the spiky guitar rock of debut album Silent Alarm and follow-up A Weekend In The City and released their latest album, Intimacy, in July last year.

It’s been a rapid rise to the top for The Script, the most successful act to emerge from Ireland in recent years. Their first singles, We Cry and The Man Who Can’t Be Moved have been dominating the airwaves since their release and debut album The Script topped the Irish & UK charts.

They have also just been nominated in three categories for the Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2009 including ‘Best Irish Band’.

Completing today’s announcement is Katy Perry. The American singer has seldom been out of the spotlight since her feisty, flirtatious single I Kissed A Girl reached No.1 internationally.

Further line-up announcements will be made in the coming days.