Oxegen has today released the full line-up to its 2013 festival, its first since taking a hiatus in 2012.
This year's slightly scaled down incarnation of Oxegen has much more EDM and urban feel to it in previous years, perhaps ceding some indie and rock ground to MCD's sister festival (and new kid on the block) Longitude. After teasing the line-up with a few names yesterday morning, MCD have released a more conclusive list this evening.
The full announced line-up for Oxegen is:
David Guetta | Calvin Harris | Example | Chase & Status | Alesso | Snoop Dogg | Labrinth | Rita Ora | Pitbull | DJ Fresh | Soulwax | Nero | Rizzle Kicks | Nicky Romero | Sasha | Wretch 32 | Devlin | Otto Knows | Iggy Izalea | Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike | The Original Rudeboys | Duke Dumont | More to be announced..
This is obviously a more dance-oriented line-up than in previous years, especially when you consider that Foo Fighters, Weezer, The National and Arctic Monkeys were among the acts playing in Punchestown in 2011. Does it make sense to create two very distinct festivals catering to two very different tastes, as MCD have done with Oxegen and Longitude?
It's also worth noting that this year's Oxegen is just a two-day affair, licensed to hold 50,000 punters each day whereas previous festivals held up to 80,000 per day over the course of three days.
Also, we thought Snoop Dogg went by 'Snoop Lion' nowadays? So hard to keep up..
Now for the rest, as per MCD's press release:
Joining the line up are a host of top DJs and Live acts including Otto Knows, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Iggy Azalea, The Original Rudeboys, Duke Dumont, Erol Alkan, Crookers, Jack Beats, Fake Blood, Congorock, Jacob Plant, Gin ‘N’ Juice, The Dead Prezidents, Al Gibbs, George Fitzgerald, Dave DeValera, John Gibbons, Borgore, Monsta, Ayah Marrar and Danny Byrd with more to be announced alongside Ireland’s largest Silent Disco.
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