The very minute we heard they'd be hitting the festival circuit this summer we figured Pulp would play Oxegen, but now that they've been confirmed for Scottish sister festival T in the Park, it's seems a sure-fire certainty. I said seems. Don't quote me if it never happens.
Meanwhile Coldplay have also been confirmed for the Scottish shindig, which also takes place from July 8th to 10th. The Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, Blink 182, Paolo Nutini and Black Eyed Peas have already been confirmed for Oxegen, so fingers crossed there'll be an announcment confirming Chris Martin and co. for Punchestown soon enough.
A recently announced line up also has the likes of Bright Eyes, Weezer, The Script and Blondie hitting T in the Park, all of which seem likely for Oxegen too. According to Scottish magazine The List, the T line up for now looks like this:
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Noah And The Whale
House of Pain
Ocean Colour Scene
You Me At Six
Chase & Status
My Chemical Romance
All Time Low
Jimmy Eat World
They may not all appear at Oxegen, but chances are most of them will. We weren't expecting to hear the Oxegen line up until its official launch, which usually takes place in March, but perhaps it's on the way sooner than expected.
Bright Eyes has just been confirmed, making the rest of this list even more likely.