Unfortunately there are no stage times yet, but this is a pretty decent start. Below is the complete line-up, stage and day breakdown for this summers Oxegen festival. Highlighted in bold are the acts that I think are unmissable, though due to timing I'm sure a number will clash...
FRIDAY, 9th JULY
Main Stage: Arcade Fire, Jay-Z, Stereophonics, Vampire Weekend, The Black Keys, The Coronas, Eliza Doolittle
Vodafone Stage: Fatboy Slim, Groove Armada, Scouting For Girls, Plan B, Republic Of Loose, Two Door Cinema Club, Drake, Fox Avenue
Heineken Green Spheres: David Guetta, Goldfrapp, Empire Of The Sun, The Coral, Delorentos, God Is An Astronaut, Kassidy
Hot Press Academy: Villagers, Frightened Rabbit, Shed Seven, O Emperor, Joe Echo, Lissie, Sweet Jane
Red Bull Music Academy: Chipmunk, Tinie Tempah, Gabriella Cilmi, Darwin Deez, MemoryHouse, Colm K, Andreya Triana, The Capitals
Dance Arena: Simian Mobile Disco, Erol Alkan, Vitalic, Aeroplane, Fred Falke, Primary 1, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Dublin Streets, DJ Gordo & Church
SATURDAY, 10th JULY
Main Stage: Muse, Kasabian, Florence + The Machine, Dizzee Rascal, John Mayer, Biffy Clyro, The Stranglers
Vodafone Stage: The Black Eyed Peas, Doves, Editors, The Cribs, Rise Against, Tinariwen, Kids In Glass Houses
Heineken Green Spheres: Calvin Harris, Hot Chip, Gossip, La Roux, Cathy Davey, Ellie Goulding, Wallis Bird, Panama Kings
Hot Press Academy: Ash, Kele, Bombay Bicycle Club, Yeasayer, Hurts, Mayer Hawthorne, 3OH!3, Chapel Club, Daisy Dares You, Matthew P
Red Bull Music Academy: The Drums, Dirty Projectors, Wild Beasts, Alex Metric, Jackmaster, Space Dimension Controller, Illum Sphere, The Minutes
Dance Arena: Armand Van Helden, A-Trak, Japanese Popstars, Louis La Roche, Villa, French Horn Rebellion, Bitches With Wolves, David E. Sugar, Steve Aoki, Amasis
SUNDAY, 11th JULY
Main Stage: Eminem, Faithless, Paolo Nutini, Bell X1, Newton Faulkner, Earth Wind & Fire, Echo & The Bunnymen
Vodafone Stage: The Prodigy, 30 Seconds To Mars, The Temper Trap, Joshua Radin, D12, Professor Green, The Knux
Heineken Green Spheres: Mumford & Sons, Ocean Colour Scene, The Courteeners, Jamie T, We Are Scientists, Kate Nash, Diana Vickers, General Fiasco
Hot Press Academy: Julian Casablancas, Laura Marling, Hilltop Hoods, Mystery Jets, The High Kings, Example, The Middle East, Rachel Furner
Red Bull Music Academy: Broken Social Scene, Delphic, Hudson Mohawke, Jamie Lidell, Local Natives, Cecile, Robot Koch, Planet Parade
Dance Arena: Steve Angello, Chase & Status, Fake Blood, Jess Rose, The Golden Filter, Popof, Al Gibbs, Vogue
Sunday doesn't look to great, same for Friday. Dance Arena is pretty bad too actually. It had some fantastic acts in 2008 when I was last there (Hot Chip, Justice) and there aren't too many grabbing my attention this time. And the potential clashes are awful: Kasabian, Hot Chip, Dirty Projectors all at once, Wild Beasts and Yeasayer, Broken Social Scene and the Prodigy.
Damn you Oxegen.
Just over three weeks away - best stock up on toilet roll and baby wipes now people!
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