Joshua Radin biggest UK date. Already a star in the States, Joshua Radin is riding the crest of a recent rush of success that has included his ‘Simple Times’ album break into the Top 10, while his single ‘I’d Rather Be With You’ received 10,000 plays at radio and reached #2 on the airplay chart. His recent sold-out UK tour emphasised his growing popularity in the live arena and climaxed with a memorable Shepherd’s Bush Empire date that was attended by Zach Braff and Kevin Spacey. The next step in Radin’s rise to the top comes with the confirmation of his biggest tour to date. The shows include his biggest gig to date at London’s Roundhouse and are preceded by a diverse selection of summer festival dates. To coincide with his festival shows, Radin will also release the new single ‘Brand New Day’ on July 12th on 14th Floor Records. Produced by Jeremy Wheatley (Gabriella Cimli, Corinne Bailey Rae, Seth Lakeman), ‘Brand New Day’ captures Radin’s ability to create songs that are as uplifting as they are immediately captivating. Fans buying the ‘Brand New Day’ MP3 direct from www.joshuaradin.com will also have the chance of entering a competition to meet Joshua on the October tour. Joshua Radin’s upcoming UK shows are scheduled as below. Presale tickets for the headline tour are available exclusively through www.joshuaradin.com.
25th – Glastonbury
27th – Hard Rock Calling
3rd – Cornbury Festival
10th – T in The Park
18 – Latitude Festival
21st – V Festival, Chelmsford
22nd – V Festival, Staffordshire
October – headline shows
15th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
16th – Manchester, Academy 1
18th – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
19th – London, Roundhouse
Doves and Editors join Oxegen. With the countdown to OXEGEN well and thoroughly under way, we thought we’d help ramp up the excitement levels even further with the addition of 13 more sensational acts! Indie and Rock are to the fore in today’s announcement and Bell X1 are without doubt one of the most important bands to emerge from Ireland over the last couple of decades. They’ve notched up four critically acclaimed albums and have enjoyed phenomenal success both in the UK and in the USA. Doves have achieved worldwide record sales of over two million amid universal critical acclaim, with two number one albums and two Mercury nominations. Back at OXEGEN after a great performance on the second stage last year, Doves are touring their ‘Best Of’ collection The Places Between. Debut album The Back Room established Editors as one of the UK’s best bands. Their follow-up An End Has A Start went to number 1 and earned the band a Brit Award nomination for Best Band. Their brand of dark indie rock reached new heights on In This Light and on This Evening. Two years ago, Scouting For Girls stole our hearts with a clutch of contagious hits (She’s So Lovely, Heartbeat, It’s Not About You, Elvis Ain’t Dead). New single This Ain’t A Love Song builds on that success and is taken from the new LP Everybody Wants To Be On TV. Ocean Colour Scene will be celebrating their 21st anniversary next year and have clocked up an impressive eleven Top 20 singles and five Top 10 albums during their illustrious career. Always a big hit with Irish fans, it’s great to have them back at OXEGEN. Kate Nash’s intelligent and insanely catchy single Foundations reached number two in the singles charts and helped propel her first album to No.1. New release ‘My Best Friend Is You’ has already been met with much critical acclaim. Expect her to be a name on everyone’s lips by the time she returns to Punchestown. Led by iconic frontman Ian McCulloch, Echo And The Bunnymen have been enthralling fans for three decades. Their last album, ‘The Fountain’, was released in 2009 and confirmed their genius hasn’t diminished in the slightest with new track Think I Do ranking alongside classics Nothing Lasts Forever and Killing Moon. Joshua Radin captured the public imagination when his songs were included on a string of hit US TV shows. Those who caught his recent show at Dublin’s Academy will know that this is an artist in the tradition of greats like Nick Drake and Elliott Smith –confessional folk-pop craftsmen who could say more with a whisper than most can with a scream. Also added to the OXEGEN bill are Manchester four-piece The Courteeners, hard rocking rebels Airbourne and their Australian compatriots The Middle East – one of the most talked about bands at SXSW this year. Two of our most popular Irish acts complete today’s announcement. Meteor Music Award winning Dublin act The Coronas put in a storming set when they played the Main Stage at OXEGEN on the Friday last year and also sold out three dates at The Academy in January. 2009 saw Republic of Loose play the US for three sold out tours. They returned to Ireland for OXEGEN and to open up for U2 at Croke Park on their 360 tour. In December, the band were nominated in Q Magazine’s ‘Albums of the Century’. OXEGEN returns to Punchestown from 9th-11th July (subject to licence). The Ticket Deposit Scheme is available again this year, so €120 deposit will secure your ticket, with the remaining balance payable by 31st May 2010. Ticket prices remain frozen since 2008 with a 3 day camping ticket costing €224.50 (incl booking fee).
EMINEM, MUSE, JAY-Z, THE BLACK EYED PEAS, KASABIAN, THE PRODIGY, FLORENCE+THE MACHINE, PAOLO NUTINI, FAITHLESS, STEREOPHONICS, DAVID GUETTA, VAMPIRE WEEKEND, MUMFORD & SONS JOHN MAYER, HOT CHIP, CALVIN HARRIS, NEWTON FAULKNER, GOSSIP, THE TEMPER TRAP, EMPIRE OF THE SUN, GOLDFRAPP, LA ROUX, WOLFMOTHER, RISE AGAINST, THE CORAL, BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE, ELLIE GOULDING, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, ARMAND VAN HELDEN, STEVE ANGELLO, SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO, EROL ALKAN, STEVE AOKI, A-TRAK, AEROPLANE
…AND MANY MANY MORE!!
Angus and Julia Stone added to Cornbury Festival. The final performers at the 2010 Cornbury Festival have been confirmed. They include Angus and Julia Stone, Joshua Radin, Fisherman’s Friends, Seth Lakeman, Lucinda Belle Orchestra, Ben Montague, Jon Allen and Danny and the Champions of the World. These acclaimed artists will play at Cornbury Festival on July 3 – 4 in Charlbury, Oxfordshire, alongside headliners David Gray and Jackson Browne. Other previously announced artists include Noisettes, Imelda May, The Feeling, Candi Staton, The Blockheads, Reef, Tiffany Page, Dr John, Newton Faulkener, Squeeze, Buddy Guy, Loyd Grossman’s New Forbidden, Kathryn Tickell and a special performance by Staxs featuring Kiki Dee and Louise Marshall. Tickets for the 2010 Cornbury Festival are currently on sale. Visit www.cornburyfestival.com