As we’ve been discovering, Ireland is a hotbed for music. Talented artists are making their names known throughout the world, but Ireland also plays host to a string of popular festivals – where music of all kinds come together. One of the most successful is the Oxegen Festival, which will take place this weekend at Pauchestown Racecourse in Co. Kildare.
The line-up is rich with well known talent, which isn’t surprising. Last year the festival won the Best Line-Up at The Irish Festival Awards. The 2010 line-up included Muse, Eminem, Arcade Fire and Jay-Z. However, Oxegen also won this award at the European Festival Awards ceremony in Groningen, Holland.
This recognition is attracting visitors from all over the world, and throughout the weekend the important eyes in the music industry will be fixed upon Ireland, so it’s a great place to showcase some local talent. The Script will be one of the headliners on the main stage and Two Door Cinema Club and Imelda May will be making an appearance.
Here’s a preview of what a weekend at Oxegen looks like, when Snow Patrol performed in 2009: