A little bamboozled by the choice of acts at this year’s Oxegen? Well hold onto State’s hand and let us guide you around the festival site. Along with your essentials – wellies, sun cream, bog roll, spare mobile batteries – you might want to wear a helmet as clashing is inevitable, the power to bi-, maybe even tri-locate is highly desirable. Disclaimer: this itinerary may not be entirely feasible.
Fenech Soler (Electric Ballroom)
16:00 – Kitsuné endorsed electro-pop from the UK, simple enough to get you dancing, smart enough to keep you there.
Bitches with Wolves (Electric Ballroom)
17:00 – Party with the glitteratzi.
House of Pain (Vodafone Stage)
16:50 – ‘Jump Around’. And…er…some other ones.
Tame Impala (2FM Hotpress Academy)
17:50 – Space out to the psychedelic hypno-groove from Western Australia.
Whipping Boy (Heineken Green Spheres)
18:30 – You don’t need nobody else.
Clare Maguire (2FM Hotpress Academy)
18.55 – The album may be a bit of a non-starter but we reckon that Ms Maguire has something about her and this could be the place to find it.
Tinie Tempah (Vodafone Stage)
19.45 – Pick of the Oxegen pops. Watch the world go nuts to ‘Pass Out’.
Metronomy (2FM Hotpress Academy)
20:00 – Synth-soaked, sophisti-pop from The English Riveria.
Shit Robot (Electric Ballroom)
20.15 – DFA’s disco-punk legend will take you from From The Cradle To The Rave.
The Strokes (Vodafone Stage)
21.30 – Worth seeing a) for material from the ace Angles and b) to see if Julian Casablancas will be as big a twat as he was last time they played here.
Leftfield (Heineken Green Spheres)
23.30 – Or would you rather watch the Black Eyed Peas? We thought not.