by / June 18th, 2008 /

IMRO New Sounds Stage @ Oxegen


The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and OXEGEN have teamed up to curate a stage of emerging talent both from Ireland and abroad appear at this year’s festival.

The IMRO New Sounds Stage will see performances from new acts on the Saturday (12th) and Sunday (13th) of the festival.

The full IMRO New Sounds Stage line-up is:

Saturday 12th July: Blood Red Shoes, Codes, Gary Go, Oppenheimer, Sons Of Albion, New Amusement, The Golden Silvers, The Cades, The Red Labels, Future Chaser.

Sunday 13th July: Dry Country, Team Waterpolo, Halves, Crayonsmith, The Rocket Summer, Brothers Movement, The Hazy Janes, Fighting With Wire, Arno Carstens, The Television Room.

Extra tickets for Oxegen are on sale this Friday.


Main Stage: Kings of Leon, Interpol, Editors, Paddy Casey, The Coronas and Amy Macdonald.
The O2 Stage: Groove Armada, The Go! Team, Ben Folds, dEUS, Sugababes and Future Kings of Spain.
Green Room: Bell X1, Mundy, Aslan, The Saw Doctors and Captain.
Pet Sounds: Cat Power, Aphex Twin, Tricky, Battles and God Is An Astronaut.
2FM New Band Stage/Futures: White Denim, Friendly Fires, The Metros, Noah & The Whale, Sparkadia, Bryn Christopher, Liam Finn and Leopold.
Dance Stage: Calvin Harris, Unkle, Annie Mac, MSTRKRFT, Koze, Kosheen, Sneaky Sound System and Burns.

Main Stage: The Verve, R.E.M., Stereophonics, Amy Winehouse, Counting Crows, Newton Faulkner, Scouting For Girls and Bowling For Soup.
The O2 Stage: The Prodigy, The Zutons, Feeder, Panic at the Disco, The Enemy, The Hoosiers, The Wombats, Powderfinger, One Night Only and Little Man Tate.
Green Room: Manic Street Preachers, The Charlatans, Pendulum, Echo and the Bunnymen, Vampire Weekend, British Sea Power, The Ting Tings, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Delays and Concerto For Constantine.
Pet Sounds: The National, Hot Chip, Richard Hawley, Seasick Steve, Declan O’Rourke, Paul Heaton, My Morning Jacket, Camille O’Sullivan and Jack McManus.
2FM New Band Stage/Futures: Elliot Minor, Royworld, Joe Lean and The Jing Jang Jong, Black Kids, Alphabeat, Ida Maria, Yeasayer, Holy Fuck, Mindless Self Indulgence, Cage The Elephant and Sergeant.
Dance Tent: Justice, Boys Noize, Slam, Michael Mayer, Streetlife DJs, Kavinsky, The Japanese Popstars and Chemistry DJ’s.
IMRO New Sounds Stage: Blood Red Shoes, Codes, Gary Go, Oppenheimer, Sons Of Albion, New Amusement, The Golden Silvers, The Cades The Red Labels, Future Chaser.


Main Stage: Rage Against The Machine, Kaiser Chiefs, The Fratellis, The Kooks, The Blizzards, The Feeling and Eddy Grant.
The O2 Stage: Chemical Brothers, The Raconteurs, Republic Of Loose, Kate Nash, The Pigeon Detectives, We Are Scientists, The Courteeners and The Subways.
Green Room: Ian Brown, The Pogues, Tom Baxter, Reverend and the Makers, Jack Penate, Alabama 3, The Stranglers, The Hold Steady and The Whigs.
Pet Sounds: The Swell Season featuring Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová, Roisin Murphy, Band of Horses, MGMT, Delorentos, Lightspeed Champion, David Jordan and Ryan Bingham.
2FM New Band Stage/Futures: Los Campesinos!, Cajun Dance Party, Flogging Molly, Fight Like Apes, Glasvegas, The Script, Twisted Wheel, In Case Of Fire, Jaguar Love and White Lies.
Dance Tent: David Guetta, Luciano, Mylo, Kaz James, Carl Craig, Crookers, Radioslave, Does It Offend You Yeah? and Quiet Village.
IMRO New Sounds Stage: Dry County, Team Waterpolo, Halves, Crayonsmith, The Rocket Summer, Brothers Movement, The Hazy Janes, Fighting With Wire, Arno Carstens, The Television Room.

  • Sean Donegan

    Caught a few of these bands at the best of IMRO showcase, plenty of potential there. Be interesting to see where the actual stage is, hope it ain’t buried behind the amusements or somewhere like that.

  • be interesting to see if IMRO demand that those bands get paid for their appearance…… or if they’re just exploiting young talent with talk of great opportunities while shamelessly promoting their own brand..
    funny how they went after Aiken and there they are, arm in arm with MCD for another outdoor festival.. of course that’s not suspicious at all is it?

  • Colin

    Brothers Movement? – I know this is the remnants of Mainline but what have BM done to deserve to be on this bill? Do they even have a single?! One big nasty clique IMRO is if you as me!…… Nice to see Dry County headlining.

  • Sean Donegan

    Liamóg : yes it is very suspicious considering IMRO have not “gone after” Aiken.

  • ah i suppose you’re right Sean, releasing threatening press releases only be to be embarassed when courts are directing one to mediate and one has neglected to mention that fact, can’t really be called “going after” someone…. More like a “bungled attempt” to “go after” someone..

    also, get jokes much?

  • Sean Donegan

    I’d love to fill you in on the actual facts Liam of what’s gone on and and how it has come to this point, but it would be a waste of time at the moment. We will all see how it pans out in 3 weeks.

    Also, I love jokes, got any good ones?

  • [quote post=”1101″]Also, I love jokes, got any good ones?[/quote]

    Oh yes! I got one!

    Q: Why does Snoop Doog always bring an umbrella with him?

    A: Fo’ Drizzle

  • Sean Donegan

    I must be completely out of touch with mainstream hip hop Niall as I don’t get it 🙁 Shame on me.