Oxegen Reviews

Some of you have been asking why we haven’t covered Oxegen, as we did T in the Park. Quite simply there has been very little media coverage of doves set. I did manage to catch some of doves set on RTE’s 2FM internet stream. Jimi had the crowd shout out to the dance tent to shut up, before 10.03. Also heard on the stream was Greatest Denier, Kingdom Of Rust & Black And White Town before the the radio DJ told doves to shut up!

Setlist from RTE:

The Greatest Denier
Kingdom Of Rust
Black + White
The Outsiders
The Cedar Room
The Fear

Here’s what I have been able to find:

It proved to be a very mellow affair on the whole, played to an enthusiastic crowd of sing-along out-of-tuners (there are no prizes for guessing that the bars shut promptly at 10pm)! Most of the set came from this year’s Kingdom of Rust album, including set opener Jetstream, 10:03, and the album’s titular track. Unsurprisingly, they also found time for a few old reliables such as Pounding, Black and White Town, and the inevitable show closer in the superlative There Goes the Fear.

To read the full review, click here.

Almost predictably, UK band Doves played one of the best sets of the weekend, the edgier material from recent album Kingdom of Rust sitting happily alongside their older material, with finale There Goes The Fear one of the highlights of the weekend.

The O2 stage is rescued by a reliably brilliant show from Doves, drawing an impressive number in spite of being up against Bloc Party on the main stage.

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