Oxegen 2010

Doves at Oxegen 2009 Picture RTE.ie

Just a heads up for those of you attending Oxegen in Ireland. Doves are playing the Vodafone stage at 9:30pm on Saturday. Doves are returning to Oxegen after a successful set last year.

Oxegen On MTV This Weekend

Thanks to Gerry for letting us know that MTV & VH1 in Ireland are showing highlights of the recent Oxegen festival. We don’t know if or when doves are featured. But if you do manage to catch a bit of doves, let us know! Would love to see it.

The good folks at the official doves website have put up a link to us on the site. So if doves.net is always your first port of call, you can click the fan site link on the main nav bar to find us. Or indeed if you visit us first, as always just click the doves soul image for a direct link to doves.net.

Finally, for those of you who have emailed me recently asking if I know when doves will be back in your town, sorry I don’t have any info. As soon as any new dates (if any!) are announced, you will see them here. Sorry for lack of personal replies, has been a busy few weeks for myself. I suggest you keep checking back, or keep an eye on doves board.

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.

Hop Farm Report

Here is short report of doves Hop Farm set from doves board regular richtdev.

Jimi was on form talking to the audience especially a little girl who was on her dads shoulders telling her she was a little cutie and then had a tirade at hellmans mayonnaise for pinching the logo idea from kingdom of rust. He had problems with the levels at the beginning but i have never heard Snowden Winter Hill or Kingdom Of Rust played better. As you can see by the pics on here they were smiling and having fun. Total class. The audience seemed as big as for Wellar which then makes me wonder why they didnt play the sat night headline instead of Fratellis.

You can see Rich’s photos of doves set here. Rich also provided the setlist, he noted that most of the bands were having to cut songs, due to time issues.


Winter hill
Kingdom of rust
10 03
Greatest denier
Black and White Town
The Outsiders
The Cedar Room
There Goes The Fear

According to virtualfestivals.com doves attracted the largest crowd of the weekend:

Doves pulled the biggest crowd of the weekend as they ran through tracks like ‘Black And White Town’, ‘Kingdom Of Rust’ and a samba version of ‘There Goes The Fear’, but it was the band’s gripe with Hellman’s Mayonnaise that was perhaps the most memorable moment.

“I was reading the papers over the weekend,” mused singer Jimi Goodwin, “and I came across this Hellman’s Mayonnaise advert. It looks like they’ve taken it from our backdrop. Have a look and see if we can sue them. Boycott Hellman’s Mayonnaise!”

Doves continue the festival circuit tour this weekend. On Saturday the band head over to Ireland for the Oxegen festival. Doves will play on the 02 stage before Nick Cave. Then on Sunday its a short hop over to Scotland for T in The Park. Doves will perform on the Radio 1 NME stage just after 5pm.

If you are attending either of these festivals, and you want to submit a review, setlist or photos we would love to hear from you. Just email us here.

Oxegen Festival Date Confirmed

Confirmation of Doves’ appearance at Northern Ireland’s Oxegen festival, comes courtesy of The Antrim Times.

Doves will play the festival on Saturday, July 11th.

Click here for further details.