The outspoken and controversial Sinead O’Connor is due to appear at the Oxegen festival at Punchestown Racecourse on Sunday 8th July. Love her or loathe her, she should be one of the most interesting acts at the event.
Ireland’s Sinead O’Connor is probably as well known for her interviews and personal life as she is for her music. She’s been ordained as a priest in a small Catholic sect, came out of the closet in 2000, put herself back in soon afterwards and was boycotted by radio stations across the USA after her infamous Saturday Night Live appearance in 1992, when she tore up a photo of the Pope during a performance.
But Oxegen is about the bringing great music to Ireland, and she’ll be sure to deliver. With a back catalogue that takes in reggae, gospel, traditional Irish music, pop and rock, Sinead O’Connor alone is almost as diverse as all the rest of the Oxegen festival.
Oxegen 2007 promises to be the greatest rock n roll event in Ireland, with acts like Snow Patrol, The Killers, Tori Amos, My Chemical Romance, Wu Tang Clan, Daft Punk and Mika among the acts playing over the weekend.
There are also still plenty of rumours swirling around, with some commentators suggesting that Bono and Radiohead will be appearing.
Whether any of the rumours turn out to be true or not, fans know they will be in for a great weekend.
Over 80,000 music lovers will be at Oxegen 2007, on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July. Tickets sold out in just over an hour as lucky fans got there hands on tickets for some of the best music in Ireland.
As well as many established bands, two unsigned acts will be part of the Oxegen festival. The winners of the Platform II Battle of the Bands will have a dream come true as they join the bill at Oxegen ’07.
It should be one of the biggest music events in Ireland.