PTH2009 Registered User
#1

According to a national newspaper today Mcd plan to hold 6 concerts at phoenix park for the summer of 2012.

Who do u say these acts will be ???

My Guess

Stone Roses (Already Confirmed)
Metallica
Lady Gaga
Foo Fighters
Coldplay
Either The Killers/Paul Mcarthny or Someone else

Grindylow Closed Account
#2

Stone Roses
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Radiohead
Florence And The Machine
Coldplay

Furious-Red Moderator
#3

Stone Roses
Rihanna
Coldplay
Lady Gaga
The Killers
Snow Patrol(I know it might be too big but they can scale down capacity)

If Slane doesnt happen Foo Fighters instead of SP

scudzilla Registered User
#4

I don't really give a rats who plays there so long as they allocate one of the days to a Rock/Metal band (s)

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Furious-Red Moderator
#5

Actually hopefully that could mean we get these guys?

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karaokeman Registered User
#6

scudzilla said:
I don't really give a rats who plays there so long as they allocate one of the days to a Rock/Metal band (s)


They would sort of have to.

I doubt any other pop stars could sell 80,000 even with their massive mainstream base.

Reckon Lady GaGa will be one anyway as she still has to tour this album and it seems more likely than her doing another 5 concerts at the O2.

Not so sure if Rihanna could sell that many on her own but apart from that I don't think any other days will be allocated to pop acts as headliners.

There is 6 days, you can be pretty sure most of them will be given to rock bands.

I'd say The Killers are a good bet, maybe them with Snow Patrol sub-headlining that would be pretty good value for €63 a day ticket.

I just hope we will hear announcements soon and hopefully this won't turn into 30 pages of speculation.

Furious-Red Moderator
#7

Promoter MCD has confirmed the Oxegen festival will be taking a break next year, as Glastonbury is doing.

Separately, it has applied for a licence to stage up to six concerts in the Phoenix Park next July. Each concert will have a capacity for up to 45,500 people.

The Stone Roses have already been confirmed for a concert on Thursday, July 5th which is the day before Oxegen was due to start. To date it has coincided with its sister festival, T-in-the-Park in Scotland, which takes place on the weekend of July 6th to 8th.

MCD may host a conference the day after the Stone Roses play or during that weekend to coincide with T-in-the-Park. It would be followed by a number more through July. The Phoenix Park concerts will be similar to those held in Marley Park where the stage is set up and various acts play over a number of weeks. Each show will be a standalone event.

Suspicions that Oxegen would not be going ahead next year were amplified when no pre-Christmas announcement was made about early bird tickets despite those for T-in-the-Park being announced.

Oxegen has been running from 2004 and is the biggest music event in Ireland attracting major contemporary music acts. Last year’s line-up included Beyonce, Coldplay and the Black Eyed Peas.

Prior to Oxegen the event was known as Witnness. It took place at Punchestown Racecourse and, at its peak, sold out its capacity of 80,000 tickets.

However, the recession has taken its toll on those in 18 and 25 age cohort for whom the festival has been a right of passage.

Some 58,000 people attended on Friday of last year’s festival with 70,000 attending the Saturday and Sunday. These numbers were significantly down on previous years.

The announcement has become something of the worst kept secret in Irish music. It now remains to be seen if a succession of concerts in the Phoenix Park on the lines of the festivals in Victoria Park in London will be hosted in Dublin next summer. Among the acts touring next year that could play the Phoenix Park are Coldplay, Lady GaGa, Black Sabbath, The Who and The Beachboys.


So with a capacity of 45,000 then it might make it easier to sell out instead of going for 60,000 or 80,000

iangobl Closed Account
#8

I heard Foo fighters said at oxegen last year they would be back in ireland in summer 2012. Hopefully they play one of these. Ill be first in line if they are anyway

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RayCon Registered User
#9

My money's on Black Sabbath

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Mushy Registered User
#10

Really hope no act gets two night. Great chance to attract more better lineups for varying bands. I can still see lady gaga getting two of the nights tho which is stupid.

scudzilla Registered User
#11

RayCon said:
My money's on Black Sabbath


Good shout, Never thought of them but you may be onto something here.

With a good support line up they'll easily sell it out, and Sabbath always have a great support for the big outdoor gigs, and normally newer and younger heavier bands too.

Even though i can't stand what Sabbath has become now i'll probably go

O'Doodle Registered User
#12

Two Door Cinema Club
Snow Patrol
Foster and the People
The Killers
Snow Patrol
Muse
Foo Fighters

that leaves U2 to play Slane

scudzilla Registered User
#13

O'Doodle;76124548
Two Door Cinema Club
Snow Patrol
Foster and the People
The Killers
Snow Patrol
Muse
Foo Fighters

that leaves U2 to play Slane


Two Door Cinema Club & Foster and the People headlining a 45,000 Phoenix Park gig.


BARMAN, I'll have a pint of what this guy's drinking please

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O'Doodle Registered User
#14

Course not head-ling, just as long as these bands are playing along with the bigger acts I'll be happy

StaticAge11 Registered User
#15

Metallica In June, kick off the gigs by tearing the place down

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