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Competition: Two Kildare Bands at Oxegen 2007

Kildare County Council Proudly Presents:

Oxegen 2007 Battle of the Bands


The Oxegen '07 Battle of the Bands


Kildare County Council, in association with MCD and Naas Town Council, is delighted to announce details of PLATFORM II, the OXEGEN 2007 Battle of the Bands competition for emerging bands from Co Kildare.

The prize for two lucky performers/ bands is a much sought after slot on the New Band Stage at OXEGEN 2007, the Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Weekend of the Year , which takes place in Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Co Kildare, Sat 7th and Sun 8th July.

Bands who have played on the New Band Stage in the past include The Go Team, Super Furry Animals, The Magic Numbers, Editors, The Killers, Razorlight, The Fratellis

Platform II is open to all unsigned solo artists and bands from Co Kildare, over the age of 17

The Platform II Battle of the Bands competition takes place in Time: Bar + Venue, Naas, Co Kildare on Thursday 24 th May 2007, 9.30pm. MC for the Platform II competition is PJ Gallagher, the undisputed star of the TV Show, Naked Camera.

Tickets for the Battle of the Bands competition are available from Time @ €14

According to County Arts Officer, Lucina Russell, "this project was negotiated by Kildare County Council and Naas Town Council, with MCD, organisers of Oxegen. Already, it has generated great excitement among emerging bands in the county. It is a great way for MCD to acknowledge the local support for the Oxegen festival’.

Application forms available here

Or contact:

Kildare County Council Arts Service , Riverbank, Newbridge, Co Kildare.

Tel: 045 448318, E mail:

Closing date for applications is Monday 14 th May 2007, 5pm