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Oxegen 2007 Battle of the Bands Shortlist

Oxegen 2007 Battle of the Bands

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

The short-listed bands are
Miracle Bell
My Ok Hotel
The Re-Offenders
Half Shot
Bright Light Fiasco
Dark Age Disco
Rohan and the Band

*Kill City Defectors were initially short-listed, but had to withdraw, due to injury

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.

According to Lucina Russell, Arts Officer for Kildare County Council, a whopping 55 applications were received for the competition from solo artists and bands across the county, which confirms a very healthy music scene in Kildare.  She said ‘Musicians may be disappointed that they were not short-listed, but overall, the feedback from the bands shows that they recognise that the competition was good for the promotion of emerging bands in Kildare’.

The Platform II Battle of the Bands Final takes place in Time : Bar +Venue, Naas, Co Kildare on Thursday 24th 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  Tel: 045-881222

For further information about Platform II, Tel:  045 448318, E mail:, or see