1. avatar Biff
    Heard from a reliable source (but then again when are sources not "reliable"?!) that Oasis will be headlining Slane this summer.

    For that reason I'm oot.
  2. avatar Ric_vdb
    gutted, i remember it was rumoured to be radiohead.
  3. avatar jonnywad
    i heard it was joe lean and the jim jam dong.
  4. avatar the_doctor199
    Im still holding out for AC/DC :D
  5. avatar Joeplaysthedrums
    I heard from a reliable source that AC/DC would be headlining Slane this year.

    I heard from a reliable source that Prince would be headlining Slane this year.

    I heard from a reliable source that Led Zeppelin would be headlining Slane this year.

    I heard from a reliable source that Oasis would be headlining Slane this year.
  6. avatar the_doctor199
    [quote:a153ca9f97="Joeplaysthedrums"]
    I heard from a reliable source that Led Zeppelin would be headlining Slane this year. [/quote:a153ca9f97]

    Just as you mention that, anyone read in the papers that Zeppelin are rehearsing with Myles from Alter Bridge? AB are one of my favourite bands but dont see this happening.
  7. avatar nocturn
    [quote:4849d4b9c4="the_doctor199"][quote:4849d4b9c4="Joeplaysthedrums"]
    I heard from a reliable source that Led Zeppelin would be headlining Slane this year. [/quote:4849d4b9c4]

    Just as you mention that, anyone read in the papers that Zeppelin are rehearsing with Myles from Alter Bridge? AB are one of my favourite bands but dont see this happening.[/quote:4849d4b9c4]

    Its true, i read on Myles blog somewhere recently...not a huge Alterbridge fan but hes a good vcalist and they do a mean cover of Kashmir.
  8. avatar confetti
    http://www.irishtimes.com/blogs/ontherecord/2008/10/13/oasis-slane-castle-summer-2009/
    Jim Carroll is rarely wrong, and he says its twoo, about Oasis.
  9. avatar supershedseven
    Oasis fan forums all reporting this now. One stating Lord Mount Charles has reported to say " he wants nobody else".

    Id say support will come from Kings Of Leon, Kasabian, Coral, The Courteers (or whatever they are called), BRMC. Oasis tend to put mates on with big gigs.
  10. avatar jonnywad
    [quote:ca6452301b]Id say support will come from Kings Of Leon, Kasabian, Coral, The Courteers[/quote:ca6452301b]

    or else alexander oneal or joe wong and the big fat dong.
  11. avatar supershedseven
    [quote:1027d4ff36="jonnywad"][quote:1027d4ff36]Id say support will come from Kings Of Leon, Kasabian, Coral, The Courteers[/quote:1027d4ff36]

    or else alexander oneal or joe wong and the big fat dong.[/quote:1027d4ff36]

    or even them.
  12. avatar T Entertainment
    It's announced at one today. My money is on The Beatles, supported by Anal C*nt and Rikmandu.
  13. avatar 10rapid
    I heard the Varionis were offered it, being the future of indie and all, but they thought the soundman was a c*nt and told them all to fuck off
  14. avatar Eamonn Evangelists
    [quote:cc0cd57ec0="Joeplaysthedrums"]I heard from a reliable source that AC/DC would be headlining Slane this year.

    I heard from a reliable source that Prince would be headlining Slane this year.

    I heard from a reliable source that Led Zeppelin would be headlining Slane this year.

    I heard from a reliable source that Oasis would be headlining Slane this year.[/quote:cc0cd57ec0]

    In that case there must be 4 stages this year. Spread the word people!!
  15. avatar edwin mcfee
    all things considered it certainly looks like it'll be Oasis alright.

    the press conference is happening tomorrow(oct 15) at 1pm in Slane Castle and the band (whoever they may be) will be in attendence to answer questions.

    I've never been to Slane before, so i'm not looking forward to getting lost on the motorway tomorrow morning!
  16. avatar T Entertainment
    Oh aye, it is indeed tomorrow - I am having one of those work-related periods when I very often have no idea what day of the week it is... :shock:
  17. avatar the_doctor199
    [quote:e72842c262="edwin mcfee"]the press conference is happening tomorrow(oct 15) at 1pm in Slane Castle and the band (whoever they may be) will be in attendence to answer questions.

    I've never been to Slane before, so i'm not looking forward to getting lost on the motorway tomorrow morning![/quote:e72842c262]

    Wouldn't it have been easier to have the conference next week when there here anyway?! There playing in Birmingham tomorrow night as well, im hoping its not them then!

    Ps Slane isnt too hard to get to, its pretty much main roads the whole way there.
  18. avatar ShowYourBones
    Hopefully its a smokescreen and they have indeed booked Radiohead.
  19. avatar edwin mcfee
    [quote:6b69358bb2]Ps Slane isnt too hard to get to, its pretty much main roads the whole way there.[/quote:6b69358bb2]

    oh really?aw good stuff!at this stage i'd be surprised it if wasn't the boul Liam and Co, but i guess we'll know for definite tomorrow!
  20. avatar noelyg05
    [quote:1c4ea06a34="10rapid"]I heard the Varionis were offered it, being the future of music not belonging to or affiliated with a major record company and all, but they thought the soundman was a c*nt and told them all to fuck off[/quote:1c4ea06a34]


    That and the fact that the stage was going to be too small for our inflated egos :D
  21. avatar confetti
    could be metallica.
  22. avatar Dirty Stevie Grizz
    I hope it's Noah & The Whale with support from Feist
  23. avatar the_doctor199
    [quote:d0f98cb5f8="confetti"]could be metallica.[/quote:d0f98cb5f8]

    There in LA tomorrow doing a photo shoot with Ross Halfin and are playing here in February so i doubt it but hope it is!
  24. avatar the_doctor199
    [quote:57129c911e]After taking an enforced year out due to the lack of a suitable headliner, Slane returns on June 20 with current Hot Press cover stars Oasis headlining.

    The news, which broke earlier this week, was officially confirmed a few minutes ago at a Slane Castle press conference hosted by Lord Henry Mountcharles and attended by Noel Gallagher and Gem Archer who, rock stars that they are, arrived by helicopter.

    Noel and Liam will be no strangers to Slane having previously played there in 1995 as support to REM – an event that’s comprehensively documented on hotpress.com.

    The prospect of performing in front of 80,000 people is unlikely to phase the younger of the two Gallaghers who tells Hot Press: “It’s like a holiday for me playing in Ireland. It’s not like a ‘gig’ – you just go there and get fucking slaughtered with the fans, and then you wake up the next day and get slaughtered again. As soon as you get off the plane, it’s ‘Do you want a Guinness?’ and before you know it you’re having to belt out a couple of songs that they like. There’s no fucking graft in that.”

    Nicely put. Headlining Slane is yet more good news for Oasis whose Dig Out Your Soul album is currently number two in Ireland, and top of the pile in the UK.[/quote:57129c911e]
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  25. avatar pauldoherty
    Oasis then?
  26. avatar the_doctor199
    [quote:5a47b0f457="pauldoherty"]Oasis then?[/quote:5a47b0f457]

    Yeah :(
  27. avatar tinpot anto
    [quote:0938d0f9b2]After taking an enforced year out due to the lack of a suitable headliner[/quote:0938d0f9b2]



    [quote:0938d0f9b2]Noel and Liam will be no strangers to Slane having previously played there in 1995 as [i:0938d0f9b2]support[/i:0938d0f9b2] to REM [/quote:0938d0f9b2]

    When they were at the height of their fame, selling about 10 times as many records as they do now, innit?

    So they're a suitable headliner now?
  28. avatar T Entertainment
    Aye but they remain sufficiently massive.
    I can't imagine a crowd I'd less like to spend 10 hours standing in a field with than the Irish Oasis fan club.
    Present company excluded, of course. :-)
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  29. avatar pauldoherty
    Stereophonics headlined one year.......nuff said :lol:

    they are still selling millions of records etc, 90,000 albums in one day last week is still big like....

    Could be worse.....
  30. avatar tinpot anto
    Perhaps I should have said in 1995 when they were a genuinely exciting band rather than the autotuned monotone filth they peddle nowadays.

    I'm never one for the bandwagon of "only liked their early stuff" and, though I could see they were fond of the rip off, they still made some cracker songs. But Oasis in 2008 are a fucking total parody of decent music. There is no merit in it at all, worse than landfill indie, worse than X-factor. Just complete bilge.
  31. avatar confetti
    not a great Oasis fan myself, but they sold out 2 nights in the Odyssey in minutes. They have a crowd that are willing to spend the money and that is what matters most for the organisers of a festival. It will be interesting to see who else is playing though.
  32. avatar the_doctor199
    Im guna say Kasabian to support and a few others
  33. avatar blonderedhead
    [quote:6828a38614="confetti"]It will be interesting to see who else is playing though.[/quote:6828a38614]

    Aye was thinking that myself, am hoping in my own selfish ways that the support is muck though, I don't want to be tempted to pay the large amount of cash it will cost to go there. But I'm sure kasabian, courteeners, the enemey will be the type of support they'll most likely go for, so i'll sleep easy at that
  34. avatar blonderedhead
    Actually it would take more than a support band for me to go there, maybe I'd be tempted if they offered me 72 virgins
  35. avatar carriedavenport
    well as you all probably know by now Oasis did confirm to play Slane earlier today so if you want to find out what happened at the press conference check it out on http://www.hotpress.com/news/4904420.html and also see a few more shots from the day on my blog http://carriedavenport.wordpress.com/

    [img:1b105d3a9e]http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l52/carriedavenport/bloggy%20blog/15_10_08oasis001web.jpg[/img:1b105d3a9e]
  36. avatar Mickeycolensoparade
    What do you think the odds are for the General Fiasco lads opening the whole thing.
  37. avatar rigsyATL
    ATL chatting to oasis earlier today

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/atl/news_specific215472.shtml
  38. avatar dirty stevie smitty
    Oasis were given it, as they will shift 80,000 plus tickets in about 20 minutes. As much as some on here hate them, they are still seen as the people's band by the average person.

    As for wanting the likes of Radiohead to headline Slane, do you really think they could sell out as quickly?

    They only could, with a great support line up, Oasis can do it on their own. Comes down to simple finance at the end of the day.

    Roll on Slane next year, it will be a spide fest, but f**k it.
  39. avatar rigsyATL
    yes. radiohead would sell out slane, but only cause it's slane. the wouldn't shift anywhere near 80'000 tickets here if it was any other gig in the country. therefore they would never be booked for it as they're just not big enough.
  40. avatar tinpot anto
    [quote:00fdc3184d]Oasis were given it, as they will shift 80,000 plus tickets in about 20 minutes. As much as some on here hate them, they are still seen as the people's band by the average person.[/quote:00fdc3184d]

    Ten years ago I'd have bought a ticket myself, maybe. But today they barely have the right to be called a band. Any live shows I've seen have been televised in the last couple of years have involved a terrible amount of Autotuning, prerecorded guitars and were pretty lifeless - the show is about as live as a David Holmes Set.

    10 years ago it was a clever formula for generating good guitar hits. Nowadays it has no redeeming features. Even Razorlight may be irritating and terrible, but at least they still play their own instruments.
  41. avatar pauldoherty
    Oasis Score First US Top 10 Debut Since 1997

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    USA Billboard 200 News

    Despite a 69% drop-off in sales, T.I. starts a second week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Paper Trail." The Grand Hustle/Atlantic set sold 177,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, after debuting last week with 568,000.

    Metallica's Warner Bros. album "Death Magnetic" climbs back up 5-2 despite a 24% sales slide to 66,000. With a career-high for charting and sales, Rise Against's "Appeal to Reason" debuts at No. 3 with 65,000. The rock act's last set, 2006's "The Sufferer and the Witness," bowed at No. 10 with 48,000. Current single "Re-Education (Through Labor)" is No. 4 on the Modern Rock chart this week, the act's highest charting single yet.

    With 63,000 copies, Jennifer Hudson's self-titled Arista debut falls 2-4 on a 71% sales decrease to 63,000. [b:bb6a08d968]Veteran British rock act Oasis scores its first top 10 set since 1997, as "Dig Out Your Soul" (Big Brother/Warner Bros) debuts at No. 5, moving 53,000. The band's last studio set, 2005's "Don't Believe the Truth," began at No. 12 but with a larger opening sales week of 65,000. Oasis last reached the top tier when 1997's "Be Here Now" debuted and peaked at No. 2 with 152,000.

    'Dig Out Your Soul' faired even better on the Billboard Digital Sales chart, debuting at Number Two with 20,000 downloads sold[/b:bb6a08d968]

    Bob Dylan notches his 17th top 10 album -- and 50th charting set overall -- on The Billboard 200 as the triple-disc Columbia collection "The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 -- Tell Tale Signs: Rare and Unreleased, 1989-2006" debuts at No. 6 with 50,000. This is the best chart position for any album in the "Bootleg" series.

    Staying put at No. 7 for a third week straight, Kid Rock's "Rock N Roll Jesus" (Top Dog/Atlantic) moves 48,000 (-15%) in its 53rd week on the chart. Ne-Yo's "Year of the Gentleman" (Def Jam) continues its decline, falling 6-8 with 47,000 (-33%).

    source: Billboard
  42. avatar tinpot anto
    Ach Paul sure it sells but it really is a load of terrible sh1t. That current single is like a pisstake.

    I love their no nonsense schtick, especially Noel, who's always quality in interviews etc., but they treat their fans like fucking imbeciles with the crap they expect them to pay for nowadays.
  43. avatar pauldoherty
    Oh I know.....it just suprised me the way they have all of a sudden gained this big support for that albumm in the states....its crazy.They are a lazy band like....
  44. avatar Mickeycolensoparade
    I think the new album is brilliant. 'Falling Down' is a great tune
  45. avatar ShowYourBones
    The new album aint all that bad in fairness and although it is about 12/13 years too late, I think I might just venture to Slane. It's always a great days craic, although the number of potential scumbags does give me the willies.
  46. avatar ThisCharmingMan
    kasabian and the enemy support
  47. avatar blonderedhead
    how predictable
  48. avatar anty
    [quote:7667440eb9="tinpot anto"][quote:7667440eb9]Oasis were given it, as they will shift 80,000 plus tickets in about 20 minutes. As much as some on here hate them, they are still seen as the people's band by the average person.[/quote:7667440eb9]

    Ten years ago I'd have bought a ticket myself, maybe. But today they barely have the right to be called a band. Any live shows I've seen have been televised in the last couple of years have involved a terrible amount of Autotuning, prerecorded guitars and were pretty lifeless - the show is about as live as a David Holmes Set.

    10 years ago it was a clever formula for generating good guitar hits. Nowadays it has no redeeming features. Even Razorlight may be irritating and terrible, but at least they still play their own instruments.[/quote:7667440eb9]

    tut tut
  49. avatar ShowYourBones
    The Prodigy are 'Special Guests' for the Slane gig. Its 98 all over again.
  50. avatar confetti
    looks like it is about €80 standard and €90 for the golden circle
  51. avatar Chi-Lite
    Are the Prodigy really playing, or is that some kind of sick joke?

    Think I might be going, even though I don't like Oasis, the Kasabian, or whoever else it was that was mentioned. I'm just going for the drugs, to be honest

    But I wouldn't mind the Prodigy
  52. avatar kevinfreeburn
    yes the prodigy were confirmed by the promoters yesterday.
  53. avatar Chi-Lite
    Up the ra then, as they used to say.
  54. avatar toolrocket
    if they could get the Bootleg Beatles it'd be a 1996 Pairc Ui Caoimh reunion.

    To be fair, the Prodigy live blew my tiny 16 year old mind at the time
  55. avatar Captain Kennedy
    [quote:82faae2333="toolrocket"]if they could get the Bootleg Beatles it'd be a 1996 Pairc Ui Caoimh reunion.

    To be fair, the Prodigy live blew my tiny 16 year old mind at the time[/quote:82faae2333]

    Me too. That was my first proper concert. I was puking by the time the train reached Dundalk. Ahh....to be 16 again!
  56. avatar Chi-Lite
    Mad, there's me with an oul joe ticket for this. Spide-fest is right.

    I wonder what's the odds of Oasis not playing anything from their last, what, six albums? Come on, yous shower of cunts.

    Prodigy should be good oul craic though, good oul drugs an that.
  57. avatar Mickeycolensoparade
    Prodigy were deadly mad at Oxegen. As where the drugs*

    *(so i'm told)
  58. avatar supershedseven
    56000 tickets sold in the 1st hour
    sold out now

    UK your nearly all sold out. Approx 600,000 tickets sold today.

    Average ticket price is £60... thats £36million quid bought in tickets.... no sign of the Credit Crunch here?

    They will go far them boys :lol:
  59. avatar whipchorus
    I heard Tony McCarroll's Classical Gas was the support.
  60. avatar the_doctor199
    Glasvegas and The Blizzards have been added to the lineup for this.