Before official festival line-up announcements, details are often leaked online by those in the know. They’re often pretty accurate. This isn't one of those.
See if you can spot the multitude of errors in this particular effort…
It didn’t take long for some savvy contributors to the Reddit community to let their opinions be known.
Well, for starters Oxegen is a three-day festival – why would the organisers make a poster for only two days?
The zeros in “Saturday 03” and “Sunday 04” are never used in professional festival posters and have a distinctly “GAA scoreline” look about them.
The “2” stage? Times are tough, but surely SOMEONE would want to brand this place?
Speaking of branding, bigger artists (like Daft Punk) insist on having their names in distinct fonts on festival posters. Not much of that going on here.
These divas also have a funny preoccupation with having their names spelt correctly. Check out “Stone Roses” (The Stone Roses), “The Womabats” (The Wombats), the full stop after “BLOC PARTY”, “A Track” (A-Trak), “The Rubber bandits” (The Rubberbandits) and probably a few more.
Unless you're kd lang, the artists generally like to use uppercase letters in their names too - people like Jack beats, The chemical Brothers, The game, The horrors, doves and, ironically, the capitals.
Australian ambient band Pendulum are on hiatus and only playing DJ sets.
Then there’s each band’s “ranking” on the bill on the implied timeslots. Daft Punk not headlining a stage is pretty hard to imagine. Same goes for giants like The Stone Roses and The Chemical Brothers playing FOURTH fiddle on any festival bill. Beady Eye and The Vaccines would probably be a bit non-plussed with their billing too.
Maybe this is the real one…
Here’s the most recent official stage-by-stage Oxegen poster to give you any idea of what the real thing looks like.
The full, official Oxegen lineup is set to be announced tomorrow at 7pm.