OXFORD UNITED!

Two local bands will join the likes of Supergrass and Beck at South Park, Oxford...

RADIOHEAD have confirmed the full line-up of support bands for their SOUTH PARK gig in OXFORD on July 7, with two local bands appearing alongside acts already confirmed.

Beck, Sigur Ros, Supergrass, Humphrey Lyttleton, and two local bands, The Rock Of Travolta and Hester Thrale, will join the band for their hometown performance.

The Rock of Travolta’s Phill Honey told NME.COM that Radiohead invited two local bands by way of putting something back into the Oxford music scene. “The promoters were asked to collect demos so Radiohead could personally listen to them. Phil Selway had been to one of our gigs previously so we thought we might be in with a chance. We then heard reports that Ed O’Brien really liked our mini-album. As far as we know, the promoters put us forward for it but Radiohead had the final decision.”

Honey is anticipating South Park will be an upbeat event. “We will make it a rock’n’roll day for us but not sure about the whole thing, though. Our cellist went to [Radiohead‘s] Doncaster aftershow on the last tour and there was only two bottles of wine drank throughout the whole ‘party’, and that was by her! I’ve been to about five or six Radiohead gigs and it is always good fun. People say ‘Don’t you just go home depressed?’ but you don’t. How can you when you’ve just witnessed the best band in the world? I think it will be like a mini-festival but without having to stay in a piss-soaked tent in a shit-filled field.”