REM have been confirmed as one of the headliners at this year's Oxegen Festival.

Michael Stipe and Co join Kings of Leon for the extended three day event which takes place from 11 to 13 July at Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Co Kildare.

Stipe attended the festival last year during recordings for the band's forthcoming album 'Accelerate'. The album is set for release on 1 April and was recorded in Co Westmeath.

‘Supernatural Superserious’ is the first single to be taken from the new album, and is now available digitally.  

Tickets for Oxegen will go on pre-sale to those registered on the festival's website from Monday 3 March at 8am until 8pm on Thursday 6 March, limited to four tickets per person. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 7 March at 8am.

With the event extended to three days, the campsite will open on the Thursday night for fans wishing to get an early spot. However, promoters MCD will be charging an additional €20 for the privilege of getting there early.