Gates opened yesterday as the first fans arrived for this year’s Oxegen Festival at Punchestown Racecourse.
By 1pm on Thursday afternoon over 17,000 campers had arrived, with 35,000 expected over the course of the weekend.
Last night campers were entertained in the campsites by acts at The Tribute Stage, including a Micheal Jackson tribute act ‘Man In The Mirror’, an Oasis tribute band and The Police Force who, as you might expect, pay homage to The Police. The Tribute Stage will run again from 6pm until 2am today.
The Nokia Live Stage, which is in the blue campsite, has one of the largest mobile screens in the world, and will feature DJs, VJs, a Festival TV channel, and 3D VJ Pioneers, NOVAK, over the weekend. Tonight, Nokia will present DJ sets from the likes of MTV’s Eclectic Method, 3D Disco, Arveene & Misk, thesmokeeaters, Dave Davin, Brian Maher, JB the Deejay, Lorcan Mak & Propaganda DJs.
Tonight will also see the opening of the campsites very weird, but very wonderful Silent Disco. Oxegen clubbers will be equipped with wireless headphones, while two separate DJs broadcast to them live via two dedicated FM channels.
The Signing Tent is gearing up for Day One, with Eliza Doolittle, Delorentos, Villagers, CODES and Tinie Tempah among those set to appear.
Tonight hip hop demi-god Jay Z makes his Oxegen debut and it’s a must-see show for a myriad of different reasons.Read More
Reminder of today's timetables for all stages!Read More
We've also got the first of the Day Two live actionRead More
Fans are advised that the Blue Car park is now full. Anyone with red car park pass can continue to the red car park.Read More
On the Main Stage, an appearance by The Coronas captures the mood of the enthusiastic massesRead More
We've got the confirmed times for Friday and Saturday at our Signing Tent, with Sunday's to follow shortly. Form an orderly queue please!Read More
You'll be able to meet them on Sunday afternoon.Read More
You can get them from their official website.Read More
Almost 30 hours of live music, full web coverage, interviews and a partnership in Hot Press's very own stage, means that RTÉ's flagship music station and its digital sister are unrivaled when it comes to festival coverage.Read More
Awake Young Soldiers & Funzo will be playing the Hot Press/Academy Stage.Read More
There are some seriously tough choices to be made!Read More
David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Mumford & Sons headline, and are now joined by an expanded line-up of Irish and international artists.Read More
Perhaps the most genre hopping of all stages at Oxegen, this year's line-up ranges from DJs to Indie-folk, and graduates of Red Bull's Music Academy who have gone on to international successRead More
Simian Mobile Disco, Armand Van Helden, Steve Angello and Erol Alkan among the many acts who'll be taking to the decksRead More
First Local Natives, and now Plan B and Biffy Clyro! Yup, the Oxegen bill has gained itself three new acts this afternoon...Read More
There’s only six weeks to go before Oxegen kicks off and Hot Press will once again be in the thick of the Punchestown action.Read More
Festival only 51 days away.Read More
We'll have the latest list of additions – some of them biggies – at 8pm tonight.Read More
12 more acts have been unveiled for Punchestown.Read More
Closing date for the competition, which gives the winners a slot on the New Band Stage, is this Friday, April 30.Read More
Following the success of the tent at last year's festival, the Red Bull Music Academy returns to Oxegen this summerRead More
Dizzee Rascal, Julian Casablancas & Laura Marling are among those joining the Punchestown fray.Read More
Tickets go back on sale on FridayRead More
Here's a short video of yesterday's Oxegen launch, featuring Hot Press' very own Stuart Clark, who MC'd the event.Read More
Eminem, Muse, Jay-Z & Florence are among the headliners, and tickets will go on sale at 8am on Friday 12 MarchRead More