music festival at Punchestown Racecourse, Ireland

Oxegen was an annual music festival held between 2004 and 2013. It was sponsored by Heineken and was Ireland's biggest festival.[1][2] The event was promoted by MCD Productions. Oxegen was originally a two-day festival, but in 2008 was increased to four days. It took place at the Punchestown Racecourse in County Kildare, Ireland with an average attendance of around 80,000 people a day, with around 70,000 of these camping on site for the duration, and the rest travelling to the site each day. It took place on the same weekend as T in the Park in Scotland, and would sometimes share similar line-ups each year. Oxegen was also somtimes compared to England's Glastonbury Festival, with the Oxegen 2008 festival sharing three of the same headliners.[3] The festival attracted attention from outside Ireland, with some visitors travelling from overseas.[4]


  1. "Snow Patrol steal the limelight from top acts". Irish Independent. 2007-02-02. Retrieved 2009-02-10.
  2. "OXEGEN 08: THE LINE-UP". The Irish Times. 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2009-02-21.
  3. "Goodbye Glasto... Hello Oxegen". Sunday Tribune. 2008-07-06. Retrieved 2008-07-05.
  4. "Multinational audience joins rite of passage for Irish teens". Sunday Tribune. 2008-07-13. Retrieved 2008-07-27.