Oxegen cancelled and 'no longer viable'

Published Sunday, 20 April 2014
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Organisers of the Oxegen music festival have confirmed it has been cancelled.

Oxegen cancelled and 'no longer viable'
DJ David Guetta performed at Oxegen 2013. (© Getty)

MCD said the event will not be taking place this year due to a "lack of suitable headline acts" combined with "the financial demands by local agencies".

The company added that this makes it "no longer viable to stage the festival in its current form".

Oxegen, which takes place over three days at the Punchestown Racecourse in Co Kildare, was first held in the summer of 2004.

It took a break in 2012 before returning in 2013 when it was attended by up to 50,000 people.

In the past acts including the Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon and REM have taken part in the event, which is one of Ireland's biggest music festivals

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2 Comments
Patm in Co.down wrote (100 days ago):
Let's just forget it and jet on with some decent music.
Sid in Bangor wrote (100 days ago):
Greed is the cause of this
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