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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]

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