Over 80,000 fans enjoyed a weekend of music and mud at the Oxegen festival.
The Killers brought the weekend to a close, with a storming set. Their brand of indie rock had the whole of Punchestown Racecourse bouncing.
Saturday was headlined by Snow Patrol and Muse. Snow Patrol were given a heroes welcome, for what was treated as a homecoming.
Over the last year, the Northern Irish band have become one of the biggest acts in the world, and few bands could have followed them.
Fortunately, Muse were the perfect choice.
Their flamboyant art-rock is made for festivals, and Muse brought Saturday to a close with a bang.
The eclectic mix of music meant Oxegen had something for everyone. Tori Amos drew an appreciative crowd, which enjoyed her experimental piano ballads. At the other end of the musical spectrum, the Wu Tang Clan also thrilled their fans, proving they are the kings of gangsta rap.
The Gossip, Scissor Sisters, Avril Lavigne and Mika were all making their first appearance at Oxegen, but they all played liked festival veterans.
This year’s Oxegen festival also saw many acts returning to Punchestown. Razorlight, The Kooks, Maximo Park and Daft Punk were all given a warm welcome by the fans at Oxegen.
If the 100 bands weren’t enough for you, the festival featured some of Ireland’s best comedy talent in the Laughter Lounge tent. There was also a fun fair and, thanks to the less than ideal weather, plenty of opportunities to enjoy mud wrestling and mud slides. In fact, anything that involved mud.
But the rain couldn’t dampen spirits, and no doubt people have already started counting down to Oxegen 2008.