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In pics: Thousands gather in Punchestown as Oxegen festival gets underway

David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Snoop Dogg are among the acts playing in Kildare this weekend.

THE AUGUST BANK Holiday is just getting started and thousands are gathering at Punchestown Racecourse in Kildare ahead of the Oxegen music festival.

After taking a year out, the festival is back in full swing this year with Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Snoop Dogg, 2ManyDJs and Chase & Status among the acts featuring this weekend.

The festival kicks of properly tomorrow with more music on Sunday but crowds have begun to descend on the venue today:

In pics: Thousands gather in Punchestown as Oxegen festival gets underway
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Read: What to expect at Oxegen this weekend

More: 9 reasons why you’re better off never going to a music festival

Read: Oxegen fans on Facebook learn that change is hard

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