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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.
Aug 2nd 2013, 9:18 PM 26,511 67

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:

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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