Oxegen line-up includes top DJs and hip-hop acts

OXEGEN returns to Punchestown for the August Bank Holiday weekend (August 2 to 4) boasting some of the world’s most renowned commercial dance and hip hop acts.

Headlining this year’s festival is DJ David Guetta, voted the world’s number one DJ in DJ Mag Top 100 DJs fan poll.

Guetta has sold over six million albums, 15 million singles worldwide and has consistently topped the charts with dancefloor hits such as ‘Play Hard’, ‘Titanium’, ‘Sweat’, and ‘When Love Takes Over’ featuring some of the world’s biggest music stars.

Guetta will join Calvin Harris who has just broken the record for most top 10 singles from the one album.

His current LP ‘18 months’ has achieved eight top ten hits, including the latest ‘I Need Your Love’ featuring Ellie Goulding beating Michael Jackson who previously held the record with seven top ten hits from his 1987 LP Bad.

Also heading to Punchestown this summer are UK rapper Example, dub step duo Chase & Status, one of hip hop’s finest Snoop Dogg, chart toppers Labrinth and Rita Ora, as well as Alesso, Pitbull, DJ Fresh, Soulwax, Nero, Rizzle Kicks, Nicky Romero, Sasha, Wretch 32 and Devlin performing across three stages including the Heineken Live Project stage and the Red Bull Electric Ballroom.

Joining the line up are a host of top DJs and live acts including Otto Knows, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Iggy Azalea, The Original Rudeboys, Duke Dumont, Erol Alkan, Crookers, Jack Beats, Fake Blood, Congorock, Jacob Plant, Gin ‘N’ Juice, The Dead Prezidents, Al Gibbs, George Fitzgerald, Dave DeValera, John Gibbons, Borgore, Monsta, Ayah Marrar and Danny Byrd with more to be announced alongside Ireland’s largest silent disco.

You can save 75 Euro on the 2011 ticket price when purchased between 8am on Friday, April 26 and 8am on Saturday, April 27 from Ticketmaster outlets or online at Ticketmaster.ie.

The early bird offer is valid for 24-hours only and limited to availability.

The early bird tickets are as follows:

A three-day weekend camping ticket costs 149.50 euro (including booking fee).

A two-day weekend, non-camping ticket costs 129.50 euro (including booking fee).

Oxegen 2013 capacity is limited to 50,000 and subject to license.

It is strictly for over 18s and Garda ID/passport is required.