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Singing in the rain: day one at Oxegen (Gallery)

Wellies at the ready, but spirits not dampened by soggy start to weekend music festival.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

RAIN DIDN’T stop play at Oxegen today, where thousands have gathered to kick off the annual music festival.

Around 150 acts are due to entertain 80,000-strong crowds by the time the festival wraps up on Sunday night.

AA Roadwatch said there were no major delays for people accessing the campsites and carparks of the festival this evening. Heading down over the weekend? Check out TheJournal.ie‘s guide to getting there.

Here’s some of what went down at Punchestown today:

Singing in the rain: day one at Oxegen (Gallery)
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    The crowd watching 'Weezer' playing on the Main Stage today at Oxegen 2011. (Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
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    Pictured, from left, Colm Armstrong, Ben Mathewson, Craig Hogg, Richard McAllester and Andrew Kirk from Antrim the Main Stage today at Oxegen 2011. (Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
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    The girls out today at Oxegen 2011. (Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
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    Pictured, from left, are David Colbert, Eddie Conlon and Donnie Coke from Wicklow enjoying themselves today. (Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
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    Pictured, from left, are David Colbert, Eddie Conlon and Donnie Coke from Wicklow at Oxegen 2011. (Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
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    Reanne Vantoor from the Netherlands takes cover from the rain. (Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
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    Stocking up. (Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
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    Rena Lovelis from 'Cherri Bomb' playing on the 2FM Hotpress Academy Stage today. (Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
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    Alex Sisk, left, and Conor Blunt from Swords. (Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
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    Lorna Hutchman, right, and Orlagh Dooley from Derry enjoying themselves despite mucky conditions at Oxegen today. (Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
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    Andy McKeown and Sinead Campbell from Belfast all dressed up for Oxegen 2011. (Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)

Read: Not-so-easy-riders: 7 Oxegen acts and their backstage demands >

Gallery: Setting up camp at Oxegen >

In numbers: the Oxegen festival >

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