FESTIVAL ORGANISERS MCD have confirmed the Foo Fighters as the first headline act for next year’s Oxegen Festival. The Seattle-based rockers are the first act announced for next year’s Punchestown showpiece, with frontman Dave Grohl saying he was looking forward to playing his band’s new album, a “festival album”, in front of a live audience. ‘Early bird’ tickets for next year’s festival go on sale this Wednesday.
# mcd - Tuesday 26 November, 2013
If all the Purple Rain drops were lemon drops and gum drops…
# mcd - Sunday 18 August, 2013
Gardaí say the number is in line with previous events this size.
# mcd - Wednesday 14 August, 2013
The Dos and Don’ts of going to Slane Castle…
# mcd - Thursday 4 July, 2013
Denis Desmond has taken up a major stake in the event, following rumours it was due to be cancelled.
# mcd - Tuesday 2 July, 2013
It follows widespread criticism of the security operation at last year’s show by Swedish House Mafia.
# mcd - Thursday 28 February, 2013
Kraftwerk will headline the new festival in Marlay Park.
# mcd - Friday 12 October, 2012
He’s playing a pretty small gig in Dublin real soon…
# mcd - Wednesday 3 October, 2012
The 22-year-old will appear in the Criminal Courts of Justice in relation to a Phoenix Park assault on July 7.
# mcd - Friday 21 September, 2012
Three of Ireland’s main promoters have said it’s not them, so who is it? Brown was convicted of assaulting the singer Rihanna in 2009.
# mcd - Thursday 6 September, 2012
An Garda Síochána have tonight released a statement, just hours after MCD issued one of their own.
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“No evidence to suggest the Concert Site was unsuitable and Gardai were aware from February2012 of the identity of the headline act” says concert promoter.
# mcd - Friday 31 August, 2012
The enhanced security and policing operations have been praised and welcomed.
# mcd - Sunday 26 August, 2012
All the arrests were for public order and minor drugs offences – though there were NO arrests at last night’s concert.
# mcd - Friday 24 August, 2012
Apparently you shouldn’t try to climb any walls.
# mcd - Monday 20 August, 2012
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Denis Desmond tells Today FM that he believes the availability of discount drink is to blame for increased concert violence.
Full refunds for disappointed ticket holders are now available from point of purchase.
# mcd - Thursday 16 August, 2012
175 gardaí will be patrolling the David Guetta concert next week with back up from dogs from the Garda drugs unit.
# mcd - Friday 3 August, 2012
Dublin councillor Mary Fitzpatrick, head of a joint policing committee, calls on OPW junior minister to force response from concert promoter on Swedish House Mafia debacle.
# mcd - Thursday 2 August, 2012
The Garda Commissioner’s report also says the Phoenix Park is not appropriate to hold electro gigs in future; MCD says the report is “unbalanced”.
# mcd - Thursday 12 July, 2012
Fine Gael TD Derek Keating has said that certain concerts should have security checks carried out that are akin to those which take place at airports.
# mcd - Wednesday 11 July, 2012
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The Justice Minister was speaking in the Dáil today in response to questions about the violent scenes at the Swedish House Mafia concert on Saturday.
# mcd - Tuesday 10 July, 2012
Gardaí say there were 33 arrests at the Swedish House Mafia concert on Saturday.
Meanwhile the Minister for Social Protection has called for an investigation into what happened at the Phoenix Park on Saturday, where nine people were stabbed at a gig.
# mcd - Monday 9 July, 2012
The Justice Minister has said that he’s concerned about the “series of disturbing incidents” which took place on Saturday night.
Nine people were injured in a series of knife attacks at the Swedish House Mafia concert on Saturday night.
# mcd - Sunday 8 July, 2012
Nine people were stabbed at last night’s gig. MCD has expressed its disappointment at a ‘small number’ engaging in anti-social behaviour.
# mcd - Saturday 7 July, 2012
Tonight’s Snoop Dogg and Swedish House Mafia show is now sold out, and with 50,000 people heading along, it’s going to be muddy.
# mcd - Wednesday 21 December, 2011
David Mongey insists the festival has only been postponed till 2013 after it was announced it would not take place next year.
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A local councillor said the decision to cancel the event at Punchestown Racecourse in Co Kildare next year was a “terrible loss” for the area.
# mcd - Wednesday 2 November, 2011
A newspaper report that the music festival is swapping Punchestown for the Park has been denied by organisers.
# mcd - Wednesday 8 June, 2011
The Punchestown festival beat out the likes of Glastonbury and the V Festival to take the top spot among 64 events across Europe.
# mcd - Monday 4 April, 2011
The Tennessee familial fourpiece will be joined by Elbow, Thin Lizzy, White Lies, Mona and the Whigs next month.
# mcd - Wednesday 9 March, 2011
The London four-piece will play Ireland’s largest festival for the first time in eight years, alongside Foo Fighters and The Strokes.