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Thursday 10 July 2014

In Pictures: Oxegen 2011 - Beyonce, The Saturdays and The Script ...

,The Saturdays at OXEGEN 11 in Punchestown..KOBPIX NO FEE PIX ..7.7.11

More than 70,000 music fans made the annual pilgrimage to Oxegen in Co Kildare, with thousands of Northern Irish fans making their annual trip for the music fest.

And despite a miserable Friday night of rain, fans spent Saturday and Sunday bathing in glorious sunshine.

On Friday night rockers The Script took to the main stage and stayed there afterwards to watch close pals the Black Eyed Peas.

The Script’s singer Danny O'Donoghue revealed that the bands have grown close and partied into the wee hours of the morning.

He said: “Mark Sheehan and Will-i-am worked on a charity a few months ago.

“They were working on a clay sculpture that was auctioned for charity. Mark is the Irish Will-i-am and we are friendly with them.

“We have been on tour with them and they are great fun and put on one hell of a show.

“The last few weeks have just been incredible for us with the gig in the Aviva and Oxegen, so we had a lot to celebrate.

“We were on home turf and this is our festival.”

The Script weren’t the only act celebrating at Oxegen.

Rockers the Foo Fighters were given a special presentation by their record label Sony Music in their dressing room before going on stage.

Dave Grohl was presented with the platinum disc for more than one million record sales of their greatest hits album before wowing the crowds.

“There was a very special presentation in the Foos’ dressing room last night”, said a record company insider.

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