For once, Wet Wet Wet isn't at Oxegen
They were all expecting heavy rain, but the weather proved only a support act at Oxegen yesterday, with the threatened showers failing to steal the show.
Last night, promoters MCD estimated that there were 65,000 music fans on the site outside Naas, Co Kildare, but with drier, sunnier weather expected today and tomorrow for sets by Beyonce and Coldplay, thousands more are expected to arrive.
Our picture by Damian Eagers shows music fans enjoying the opening day.
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