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Champagne and fruit for Beyonce and Jay-Z

WELCOME to the Oxegen room fit for a King and a Queen -- where Beyonce and Jay-Z will enjoy the luxury at this weekend's festival.

Organisers have built the world's biggest celebrity couple their very own VIP pad on-site at the Punchestown racecourse in Co Kildare to enjoy before and after the Bootylicious star's headline performance at Oxegen.

The Herald enjoyed an exclusive sneak peak into the acclaimed R&B artist's backstage dressing room, where a team of workers are busy putting the finishing touches to the star's private quarters.

As our exclusive photographs reveal, the stunning Halo singer, who performs on the main stage on Sunday evening, can look forward to choosing from a selection of top of the range champagnes following her performance.

After her own act comes to a close, the songstress is due to join her hubby Jay-Z and good pal Gwyneth Paltrow (inset) to watch Coldplay's closing act.

It will be all business for Beyonce before her set however, with the health conscious singer requesting that her backstage dressing room be kitted out with a selection of fruits and mineral water.

Beyonce is also keen to try some Irish treats, and developed a love for Irish candies while performing in Dublin last year.

Lead singer of Coldplay Chris Martin and his bandmates meanwhile have asked for vegetarian, gluten-free dips, crudites and mineral water in their room backstage.

Other big names jetting in to play on the main stage include The Script, Slash, Beady Eye, My Chemical Romance, Black Eyed Peas and Two Door Cinema Club.

Off the stage plenty of new attractions have been added to this year's festival, including the hugely popular 'Silent Disco.'

Those planning to pitch their tents when the campsites officially open tomorrow at 12pm can look forward to enjoying the music of their favourite bands, with a number of tribute bands set to perform in the Blue campsite.

This year for the first time ever fans can also enjoy campsite bars.

The bars will be located close to the main entrance of both the Red and Blue campsites.

This year's festival will again see the return of Heineken's Cold Rooms, which will be free to use for those who arrive with cans of Heineken.

For anyone who overindulges and has difficulty finding their tent, a unique iPhone app has just been launched, which will allow festival goers to tag their tents in case of emergencies.

For those fretting about their appearance, the Pink Pamper Salon will be at both the Blue and Green campsites.

Fashion conscious festival goers can also stock up on their festival must-haves at this year's first ever Penney's Pop Up Shop.

Those travelling to the event are being asked to take public transport where possible or alternatively to use the Park and Ride service at Goffs.

Gardai will be providing regular traffic updates via their Twitter account.

lnolan@herald.ie


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