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December 22, 2011

Chamber Respond to MCD's Announcement on Oxegen 2012

North Kildare Chamber are disappointed with the shock announcement today that Oxegen will not take place in 2012 in Punchestown, Naas. 

Allan Shine, CEO of North Kildare Chamber said, “ Todays announcement is a bitter blow to the Retail and Hospitality Sector in Kildare.  Having talked to MCD and Punchestown racecourse this morning we are extremly hopeful that the festival will return to the venue in 2013.  Kildare is the Capital of Festivals in Ireland – home to the National Hunt Festival, The Irish Derby, a recent Ryder Cup and several Irish Opens. 

This festival has had 8 years of great success in Kildare and whilst the news is a blow to business the Chamber will work hard with all interested parties to make sure Oxegen returns to Kildare in 2013” Shine concluded.