Oxegen 2008 - Awards


In late 2008, Oxegen '08 won the Best European Festival at the UK Festival Awards which was voted for by members of the public from across Europe and the "Yourope Award for Best European Festival", the first Irish festival to receive this award and one of only 18 worldwide.

Republic of Loose's set was named third best gig of 2008 by RTÉ. Other honourable mentions went to Scouting for Girls, Róisín Murphy and R.E.M..

And, for the second consecutive year, The Blizzards's Sunday Main Stage performance was nominated for Best Irish Live Performance at the 2009 Meteor Awards. They won this award for the second consecutive year at the ceremony on 17 March 2009.

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