Originally Posted by Furious-Red
Agreed , ive went every year since 2006 and always had a great time . Exactly there will always be a market for a multi-stage festival and its just unfortunate that the recession has taken its toll on it . Oxegen was basically a Celtic Tiger thing , prices kept going up and people kept paying , until they lost jobs etc and could'nt afford tickets anymore
The line up was predominately youth based as well, which given its a summer festival must have suffered since a large proportion of the under 25's are now in Australia/ New Zealand etc.
Its a changing scene really. I like the concept of the 6 gigs in the park but I think a Belsonic style event would have worked better and been more economical for music fans to attend.
As for three/four stage festivals, definitely a place in Ireland for them, however, consumers want more from events now, and appreciate a higher calibre of musicians and facilities.