Kings Of Leon confirmed for Oxegen

Kings Of Leon are the first act confirmed for next year's Oxegen Festival in Ireland.

The band were the most requested choice of festival fans after organisers opened up their booking policy to the ballot.

Singer Caleb Followill said: "We love playing in Ireland, the fans are brilliant and we can't wait to play Oxegen 2008".

The festival will expand to three days in line with its sister event T In The Park. It will feature live music on Friday evening and will now open its campsite from Thursday.

Oxegen takes place at Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Co Kildare from 11-13 July.

Pre-sale tickets are on sale now priced at €197.50 including bookfeing fee. Tickets include a free car park space available for every four tickets booked and tickets are limited to four per person.

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The festival will now open its campsite on Thursday and you can also decide whether you camp in site Red or Blue. Thursday night costs an extra €20.