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How Twitter reacted to the end of Oxegen (for now, anyway)

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Fans at Oxegen in 2010
Fans at Oxegen in 2010
Image: PA Archive/Press Association Images

IT WAS ANNOUNCED today that the Oxegen music festival will not be going ahead this year.

In a short statement, promoters MCD confirmed the news and hinted that the three-day event – which at its peak had a capacity of 80,000 – may never return.

The company said it was “no longer viable to stage the Festival in its current form”.

Here’s how Twitter reacted.

Some people were devastated:

Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Some people were happy:

Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

But perhaps the biggest contingent were worried about a possible impact on other festivals:

Some have even called for drastic measures:

Although others have accused them of snobbery.

So long, Oxegen.

Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

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