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Music / August 4, 2021

Electric Picnic refused licence for 2021 festival

Music / August 4, 2021

Electric Picnic refused licence for 2021 festival

Words: Dylan Murphy

Laois County Council issued a statement today announcing the news that the festival in Stradbally would not be granted a license.

In another blow to hopes for the return of live music and crowds this side of Christmas, the organisers of Electric Picnic were today refused a licence for this year’s festivities.

Laois County Council said in a statement that they made the decision based on “the most up-to-date public health advice made available to the Council by the HSE”.

Continuing it said, “Furthermore it is noted that under current Government measures for the management of Covid-19 events of this nature are restricted of 500 people only.”

It comes after MCD shared a list of 12 reasons why the festival should go ahead:

The festival had been delayed until later in the month of September to give a better chance of it occurring at full capacity.

More news as it comes.

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