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Electric Picnic 2020 Has Been Cancelled


This year's Electric Picnic festival has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The organisers of the sold-out festival say cancellation "has become unavoidable".

Most of the country's other major summer music festivals have already postponed or cancelled this year's events.

While mass gatherings have been ruled out until at least August, the 70,000-capacity Electric Picnic had still been scheduled to take place in early September.

Organisers have now confirmed they won't be able to proceed with the planned festival in Co Laois.

In a statement, they said: "Whilst the entire Electric Picnic team are terribly disappointed, we have a responsibility to all our fans, artists, crews, suppliers, sponsors, partners and our entire Electric Picnic family including the wonderful people of Stradbally who have welcomed us into their community each year.

"We would like to thank each and every one of them for their fantastic support and outstanding contribution towards making the festival such an amazing event and look forward to welcoming everyone back in 2021 for lots more fun, music, extravagance and magical moments."

All tickets can be refunded, with ticket-holders also being given the option of keeping their ticket for next year's festival instead.

Main image: Electric Picnic. Pictured Music Fans arrive and put up tents at Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally Hall Co Laois. Photo: Sam Boal /RollingNews.ie


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