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Electric Picnic won’t go ahead this year as Laois County Council refuses to grant license

Electric Picnic will not go ahead this year as Laois County Council refuses to grant a license for the festival to proceed.

Laois County Council released a statement, informing organisers that the festival will not be granted a license due to the most up to date public health advice.

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“Laois County Council has today made the decision to refuse a licence to hold the 2021 Electric Picnic event at Stradbally, Co Laois,” they said.

“The decision has been made following the most up to date public health advice made available to the Council from the HSE.

“Furthermore, it is noted that under current government measures for the management of Covid-19, events of this nature are restricted to an attendance of 500 people only.”

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The festival had been scheduled to take place in late September, with MCD productions calling for the festival to be limited to fully vaccinated people in a bid to allow the festival to take place.

However, it now appears Electric Picnic 2021 will not be able to go ahead following months of speculation.

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