Calls On NPHET To Clarify Guidance On Electric Picnic

Most Laois councillors have today voiced their opposition to the festival going ahead.

NPHET is being called upon to make its views on gigs and festivals clear as soon as possible.

A decision has yet to be made on whether Electric Picnic will go ahead this year - with most Laois councillors voicing their opposition to it today.

It would be "crazy crazy madness" to run Electric Picnic this year - according to Stradbally councillor Paschal McEvoy.

The Fianna Fáil rep says older people in the town are terrified at the prospect of 70,000 people coming, especially given many young people may not be fully vaccinated by the end of September.

All councillors who spoke at the July meeting of Laois County Council today are against the event going ahead.

The local authority's chief executive John Mulholland says he won’t comment on a live application but general guidance from the HSE through NPHET would provide more clarity.

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