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Electric Picnic Organisers Say Unvaccinated People Will Not Be Allowed To Attend

A decision has yet to be made on whether the festival will go ahead in Laois this September.

Electric Picnic organisers say unvaccinated people will not be allowed in to this year's festival, if it goes ahead.

They hope up to 70,000 people can attend the event due to take place from 24th to 26th of September. 

It's been almost two years since Stradbally, Co. Laois hosted Electric Picnic.

New Irish acts have since emerged - Soda Blonde, Inhaler and Denise Chaila some of the names now in the spotlight.

EP has been a major platform for domestic acts over the years.

Organisers hope this years festival can go ahead in late September with up to 70,000 fans in attendance.

They've written to the government outlining why it is safe for that to happen.

Stuart Clark of Hot Press Magazine says they will have enhanced covid measures in place:

The organisers need to be granted a licence by Laois County Council in order for the event to go ahead.

The application was submitted to the local authority in June and is still under review.

However, a large number of councillors have been voicing their opposition to the plans, and the impact it could have on covid cases in the area.

The Minister for Culture and Arts Catherine Martin says she's committed to the full return of all live entertainment at the earliest possible date.

Minister Martin says she's working with Cabinet to provide a reopening plan as soon as possible.

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