Mullingar's Marty Mulligan says it effects a large group of people not only acts on stage.
A producer involved in Electric Picnic is fearing for the future of the music industry.
Westmeath's Marty Mulligan has produced and directed The Word Stage at the Stradbally festival for the past 14 years.
He had hired a number of acts, including international artists, for this September's event, which has now been cancelled.
The Mullingar man says whole careers are in jeopardy: