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REVEALED: Old Fort festival music stage will not take place on Main Street this year

The Old Fort Festival live music stage will not be on Main Street Portlaoise this year.

Instead, there will be a live music stage situated in Laois Music Centre, inside the walls of the Old Fort from Friday June 28 to Sunday June 30.

There will be a cover charge for those wishing to attend the festival. Early bird tickets are €10 nightly or €15 nightly after that.

This is a big change from last year where patrons could move freely between the different events around the main street and a crowd estimated to be over 20,000 were attracted.

Each night this year there will be wristbands allocated, allowing people to come and go as they please.

The Old Fort will run on Main Street during the day and with a Heritage Pub Trail in the evening. Attendees can also take in the Heritage Pub Trail over the weekend.

With tickets going on sale this Friday, May 10, the lineup for this year has also been announced.

Friday, June 28:

10pm – 12am Abbesque

8pm – 9.30pm Qween

7pm – 7.45pm The AJ’s

Saturday, June 29:

10.45pm – 12am King Kong Company

8pm – 10.15pm Pogueologly

6.15pm – 7.30pm – The Valves

5pm – 5.45pm – To be announced

Sunday, June 30:

9.45pm – 12am Smash Hits

7pm – 9.15pm Transmitter

6pm – 6.45pm Strength In Numbers

5pm – 5.45pm To be announced

Tickets go on sale at the Dunamaise Arts Centre this Friday, May 10 at 10am or online here.

This headline has been changed to state that only the main stage of the Old Fort festival is not on Main Street. The Old Fort Festival is still on the street but the music at night is at the back

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Siún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.