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Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival

at Electric Picnic 2012. Picture: Alf Harvey.

Electric Picnic organisers have applied to Laois County Council to stage this year’s festival later this year.

The festival was scheduled to take place from September 3 to 5 but now organisers want to put it back.

The new dates are for from September 24 to 26 with early entry for a small number of attendees on September 23.

The capacity has been set at 70,000 and this news comes after it was revealed that the festival was receiving more than €400,000 in government funding.

The application says: “The proposed multi-stage Concert event to be held on 24th September, 25th September and 26th September 2021 at Stradbally Hall Estate, Stradbally, Co. Laois, with low key entertainment on 23rd September 2021.

“General camping facilities, family campervan, general campervan and early entry camping facilities from 23rd September to 27th September 2021.”

Last month, Laois TD Sean Fleming revealed that organisers had informed him that a decision on the festival would be made by the end of June. 

But Fianna Fail Councillor Paschal McEvoy, who is based in Stradbally, says he does not want the festival to go ahead.

Laois County Council says anybody who wishes to lodge a submission/observation to the licence application, please send your submission in writing to the Planning Department, Laois County Council, Aras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois or by email to planning@laoiscoco.ie

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.