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Twitter reacts to the news that Electric Picnic has been cancelled

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Earlier today, the news broke that Laois County Council had refused to grant a license for this year’s Electric Picnic.

In a statement released at 5pm, Laois County Council refused to grant the licence citing public health advice.

The festival had been scheduled to take place in late September but this will not now happen.

The decision comes following months of speculation on whether or not the festival would go ahead.

Just yesterday, organisers released a statement outlining 12 reasons why they believed the festival should go ahead. 

This came less than 24 hours after promoter Melvin Benn gave a candid interview to RTE News where he said he believed the festival would ‘100% go ahead’.

But there had been strong opposition voiced by local councillors to the Electric Picnic taking place.

This will be the second year that the festival has not taken place due to Covid-19.

As you would expect, there has been a huge reaction online to the news.

People took to Twitter in their droves to give their verdict.

As always with Twitter, it ranges from the angry to the amusing and we’ve compiled a selection of them below:

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What if the bands had hurls instead of guitars? https://t.co/o0rB5QXDLw

— Fergal Lenehan (@FergalLenehan) August 4, 2021

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