This week’s LoveLaois Podcast is a little later than usual coming to you – but our special guest this week is Philip Meagher, the well-known Portlaoise-based solicitor who is now the main man behind Laois’s newest music festival, Forest Fest.
The three-day festival takes place once again this year in Emo on the weekend of July 21-23 and Philip joins us to chat about how the whole thing came about.
How does a solicitor end up as a concert promoter? What was his motivation for going down this route? And what are his plans for the future?
Plus he discusses what it’s like dealing with some of the big names in the music industry and why being compared to the early days of Electric Picnic is a massive compliment.