Electric Picnic organisers announce new dates for summer festival
They're offering a full refund to anyone who can't make the new dates at the end of September.
Electric Picnic organisers have announced that the festival will be pushed back by three weeks.
The music festival set to take place on 3-5 of September will now be moved to a 24-26 September date instead.
The organisers will be offering a full refund to anyone who can't make the new dates which have been altered to allow more time for the vaccination programme to continue.
"We wanted to update you all on how Electric Picnic plans to move forward this year. Given the great progress the HSE is making on the Vaccine Rollout so far, and the recently announced target of having at least 70% of the country fully vaccinated by the end of July, we are still confident that the festival can take place this year," a statement said on Wednesday.
"That being said, we feel we have a much better chance of that happening by moving the dates back a few weeks to September 24 to 26 instead of the original dates of September 3 to 5.
"We are as desperate as everyone else to get our industry back up and running, and if moving the festival further back in September helps that dream become a reality then we feel it’s the right decision to make.
"We also understand that this may not suit everyone, and if you cannot make it that weekend then you are entitled to a full refund."
The organisers added that they will keep festival-goers "updated as much as we [they] can".
"Everyone in our industry, and the entire country for that matter, needs some sort of hope that the end of this pandemic is in sight," the statement continued.
"We truly wish that Electric Picnic will be the light at the end of the tunnel and we can welcome you all to Stradbally this year."