It’s looking like a somewhat normal summer could be on the cards as Electric Picnic organisers have revealed that they still plan for the festival to go ahead in 2021.
Music festivals are a staple in the summer calendar and were sorely missed when they all had to be cancelled last year due to the pandemic.
Earlier this year Longitude festival announced that they would not be going ahead with the event this summer, so the Electric Picnic news has been met with some surprise today!
The festival is set to take place a little later than usual; “We’re delighted to share the news that Electric Picnic 2021 is moving to the 24th – 26th September 16/06/21.”
Announcing the news in a statement on social media organisers shared why they made this decision; “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.”
Continuing, they said; “That being said, we feel we have a much better chance of that happening by moving the dates back a few weeks to September 24th-26th instead of the original dates of September 3rd-5th.”
“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.”
Finally, they acknowledged that these dates may not work for some people and that refunds are available; “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.”
“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. 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.”
“Thank you so much for your continued patience and we will keep you updated as much as we can.”
We’re delighted to hear this wonderful bit of good news and hope that everyone with tickets is looking forward to a little bit of normality!