Stradbally avenues are electric

Mary Kavanagh

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Mary Kavanagh

Stradbally is all set for an influx of music fans and revellers to rock down electric avenues towards the 10th Electric Picnic this weekend.

Stradbally is all set for an influx of music fans and revellers to rock down electric avenues towards the 10th Electric Picnic this weekend.

And the good news is that it should be around for another ten as Festival Republic’s Melvin Benn confirmed at a press conference yesterday in County Hall.

“I am absolutely long term committed to Electric Picnic and Stradbally. Myself and Tom Cosby have a ten year agreement in place, the renewal of which starts as of this week”.

The sold out festival runs this weekend from Friday August 30 to Sunday September 1 and in taking place has defied all the odds, with major doubts cast over it earlier this year. But with the behind the scenes problems resolved, all people need worry about now is which bands will be clashing on their timetables, and if they need to pack wellies. To keep updated on EP news, visit their Facebook page. For more see pages 4, 35 and 36.