Power outage hits Portlaoise as Electric Picnic tickets go on sale

Power outage hits Portlaoise as Electric Picnic tickets go on sale

Sparks are flying in Portlaoise this morning as parts of the town have experienced a power cut just as Electric Picnic 2020 tickets have gone on sale.

There is huge demand for the tickets and a massive crowd of people have queued overnight at Colgan Sports, Main Street Portlaoise to secure their tickets. They went on sale at 9 am this morning (Saturday). 

In an unlucky turn of events, parts of Portlaoise have been hit with a power outage at the same time. 

The latest information from ESB Networks says that the electrical fault has hit 123 customers affecting homes and businesses. The fault is on a line at the Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise near O'Moore Park. It is expected to be repaired by 11:15 am.

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On an Electric Picnic fans page on Facebook there was a discussion about whether Colgan's had been hit with the power cut or not. So far, it appears that Colgan's has not been hit but a number of businesses in the town have shared updates. 

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