Electric Picnic’s director has opened up about what to expect from next year’s rescheduled festival.
Melvin Benn explained that there would be a whole new line-up for the highly anticipated event, after the organisers were forced to cancel the event due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking to Dave Fanning on RTÉ 2FM, he said: “We started again and we did that across every single one of my festivals really.
“We didn’t attempt to reproduce what was 2020 for 2021 and there’s bound to be crossover of course.”
“We genuinely cancelled all of the artists and started afresh for 2021 and obviously that’s where we are now.
“We’re in that planning for 2021 now and talking to different acts either their availability their touring plans and you know that’s where we are. But it’s a clean sheet of paper.”
Melvin admitted his plans for this year’s Electric Picnic included expanding some of the areas.
He explained: “It was going to be a bigger area with more people and we were introducing new areas. I was going to make the arena substantially bigger.”
“Obviously it’s hugely disappointing that the bigger plan isn’t coming into play but hopefully next year.”
The festival is due to take place next year on September 3rd to 5th.
This year’s line-up included Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, and Picture This.
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