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MCD boss reveals whether he thinks Electric Picnic will go ahead

The popular music festival is supposed to take place in September

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MCD boss Denis Desmond has revealed he’s “optimistic” Electric Picnic will go ahead this September.

A host of major events have been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but Denis is hopeful the festival will take place as scheduled in five months time.

Speaking to the Irish Mirror, MCD’s Managing Director said: “It is five months away. I would be optimistic that Electric Picnic will happen but of course we are in uncharted waters here.”

“I’ve no doubt that there will be a relaxation of the restrictions in place but it will probably be some time before we can have 20,000 people in a stadium or in a field.”

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70,000 people have purchased tickets for the sold out festival, which is due to take place from September 4 – 6.

Headline acts this year include The Chemical Brothers, Lewis Capaldi, Picture This and Snow Patrol.

The MCD boss also said his colleagues in China are anticipating a return of major events there in June.

Denis said: “We are two months behind them and we are not as badly hit with COVID-19. If we are back to normality by July, we would be doing well.”

“The Government is doing a good job in ‘flattening the curve’ and we are waiting direction from them. We can only act on Government advice.”