Music Bosses: We Can Save Summer
Irish Daily Mirror|May 12, 2021
Electric Picnic boss Melvin Benn and top promoter Denis Desmond insist the “summer can be saved” with gigs in August and September.
Katie Gallagher

Mr Benn, managing director of Festival Republic, said he “sees no reason” why the Co Laois event can’t go ahead as normal.

MCD Productions chief Mr Desmond added he’s aiming to proceed with sold-out Westlife gigs in August at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

He also hopes the All-Ireland final can take place with “full capacity” at Croke Park.

Speaking after announcing news of the cancellation of the 2021 Longitude Festival, Mr Desmond said Ireland can’t have a second summer without something to look forward to.

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