Electric Picnic organisers have moved this year's festival dates by several weeks as they hope it will give "a much better chance" of the festival happening.
Initially, the festival had been scheduled to take place between September 3rd and 5th.
However, the Co Laois festival will now take place on September 24th to 26th instead.
We’re delighted to share the news that Electric Picnic 2021 is moving to the 24th – 26th September 🎪🌳✨📆 pic.twitter.com/2Naa3TPe7y
— Electric Picnic (@EPfestival) June 16, 2021
Organisers say the progress of the vaccination programme means they're still confident the festival can go ahead as planned this year.
However, they said moving the dates is "the right decision to make" if it gives the music and festival industry a chance to get back up and running again.
They said: "Everyone in our industry, and the entire country for that matter, needs some sort of hope that the end of this pandemic is in sight.
"We truly wish that Electric Picnic will be the light at the end of the tunnel and we can welcome you all to Stradbally this year."
Anybody who can't attend the new dates will be offered a full refund.
Some locals in Stradbally have called for Electric Picnic to be postponed once again this year, saying they believe September is too soon to hold a major festival in the town.
Separately, it was confirmed yesterday that EP organisers would receive over €420,000 in grants, as part of €25 million in Government funding to help gigs and festivals go ahead this year.