It'll take 'considerably' longer to get to Electric Picnic this year, warn organisers 4 years ago

It'll take 'considerably' longer to get to Electric Picnic this year, warn organisers

If you're off to the Picnic tomorrow, you're advised to get on the road early.

Punters heading to this year's Electric Picnic this weekend have been warned to allow plenty of time for their journey due to major roadworks.

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Festival organisers have said that the road to Stradbally, Co Laois will be extra busy tomorrow over ongoing works on the M7.

The works mean that traffic is down to two lanes between junctions 8 and 11 and that there's a 60km/h restriction in place in this area.

This will make journeys from Dublin significantly longer this year than in previous years.

"We are urging everyone heading to Electric Picnic this Friday to give themselves plenty of time as roadworks are likely to considerably add to journey times," a spokesperson said.

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It'll take 'considerably' longer to get to Electric Picnic this year, warn organisers

"We would strongly recommend people to leave as early as possible and also to car pool if possible."

Anticipation is building ahead of the last big festival of the summer, with 50,000 people expected to attend.

Tickets for the event are like gold dust but Gardaí have warned members of the public who decide to go at the last minute to get caught out with fake tickets.

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"We are working closely with the organisers to prevent fans being left disappointed by the activities of criminals," Det Chief Supt Pat Lordan told the Irish Times.

"It is important to stress that the print-at-home format is not being used for Electric Picnic and that the public only buy tickets from authorised sources."

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