There has been a slight change of plans with this year's Electric Picnic. But the bright side is that it's still going ahead.

The organisers of Electric Picnic have officially changed the date. It will now take place on September 24th-26th, which is three weeks later than the prior September 3rd-5th date.

In an official statement, they wrote:

"We wanted to update you all on how Electric Picnic plans to move forward this year. Given the great progress the HSE is making on the Vaccine Rollout so far, and the recently announced target of having at least 70% of the country fully vaccinated by the end of July, we are still confident that the festival can take place this year.

"That being said, we feel we have a much better chance of that happening by moving the dates back a few weeks to September 24th-26th instead of the original dates of September 3rd-5th.

"We are as desperate as everyone else to get our industry back up and running, and if moving the festival further back in September helps that dream become a reality then we feel it’s the right decision to make.

The statement continued: "We also understand that this may not suit everyone, and if you cannot make it that weekend then you are entitled to a full refund.

"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.

"Thank you so much for your continued patience and we will keep you updated as much as we can."

Many have turned to Twitter to share their reactions to the news.

Needless to say, people are just a tad concerned about the difference in Irish weather between early and late September...