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The Killarney music festival has been cancelled

More than 70 bands were due to play to a crowd of 36,000 over two nights

Simon Le Bon, of Duran Duran, performing on stage
Simon Le Bon, of Duran Duran, performing on stage
Image: AP/Press Association Images

THE KILLARNEY FESTIVAL of Music & Food, which was due to take place this weekend, has been cancelled.

It comes after the event was relocated from Killarney House Demesne to Killarney Racecourse just yesterday.

It’s understood that the acts were informed of the news today.

More than 70 bands were due to play to a crowd of 36,000 over two nights, including Duran Duran, The Stunning and Texas.

A spokeswoman for the festival said the cancellation is “due to unforeseen circumstances” beyond their control.

We are devastated that the festival has been cancelled – we did everything in our power to make it happen this weekend.
We would like to extend our sincere apologies to all the festival goers who were planning to attend the event in Killarney and we would like to thank all the local businesses and statutory agencies for their help and support.

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People are taking to Twitter to express their disappointment at the news:

The promoters say they are currently in discussions with some of the acts about performing in an alternative indoor venue in Killarney.

In a statement released this evening the promoters say they “hope to make an announcement as soon possible”.

Refunds are available through Ticketmaster.

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