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Students warned Leaving Cert results night festival is a "straight-up scam"

Over 2,700 people had signalled their interest in the festival.

Eric Prydz fans won't be seeing this on Leaving Cert results night.
Eric Prydz fans won't be seeing this on Leaving Cert results night.
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STUDENTS HAVE BEEN told that a supposed music festival in Marlay Park on Leaving Cert results night is a scam.

Over 2,700 people had signalled their interest in the festival, which a Facebook event said would take place on 17 August, the night Leaving Cert students get their results.

However, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council says none of its parks are being used for a Leaving Cert event.

“The council has not given, nor will be giving, any authorisation or licence for such events in any of its parks.”

The park last week hosted the Longitude festival as well as gigs by The Stone Roses and Kodaline.

The Leaving Cert event claimed it would be headlined by DJ Eric Prydz.

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Fine Gael senator Neale Richmond, who is based near the park in Ballinteer, says no such event is happening and he has reported the event to gardaí.

This event is a straight up scam, looking to extort money out of young festival goers who associate Marlay Park with existing, legitimate concerts that are very popular and bring great excitement to the area in July.

“I have reported the event to the gardaí and I am warning any would-be festival goers and parents/guardians that this is a scam. Do not pay for tickets and do not show up to Marlay Park on 17 August expecting a festival.”

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