Forever Young Festival Faces Setback as Campsite Closes Due to Severe Weather
In a disappointing turn of events, the Forever Young Festival has been forced to close its campsite to new attendees. The popular 80s music festival, which is set to take place over three days from June 14 to 16 at the Palmerstown House Estate in Co Kildare, has been hit hard by heavy rain and strong winds sweeping across the country. Festival-goers were met with a series of challenges as the horrid weather conditions wreaked havoc on the event.
Yesterday, festival organiser Sharon made an announcement on Facebook, revealing that the toilets had to be relocated after flooding caused by the torrential rain. This was just the beginning of the festival’s troubles. Today, in a heartbreaking post, Sharon shared the news that Saturday ticket holders and weekend no camping ticket holders would not be granted access to the site. The safety team at Forever Young Festival made the difficult decision to postpone all day visitors until tomorrow, weather permitting.
Sharon expressed her deep regret, stating, “We are so sorry to announce that due to the extreme unseasonal weather conditions, the safety team at Forever Young Festival need to postpone ALL day visitors to the festival until tomorrow, weather permitting. We are heartbroken to bring you this news, but everyone’s safety has to be our priority. Saturday ticket holders and weekend no camping ticket holders sadly cannot be admitted to the site. Anyone on site is at present unaffected and we intend to run the show to a reduced audience. We are so sorry.”
The festival organisers are undoubtedly facing a significant challenge in managing the impact of the severe weather conditions. The decision to close the campsite to new attendees has undoubtedly disappointed many who were looking forward to enjoying the live music event. However, the safety of festival-goers must always be the top priority, and the organisers should be commended for taking swift action to address the situation.
It is yet to be seen how the weather will progress over the coming days and if the festival will be able to continue as planned. Festival-goers who have already arrived at the site will be relieved to know that they are currently unaffected by the closure. The organisers have expressed their determination to run the show with a reduced audience, indicating their commitment to ensuring that those who have made it to the festival can still enjoy the experience.
The Forever Young Festival has become a highly anticipated event for fans of 80s music, attracting attendees from all over the country. The festival offers a nostalgic trip down memory lane, with a lineup of popular acts from the era. It is a chance for music lovers to relive their youth and enjoy the hits that defined a generation. The festival’s cancellation or significant disruption would undoubtedly be a disappointment to many.
As the festival organisers work tirelessly to navigate the challenges posed by the severe weather, it is important for attendees to stay informed and follow any updates provided by the official channels. The safety team at Forever Young Festival will continue to assess the weather conditions and make decisions accordingly. It is hoped that the weather will improve, allowing the festival to proceed as planned and provide a memorable experience for all those in attendance.
In the meantime, ticket holders and fans of the festival can sign up for the Dublin Live Newsletter to receive the latest updates and news straight to their inbox. This will ensure that they are kept informed of any further developments and can plan accordingly. The organisers are doing their best to manage the situation and provide the best possible experience for those who have already made it to the festival.
The Forever Young Festival’s struggle with the severe weather conditions serves as a reminder of the unpredictability of outdoor events in Ireland. Despite meticulous planning and preparation, factors beyond anyone’s control can impact the success of such events. The organisers deserve recognition for their efforts in addressing the challenges head-on and prioritizing the safety of attendees.
As the festival continues, it is hoped that the weather will improve, allowing the remaining attendees to enjoy the performances and create lasting memories. The Forever Young Festival has become a staple event in the Irish music scene, and it is essential that it can continue to thrive in the face of adversity.