This 12 months’s sold-out BD competition in Glendalough, Co Wicklow has been postponed.
As a result of happen this weekend, competition organisers say they’ve taken the choice to postpone the occasion following feedback by Taoiseach Micheál Martin that the lifting of some restrictions on 22 October could not proceed as deliberate.
The competition’s rescheduled dates are for 16 and 17 April 2022.
The assertion mentioned: “The postponement of this 12 months’s two-day competition is because of the threat of the continuation of Covid-19 restrictions.
“With out Authorities reassurance that reopening will proceed as deliberate, we can not present an atmosphere wherein all our BD followers can really re-live the distinctive competition expertise we’ve got all missed a lot.
“Beneath present restrictions, venue capability of combined immunity standing is simply 50% and likewise topic to acceptable protecting measures, together with social distancing between teams and face masks.
“While we’ve got completed every little thing in our energy to make sure the competition goes forward, the restrictions make the occasion unfeasible, as the protection and welfare of each single individual at BD Competition is our primary precedence.”
The assertion went on to say that every one present tickets might be legitimate for the brand new dates, however refunds are additionally obtainable.
It mentioned they’re working arduous with all artists and brokers to allow them to play the brand new dates, with extra artists to be introduced within the coming days and weeks.
The bus service has been confirmed for the brand new date, with lower than half worth precedence tickets obtainable to all current ticket holders.
“We’ve got additionally been working arduous to curate a stay stream occasion for current ticket holders, accessible on-line on Sunday 24 October, that includes some worldwide artists from the unique line-up,” the assertion mentioned.