Friday, September 09, 2022


Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to an assault that occurred at Electric Picnic Festival, Stradbally, Co Laois, on Friday 2 September 2022.

The assault occurred sometime between 10pm and 12 midnight in the Today FM Sound Garden, during a set by DJ Jamie Maguire. The assault is alleged to have happened during the last song of this set.

One man aged in his 30s was taken to Tullamore Hospital and was later transferred to St James’s Hospital, Dublin, to be treated for non-life threatening but serious injuries.

Investigations are ongoing.

Gardaí in Portlaoise are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with footage of this incident to make it available to them.

Anyone with information should contact Portlaoise Garda Station on 057 867 4100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 66 111 or any garda station.


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