Forest Fest 2023 – Licence Granted

Safents Consulting Ltd on behalf of ForestFest Ltd has applied for a LICENCE APPLICATION under the terms of Part XVI of the Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) for a live musical and comedy entertainment event to be held at Emo Village, Co. Laois.

The proposed event is to be held on Thur 20th July,  Fri 21st July, Sat 22nd July and Sun 23rd July 2023 at Emo Village, Co. Laois.

Associated parking and campsites will be available from 4pm on Thur 20th July.

The event will have a maximum attendance of 10,000 people plus 1,500 staff and artistes with camping for a maximum of 7,500 persons.

If you wish to lodge a submission/observation to the licence application, please send your submission in writing, before close of business on Wednesday 10th May 2023, to the Planning Department Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois or by email to


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Further Information requested for Forest Fest 2023

On receipt of the further information above – the licence application has been granted;

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