Richmond warns Leaving Cert students of scam Marlay Park festival

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Ballinteer based Fine Gael Senator, Neale Richmond, has warned Leaving Cert students that a Facebook event purporting to advertise a Leaving Cert results night festival in Marlay Park is a scam, and that they should not purchase tickets or turn up to the park on the 17th August expecting a festival.

“A bogus event page has been created on Facebook advertising a major music festival, featuring famous international acts such as Eric Prydz, to be held in Marlay Park on the 17th August to coincide with the Leaving Cert results. Already this event has attracted 2,700 interested attendees and it appears to be a very legitimate and professionally organised event. However, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has neither received any applications to stage such a festival, nor has it granted a license for one.

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 the 17th August expecting a festival.”