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Irish promoter dies suddenly

22 November 2018

FESTIVAL AND concert promoter John Reynolds died suddenly on 25 October at his home in Milltown, Dublin.

Reynolds, who established Dublin clubs such as Tripod (cap. 1,300) and the 30,000-capacity Electric Picnic festival, was 52.

A statement issued on behalf of his family said, “It is with great sadness that the Reynolds family confirm the sudden death of John Reynolds of POD. “

He was most recently the CEO of POD Concerts and renowned for investing £10,000 into Louis Walsh’s project to create an Irish Take That, which resulted in Boyzone.

Dublin music venue Whelan’s tweeted, “A true giant of Irish music, he shaped many of our best loved festivals and music venues and raised the bar for live music.”

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