We all knew it was only a matter of time before the ban on mass gatherings was extended and now the Irish Times is reporting that the ban will stay in place until at least August – effectively wiping out the festival season in Ireland.

Under the measures, events such as Longitude, Life Festival, Forbidden Fruit and other major stand-alone events will not proceed as planned – with the restrictions believed to apply to events over 5000 capacity.

It is unclear how smaller events will be reintroduced at this time, but one thing is for certain you won’t be in a field enjoying music any time soon.

UPDATE: The Government have since issued a statement confirming the ban