Tributes have been paid to music promoter and founder of the All Together Now Festival in Waterford, John Reynolds, who has died.
“It is with great sadness that the Reynolds family confirm the sudden death of John Reynolds of POD ” his family said in a statement.
“John, aged 52 years, who was one of Ireland’s leading independent festival and concert promoters, died suddenly at his home in Milltown, Dublin.
“Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days. The family request privacy at this time.”
It said Metropolis Festival will go ahead Saturday and Sunday as scheduled in Dublin’s RDS.
Cork DJ Stevie G, who knew Mr Reynolds well, paid tribute to him on social media.
“John was a terrific visionary who changed the face of music festivals in Ireland,” he said.
“From the Electric Picnic to All Together Now, he was always way ahead of the game, and many of his ideas have been incorporated by nearly every big festival now.
Also paying tribute on social media, radio presenter Ian Dempsey said Mr Reynolds was a “visionary concert promoter” while fellow broadcaster Tom Dunne said, “he was an artist when it came to curation”.
By Eoin English and Stephen Rogers – Irish Examiner