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People were outraged that RTÉ cut short Blur's performance at Electric Picnic

But there was a reason.

05/09/2015. Electric Picnic DAY 2. Pictured Lead s Source: Sam Boal

LAST NIGHT, BLUR were the main headliners on the second night of Electric Picnic in Laois.

And RTÉ 2 were broadcasting live from the festival for one night only.

But about 45 minutes into Blur’s set, RTÉ cut back to the studio and then showed other artists – which left people slightly unhappy

Speaking to DailyEdge.ie, an RTÉ spokesperson explained why they had to move the coverage away from Blur:

RTÉ2 feature the best of the bands that agree to appear on our live broadcast. The duration of the set we show is at the discretion of the artist and the record company and is agreed in advance.

So, the time Blur spent on screen was not decided on the night by RTÉ and had been agreed prior to the Picnic.

05/09/2015. Electric Picnic DAY 2. Pictured Lead s Source: Sam Boal

During the rest of RTÉ’s coverage, there were constant calls on social media to get Blur back on screen

#bringbackblur started

05/09/2015. Electric Picnic DAY 2. Pictured Lead s Source: Sam Boal

Once the issue was pressed on Twitter with RTÉ 2 presenter Eoghan McDermott, the same reason was given

So now.

Mystery solved.

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