Ireland's complete music and arts festival that offers an array of fine music, theatre, comedy, holistic health and art. Musically it's a more eclectic mix of artists than the other Irish mainstream events.
Pod and Festival Republic present Electric Picnic back to celebrate it's 10th year, and held from Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September at Stradbally Hall Estate, Co Laois - less than an hour from Dublin.
The latest additions are Kodaline, Two Door Cinema Club, Billy Bragg, The Duckworth Lewis Method, Young Wonder, Giorgio Moroder, Chris Cox, Cyril Hahn, Mo, Braids, Summer Camp, Indians, and Sam Smith.
They join Fatboy Slim, Bjork, Arctic Monkeys, My Bloody Valentine, The Knife, Franz Ferdinand, Wu Tang Clan, David Byrne and St Vincent, Disclosure, Noah & the Whale, Robert Plant, Little Green Cars, John Grant, Ellie Goulding, The Beat, Miles Kane, Crystal Fighters, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Big Black Delta, Cayucas, Charli XCX, Chrome Sparks, Dawes, Factory Floor, Gavin James, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Lulu James, Matthew E. White, Night Beds, No Ceremony, Space Dimension Controller, Terri Hooley, Valerie June, Warpaint, Eels, The Walkmen, Hurts, Johnny Marr, Mick Flannery, Ocean Colour Scene, Tiga, Black Uhuru, The Strypes, Hudson Mohawke, Savages, Baauer, Polica, Chvrches, Palma Violets, The 1975, Parquet Courts, Deap Valley, Ms Mr, Peace, Merchandise, Mano Le Tough, Mount Kimbie, Blondes, Clinic, Nina Nesbitt, Soak, Dublin Gospel Choir, and Luke Sital-Singh, with more to be announced.
As well as loads of comedy, spoken world, a range of stages, lots of site art and many areas to explore with plenty of catering options and all the normal facilities you'd expect at a festival, and an an emphasis on eco-friendly initiatives.
Tickets have sold out. Early bird tickets were priced at 189.50 euros for an adult weekend or family weekend ticket. Day tickets were priced at 85 euros for Sunday. If you could prove you have been to 3 or more Picnics then the price was 149.50 euros, or 169.50 euros if you could prove you have been before.
The festival will also feature Comedy & Spoken Word, Arts & Theatrics, the Arcadia area, Fosset's Circus, Art Trail, the Body & Soul area, Global Green & Greencrafts, the Eco Picnic, and Amnesty Ireland.
Bus Eireann will be operating a bus service to Stradbally from Dublin, Cork, and Galway. Tickets can be booked on buseireann.ie. CoachestoConcerts.co.uk will operate a service from Belfast to the festival. Shuttle buses will operate between Portlaoise train station to Electric Picnic for those wishing to take the train.
For detailed information about various aspects of the festival see the Electric Picnic Information (includes detailed info on camping, travel, food & drink, and more).
There'll be more information here when available.
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