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 11th year, and held from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st August at Stradbally Hall Estate, Co Laois - less than an hour from Dublin.
Latest additions are James Vincent McMorrow, SBTRKT, Bombay Bicycle Club, Wild Beasts, The 1975, Hozier, Hercules And Love Affair, Cathy Davey, Asgeir Trausti, Nick Mulvey, Sampha, Seinabo Sey, Rustie, The Strypes, Walking on Cars, Le Galaxie, Shit Robot, BP Fallon, Nightbox, Sheppard, The Whereabouts, Trinity Orchestra, and The Dublin Gospel Choir.
They join Portishead, Outkast, Beck, Foals, Pet Shop Boys, Paolo Nutini, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Lily Allen, St Vincent, Simple Minds, London Grammar, Metronomy, Slowdive, The Blades, Blondie, Sinead O' Connor, Mogwai, Kelis, Neneh Cherry & RocketNumberNine, The Horrors, Duke Dumont, Twin Shadow, Ham SandwicH, Clean Bandit, Drenge, The Orwells, Glass Animals, Wolf Alice, The Districts, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Vaults, Benjamin Booker, Moko, Laura Mvula, Annie Mac, Flume, The Stranglers, Omar Souleyman, The Wailers, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, White Denim, Temples, SOHN, Jungle, FKA Twigs, Bicep, Kaytranada,and John Wizards.
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, they were priced at 194.50 euros, and 174.50 euros if you can prove you've been to the Picnic once/twice before, or 154.50 euros if you can prove you've been to 3 or more Picnics.
Sunday tickets, campervan passes, and family camping have sold out.
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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