Electric Picnic 2018

Electric Picnic 2018 - Salty Dog stage
Photo credit: Paul Mullin

Electric Picnic 2018

Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September 2018
Stradbally Hall Estate, Stradbally, Co. Laois, Ireland
250 euros - sold out
Daily capacity: 55,000
Last updated: Fri 10th Aug 2018

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 15th year, and held from Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September 2018 at Stradbally Hall Estate, Co Laois - less than an hour from Dublin.


Confirmed acts include Kendrick Lamar, Massive Attack, N.E.R.D, Dua Lipa, Ben Howard, St Vincent, King Krule, George Ezra, The Kooks, Chvrches, Jungle, Wolf Alice, Nina Kraviz, Cigarettes After Sex, Friendly Fires, Garbage, Mount Kimbie, Tom Misch, Dermot Kennedy, Jorja Smith, Benjamin Clementine, The Blaze, Sigrid, Jessie Ware, Stefflon Don, Peggy Gou, and many more.

On the Thursday night, for the early-entry campers, there's a line-up of female comedians.

For all of the details so far please see the line-up page.


Tickets are sold out.

They were priced at 250 euros for the weekend.

On site

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.

Public transport

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.

More info

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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