The friendly Irish festival moves into its second decade, with big name acts filling the 600-acre estate, less than an hour outside Dublin.
It would be easy to characterise Electric Picnic by its lineup, which is as diverse as it is rich in big-name talent. That though, would be to underestimate the breadth of this festival on the grounds of Stradbally Hall in County Laois.
Alongside the music you’ll find comedy, spoken word and creative goings-on for party-lovers young and old. There’s even a trailer park, where bizarrely decorated caravans dispense everything from beers and entertainment to advice on growing facial hair.
Portishead, Outkast and Beck were the high-profile headliners in 2014, while the Pet Shop Boys, Chic, Simple Minds and the Stranglers were also on the bill. It’s not all about past glories though – Metronomy, Laura Mvula and Temples all played, too.
As picnics go, it beats a couple of crushed sandwiches and a bruised apple, that’s for sure.
If you’re pining for ackee and saltfish or in need of a hit of reggae, head to ‘Trenchtown’, dedicated to exploring the links between Electric Picnic’s Irish homeland and, as you’ve probably worked out, Jamaica.
How do I get there?
Flying: Bus Eireann will be running a service from Dublin Airport on Friday 29th August at 2pm.
Travelling by Bus: A number of bus companies will be providing services to and from the festival from Dublin and other major towns in Ireland. Visit the website for more service information.
Travelling by Train: Irish Rail now has an hourly service operating from Dublin Heuston to Portlaoise. Please click here for information on scheduled services.
Early bird Tickets €206.10
When can I get them?
Tickets on sale now
Where can I get them?
Tickets are available via the website.