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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Electric Picnic

Last week
10th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Debunked: Doctored image of RTÉ headline spread with anti-immigrant messages
A photo of migrants in Calais, France, was used to suggest that the media was lying.
Electric Picnic tents for refugees 'can only be a very short term measure', minister says
“It’s important to remind people as well that there is still a war going on,” junior minister Joe O’Brien said.
This month
September 2023
All tickets for next year's Electric Picnic 'snapped up in under an hour'
Tickets for next year’s festival, which will have an increased capacity of 75,000, went on sale at 9am this morning.
The Wolfe Tones: A sensation once again, but why?
“Commentators are actually the ones who need to educate themselves,” one Electric Picnic goer tells Dean Van Nguyen.
Minister O'Gorman says he can't rule out future use of tents to house refugees in Ireland
Roderic O’Gorman said it was ‘difficult’ to project how many more refugees would arrive in Ireland by the end of the year.
The Wolfe Tones announce 3Arena gig for October 2024
The band broke attendance records at Electric Picnic last weekend.
Electric Picnic tents to house Ukrainian refugees after festival ends
Due to an accommodation shortage tents will be the ‘primary source of accommodation’ for new Ukrainian refugees, the department said.
Farmers want next year's Electric Picnic dates changed to avoid harvest season
Next year Electric Picnic is scheduled for mid August.
Good news for Electric Picnic goers with sunny spells and highs of 23C forecast for the weekend
While today will see scattered showers, Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather says festival goers should remember the sunscreen as the weather picks up Saturday and Sunday.
Poll: Do you clean up after yourself after being at a music festival?
About 70,000 people are set to descend on Stradbally this weekend for Electric Picnic.
Last month
August 2023
Mix of sunny spells and rain showers on the horizon for this Electric Picnic weekend
The festival is taking place from tomorrow until Sunday.
Drug 'surrender bins' to be in operation again at Electric Picnic, gardaí warn no amnesty given
The HSE screening team found drugs that had never been detected in the state before at the event last year.
Organisers of Electric Picnic ban single-use disposable vapes from entering the festival
The festival said they have made the decision to ban the devices in order to “protect the land the the festival site is on”.
Electric Picnic confirms 2024 festival is earlier than usual and tickets are already on sale
Electric Picnic announced this morning that they are plan on moving the festival forward to August in 2024.
This year
Paolo Nutini announced as Electric Picnic headliner, replacing Lewis Capaldi
Capaldi announced in June that he is “taking a break from touring for the foreseeable future”.
Electric Picnic headliner Lewis Capaldi to 'take break from touring for foreseeable future'
Capaldi was due to headline Electric Picnic on 2 September.
Last year
Billie Eilish to headline Electric Picnic 2023 as first 10 acts announced
The lineup also features Lewis Capaldi and Niall Horan.
HSE screening at Electric Picnic found drugs not detected in Ireland before
The programme’s 46 samples also contained dangerously strong MDMA
Male youth charged in relation to serious assault at Electric Picnic last month
A man in his 30s was seriously assaulted at the music festival on Friday 2 September.
Gardaí probe serious assault during DJ set at at Electric Picnic
The assault occurred sometime between 10pm – 12 midnight on Friday night.
Quiz: How much do you know about bands from the 2000s?
You can’t share your results on Bebo though…
Status Orange warning issued for 13 counties as 'intense' rain expected early tomorrow
The warning is valid from 4am to 8am tomorrow morning.
HSE warns about 'double strength' MDMA at Electric Picnic
The tablet’s contents are “approximately two times the average adult dose”.
Heading to Electric Picnic 2022? Here's everything you need to know
It’s the first Electric Picnic since 2019.
Nationwide weather advisory issued for this weekend ahead of Electric Picnic
The advisory is set to kick in at 7pm tomorrow and last until 7pm on Monday.
Poll: Have you ever camped at a music festival?
Electric Picnic takes place from 2 to 4 September this year.
A HSE drug analysis tent will be in operation at this year's Electric Picnic
It’s part of the HSE ‘Safer Nightlife’ harm reduction campaign.
Quiz: What year did these acts headline Electric Picnic?
There have been some excellent headliners over the years, but how well do you know them?
Dermot Kennedy, Tame Impala and Arctic Monkeys to headline this year's Electric Picnic
The festival will take place from 2 to 4 September in Stradbally, Co Laois.
All time
Poll: Are you planning to go to a festival in Ireland next year?
This weekend would have been Electric Picnic weekend. It wasn’t to be.
'We have run out of time': Electric Picnic 2021 has been cancelled
The music and arts festival confirmed the news in a statement this evening.
Government to ‘engage’ with Electric Picnic festival organisers
The Cabinet Covid-19 sub-committee met today to discuss the next steps in the easing of restrictions.
Poll: Do you think Electric Picnic should go ahead this year?
Laois County Council has said it will still refuse permission to the festival based on the official public-health advice.
'Nothing has changed': Laois County Council says it can't revisit Electric Picnic decision
The council decided not to grant a licence to the festival earlier this month.
Electric Picnic boss calls for festival to go ahead after Holohan's comments on live events
He said NPHET wouldn’t be opposed to large events taking place with only vaccinated people in attendance.
Electric Picnic festival refused licence by Laois County Council
The event’s promoter had said earlier this week he was confident it could go ahead.
Electric Picnic organiser 'very confident' festival will go ahead in September
Melvin Benn said he based his optimism on the fact no one in Government had told him the event would not be allowed.
Poll: Would you go to a music festival this year?
Electric Picnic is scheduled to take place in September.
'We're confident the festival can take place': Electric Picnic announces new dates for September
The three-day festival is set to run from 24 to 26 September.