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#Electric Picnic

# electric-picnic - Last month October 2022

HSE screening at Electric Picnic found drugs not detected in Ireland before
# Festival
# Festival

HSE screening at Electric Picnic found drugs not detected in Ireland before

Oct 25th 2022, 2:51 PM 25,953 Views 33 Comments

The programme’s 46 samples also contained dangerously strong MDMA

Male youth charged in relation to serious assault at Electric Picnic last month
# Assault
# Assault

Male youth charged in relation to serious assault at Electric Picnic last month

Oct 6th 2022, 6:12 PM 21,563 Views 0 Comments

A man in his 30s was seriously assaulted at the music festival on Friday 2 September.

# electric-picnic - September September 2022

Gardaí probe serious assault during DJ set at at Electric Picnic
# Assault
# Assault

Gardaí probe serious assault during DJ set at at Electric Picnic

Sep 9th 2022, 12:51 PM 40,027 Views 0 Comments

The assault occurred sometime between 10pm – 12 midnight on Friday night.

Quiz: How much do you know about bands from the 2000s?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about bands from the 2000s?

Sep 4th 2022, 10:00 PM 52,780 Views 13 Comments

You can’t share your results on Bebo though…

Status Orange warning issued for 13 counties as 'intense' rain expected early tomorrow
# Rain
# Rain

Status Orange warning issued for 13 counties as 'intense' rain expected early tomorrow

Sep 3rd 2022, 2:00 PM 97,540 Views 17 Comments

The warning is valid from 4am to 8am tomorrow morning.

HSE warns about 'double strength' MDMA at Electric Picnic
# Purple Skulls
# Purple Skulls

HSE warns about 'double strength' MDMA at Electric Picnic

Sep 3rd 2022, 7:25 AM 38,179 Views 37 Comments

The tablet’s contents are “approximately two times the average adult dose”.

Heading to Electric Picnic 2022? Here's everything you need to know
# Festival Fun
# Festival Fun

Heading to Electric Picnic 2022? Here's everything you need to know

Sep 2nd 2022, 1:30 PM 23,429 Views 12 Comments

It’s the first Electric Picnic since 2019.

Nationwide weather advisory issued for this weekend ahead of Electric Picnic
# Wet And Windy
# Wet And Windy

Nationwide weather advisory issued for this weekend ahead of Electric Picnic

Sep 1st 2022, 3:48 PM 33,026 Views 3 Comments

The advisory is set to kick in at 7pm tomorrow and last until 7pm on Monday.

# electric-picnic - This year 2022

Poll: Have you ever camped at a music festival?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you ever camped at a music festival?

Aug 30th 2022, 10:15 AM 25,103 Views 26 Comments

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
# Safer Nightlife
# Safer Nightlife

A HSE drug analysis tent will be in operation at this year's Electric Picnic

Aug 18th 2022, 11:49 AM 23,497 Views 102 Comments

It’s part of the HSE ‘Safer Nightlife’ harm reduction campaign.

Quiz: What year did these acts headline Electric Picnic?
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Quiz: What year did these acts headline Electric Picnic?

Mar 12th 2022, 10:00 PM 20,057 Views 11 Comments

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
# Electric Picnic
# Electric Picnic

Dermot Kennedy, Tame Impala and Arctic Monkeys to headline this year's Electric Picnic

Mar 10th 2022, 1:08 PM 11,672 Views 17 Comments

The festival will take place from 2 to 4 September in Stradbally, Co Laois.

# electric-picnic - Last year 2021

Poll: Are you planning to go to a festival in Ireland next year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you planning to go to a festival in Ireland next year?

Sep 23rd 2021, 9:48 AM 19,846 Views 22 Comments

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
# Cancelled
# Cancelled

'We have run out of time': Electric Picnic 2021 has been cancelled

Sep 1st 2021, 6:27 PM 43,987 Views 75 Comments

The music and arts festival confirmed the news in a statement this evening.

Government to ‘engage’ with Electric Picnic festival organisers
# Tent Talks
# Tent Talks

Government to ‘engage’ with Electric Picnic festival organisers

Aug 27th 2021, 6:24 PM 13,273 Views 20 Comments

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?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Electric Picnic should go ahead this year?

Aug 26th 2021, 8:43 AM 68,850 Views 86 Comments

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
# Electric Picnic
# Electric Picnic

'Nothing has changed': Laois County Council says it can't revisit Electric Picnic decision

Updated Aug 25th 2021, 3:32 PM 26,040 Views 45 Comments

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
# Outdoor Events
# Outdoor Events

Electric Picnic boss calls for festival to go ahead after Holohan's comments on live events

Updated Aug 24th 2021, 6:50 PM 30,915 Views 27 Comments

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
# Electric Picnic
# Electric Picnic

Electric Picnic festival refused licence by Laois County Council

Aug 4th 2021, 6:01 PM 81,842 Views 128 Comments

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
# Admission
# Admission

Electric Picnic organiser 'very confident' festival will go ahead in September

Aug 2nd 2021, 4:40 PM 23,957 Views 49 Comments

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?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you go to a music festival this year?

Jun 18th 2021, 9:12 AM 32,458 Views 36 Comments

Electric Picnic is scheduled to take place in September.

'We're confident the festival can take place': Electric Picnic announces new dates for September
# Wellies At The Ready
# Wellies At The Ready

'We're confident the festival can take place': Electric Picnic announces new dates for September

Jun 16th 2021, 2:22 PM 20,070 Views 23 Comments

The three-day festival is set to run from 24 to 26 September.

# electric-picnic - All time

Quiz: How much do you know about Electric Picnic?
# Ep2020
# Ep2020

Quiz: How much do you know about Electric Picnic?

Sep 5th 2020, 10:00 PM 33,458 Views 25 Comments

We’ve never missed a muddy field so much before.

Electric Picnic 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19
# EP
# EP

Electric Picnic 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19

May 11th 2020, 4:50 PM 25,276 Views 33 Comments

Ticket holders can get a refund of their tickets or carry them forward to next year.

Body and Soul part ways with Electric Picnic after 16 years
# RIDING SOULO
# RIDING SOULO

Body and Soul part ways with Electric Picnic after 16 years

Dec 9th 2019, 5:33 PM 35,709 Views 18 Comments

Tickets for next year’s festival sold out this afternoon.

Man to appear in court after being caught with weapon at Electric Picnic
# Laois
# Laois

Man to appear in court after being caught with weapon at Electric Picnic

Sep 3rd 2019, 10:48 AM 25,413 Views 0 Comments

The man was arrested at a car park at the festival over the weekend.

How well do you remember Electric Picnics past?
# Quiz
# Quiz

How well do you remember Electric Picnics past?

Aug 31st 2019, 9:00 PM 23,544 Views 12 Comments

What started in 2004 has since become Ireland’s largest music festival.

Poll: Have you ever left your tent behind after a festival?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you ever left your tent behind after a festival?

Aug 31st 2019, 9:15 AM 25,623 Views 41 Comments

Last year, bulldozers were brought in to clear thousands of leftover tents after Electric Picnic.

Rainfall warning in the west but a mostly dry weekend for Electric Picnic
# Weekend Weather
# Weekend Weather

Rainfall warning in the west but a mostly dry weekend for Electric Picnic

Aug 30th 2019, 4:24 PM 24,208 Views 7 Comments

Met Éireann says heavy rain is on the way.

'I took it and paid the price': Ex-Ireland's Got Talent contestant issues Electric Picnic drug warning
# Electric Picnic
# Electric Picnic

'I took it and paid the price': Ex-Ireland's Got Talent contestant issues Electric Picnic drug warning

Aug 30th 2019, 2:46 PM 47,859 Views 82 Comments

Brandon Webb was put into an induced coma last year after falling ill as a result of MDMA.

Transport, stage times, weather: Here's what you need to know if you're heading to Electric Picnic
# Festival
# Festival

Transport, stage times, weather: Here's what you need to know if you're heading to Electric Picnic

Aug 30th 2019, 6:10 AM 16,371 Views 10 Comments

Nearly 60,000 people are set to descend upon Stradbally in Laois for the biggest event of the Irish festival calendar.

Electric Picnic: Festival-goers warned of 'vigorous' drug searches
# Stradbally
# Stradbally

Electric Picnic: Festival-goers warned of 'vigorous' drug searches

Aug 27th 2019, 9:22 PM 37,126 Views 31 Comments

The warning comes ahead of the festival this weekend.

Hozier, The Strokes, Florence + the Machine and The 1975 announced as headliners for Electric Picnic
# Electric Picnic
From The Daily Edge
# Electric Picnic

Hozier, The Strokes, Florence + the Machine and The 1975 announced as headliners for Electric Picnic

Mar 13th 2019, 11:36 AM 29,439 Views 24 Comments

The festival is already sold out.

Electric Picnic tickets sell out 15 minutes after going on sale
# All Gone
# All Gone

Electric Picnic tickets sell out 15 minutes after going on sale

Dec 3rd 2018, 12:10 PM 23,140 Views 25 Comments

It is the first time the festival has sold out before any acts were announced.

Ireland's entertainment world comes out for funeral of Electric Picnic founder John Reynolds
# RIP
# RIP

Ireland's entertainment world comes out for funeral of Electric Picnic founder John Reynolds

Updated Nov 1st 2018, 9:59 PM 81,732 Views 9 Comments

The 52 year-old was found dead at his home last week.

'A visionary', 'Inspirational': Tributes paid to well-known music promoter John Reynolds
# RIP
# RIP

'A visionary', 'Inspirational': Tributes paid to well-known music promoter John Reynolds

Updated Oct 26th 2018, 1:57 PM 37,262 Views 10 Comments

“Ireland is less today for his passing,” Leo Varadkar said.

Music promoter and Electric Picnic founder John Reynolds dies suddenly aged 52
# POD
# POD

Music promoter and Electric Picnic founder John Reynolds dies suddenly aged 52

Oct 25th 2018, 9:58 PM 98,522 Views 48 Comments

The music promoter died suddenly at his home in Dublin this evening.

'Festival waste? It's not new - we're a disposable nation and we need to change our attitude'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Festival waste? It's not new - we're a disposable nation and we need to change our attitude'

Sep 8th 2018, 4:00 PM 25,792 Views 63 Comments

Green Party Councillor Claire Byrne knows all about trying to keep festival sites clean – and says we need to stop seeing tents as disposable, and look at what we can do to clean up after ourselves.

Early bird tickets for next year's Electric Picnic sell out
# Stradbally Calling
# Stradbally Calling

Early bird tickets for next year's Electric Picnic sell out

Updated Sep 7th 2018, 2:33 PM 46,818 Views 77 Comments

More tickets will go on sale in 2019.

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