The Electric Picnic will begin a DAY early this year.
The massively popular festival tweeted a short time ago that a night of comedy would take place on Thursday August 30, one day before the three-day event was due to begin.
A Tweet read: “Brand new for 2018! The Hazel Wood will open on Thursday 30 August for a night of comedy.”
Returning for its second year, the Hazel Wood has quickly established itself as the Festival’s go-to spot for whimsical entertainment and chilled out vibes.
From Friday, the Hazel Wood will be alive with interactive theatre and performance art, fanciful musical entertainment and mesmerising visual art installations.
With plenty of seating to kick back and put your feet up, it truly is the ideal escape from the hectic buzz of the festival.
But on Thursday, night of comedy will take place.
Popular comic Joanne McNally will MC the event which will include an all-female line up.
These include Aoife Dooley, Lisa Carey and Sharon Mannion.
— Electric Picnic (@EPfestival) April 11, 2018
It is unclear at this stage whether your standard weekend ticket will permit you for entry to The Hazel Wood on the night.
The Electric Picnic sold last month a short time after the line-up was announced.
Kendrick Lamar, Massive Attack, Dua Lipa and N.E.R.D. were announced as headliners and the 52,000 capacity was sold out a day later.
Other acts confirmed are: Dua Lipa, Ben Howard, St. Vincent, King Krule, George Ezra, The Kooks, Jungle, Wolf Alice, Chvrches, Nina Kraviz, Cigarettes After Sex, Friendly Fires, Garbage, Dermot Kennedy, Benjamin Clementine, Sigrid, Jessie Ware, Jorja Smith, Mount Kimie, Tom Misch, The Blaze, Stefflon Don, Peggy Gou, Yxng Bane, Field Music, Alexis Taylor, Sevdaliza, Lucy Dacus, La Femme, Inne Circle, Jordan Rakei, Raye, Gang of Youths, Nilufer Yanya, Scarlxrd, Yellow Days, Hak Baker and Tom Tripp.