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Are you missing anything from Electric Picnic? Hundreds of items remain unclaimed in Stradbally

Phones, wallets, passports, car keys, house keys, bank cards, age cards, handbags, watches, glasses, headphones, footwear and power banks. These are among the hundreds of...
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Electric Picnic remembers one of its biggest fans as ‘Buddy’s Lane’ opened

One of Electric Picnic’s biggest fans was poignantly remembered this year as ‘Buddy’s Lane’ was created on the woodland route from Pink Moon crossroads...

Melvin Benn on the HSE’s Electric Picnic drug testing and the increased capacity

Melvin Benn, Festival Director of the Electric Picnic, says that the HSE pilot drug testing scheme at the weekend event could be deemed a...

In Pictures: Wonderful selection of images as Electric Picnic 2022 comes to a close

And so the curtain comes down on another Electric Picnic. The wider community of Laois welcomed back the hugely popular festival for the first time...

2023 Electric Picnic tickets to go on sale next Saturday as curtain comes down...

After an 'absolutely glorious' return to Stradbally Estate for the 2022 festival, Electric Picnic tickets will go on sale this Saturday, September 10, at...
Electric Picnic Day 1

In Pictures: Wonderful selection of images from Day 1 of Electric Picnic

Talk about an atmosphere! After three long years, Electric Picnic has returned to Laois and with thousands of festival-goers descending on Stradbally, the fun and...
Luke O'Neill

‘It is a time to celebrate and we have nothing to fear’ says Professor...

Professor Luke O'Neill says that Electric Picnic goers have nothing to fear Covid-19 wise as the festival returns this weekend. 70,000 people are expected to...
The Coronas

‘It’s the quintessential biggest Irish festival’ – The Coronas excited ahead of Electric Picnic...

Danny O'Reilly, lead singer of The Coronas, has heralded Electric Picnic as the 'quintessential biggest Irish festival'. The Coronas will take to the Main Stage...
Melvin Benn

Electric Picnic chief doesn’t rule out further expansion as biggest ever festival lies ahead...

The chief organiser of Electric Picnic has not ruled out increasing the capacity of in order to satisfy demand. Melvin Benn was speaking ahead of...
Outcast Crew

Laois Celtic trad punk band The Outcast Crew set to rock Spike Island at...

Celtic trad punk band The Outcast Crew will take to the Spike Island stage at 1.30am on Saturday night/Sunday morning. The Laois band comprises: Brian...

As Electric Picnic draws closer we caught up with Portlaoise star Kean Kavanagh

The Electric Picnic buzz is gathering more and more strength with 20,000 people with Early Access tickets set to be on site later today Up...
The Lost Messiahs

Meet the Laois indie rock band getting ready to wow the crowds at Electric...

Having played Electric Picnic in 2014, indie rock band, The Lost Messiahs, are thrilled to find themselves back at Stradbally Hall, playing the word...
The Finns

Laois brothers set to kick off Electric Picnic on Spike Island Stage on Friday

With musical talent on both sides of the family, it’s little wonder that brothers Hugh and Ciarán Finn from Rathdowney, who will play the...
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Thomas Cosby: ‘It’s a working weekend for us and we have to look after...

“I missed it for the last two years, but it has come back with a bang and got a bit bigger,” said Thomas Cosby...
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In Pictures: A sneak peek inside the 2022 Electric Picnic before festival recommences

After a three year absence, Electric Picnic is set to roar back into life in Stradbally this weekend. Festival goers will actually begin arriving on...
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Stage times announced for Electric Picnic as Dermot Kennedy, Snow Patrol and Arctic Monkeys...

Electric Picnic is back at Stradbally Estate, in Co Laois, this weekend with a jam-packed line-up. Here are the acts and stage times So now you...
Electric Picnic Favourites

Electric Picnic Fever: 12 of our favourite EP stories as excitement builds ahead of...

For the first time since 2019, Laois's favourite festival will return to Stradbally this week. After a three year Covid-19 enforced absence, the Electric Picnic...
The Outcast Crew

WATCH: Laois band The Outcast Crew release latest single ahead of Electric Picnic appearance

Laois band The Outcast Crew have just released their latest single ahead of their Electric Picnic performance next weekend. ‘Wait ’till the Sun Goes Down' is the...
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Anonymous drug testing facility that ‘will save lives’ to be present at Electric Picnic

An anonymous drug and substance testing facility will be active at this year's Electric Picnic. The HSE will run the facility and one of the...
Electric Picnic

Electric Picnic reveal details as brand new area Fish Town is unveiled

Jerry Fish created one of the most entertaining and eclectic stages at Electric Picnic ‘The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow’ which he has curated for...
Electric Picnic General

Final chance to get tickets as Electric Picnic announce details of Tour de Picnic

If you missed out on Electric Picnic tickets this year and still wish to go - well then there is still a way to...
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It’s a sell out! Remaining Electric Picnic tickets go in 30 minutes

Electric Picnic 2022 went on sale today at 9am with tickets for this year’s event selling out in 30 minutes. With the event cancelled in each of the...
Kean Kavanagh

Young Portlaoise man among the acts as Electric Picnic returns

Kean Kavanagh from Portlaoise is among the performers that will be on stage at this year's Electric Picnic. The talented musician, who performed previously at...
Electric Picnic General

BREAKING: Electric Picnic line-up announced as festival to return for first time since 2019

The line-up for the 2022 Electric Picnic music and arts festival has been announced. This is the first time that the three-day festival in Stradbally...
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A Piece of the Picnic – Documentary on two years without the festival to...

As the country waits in excited anticipation for the reveal of the Electric Picnic line-up for 2022 on Thursday, a brand-new documentary will premiere...

BREAKING: Electric Picnic confirm that 2021 festival officially CANCELLED

Organisers of Electric Picnic have confirmed that the 2021 festival is officially CANCELLED. In a statement they confirmed the news moments ago. They said: "We wanted...

Government to continue to ‘engage’ with organisers of Electric Picnic this weekend

The possibility that the 2021 Electric Picnic could go ahead this year is not yet dead it seems. In a statement released on behalf of...

Laois County Council release statement following calls to reverse Electric Picnic refusal decision

Laois County Council have released a statement following calls for them to reverse their decision to refuse a licence for the 2021 Electric Picnic...

‘Tell us tomorrow and we are on our way’ – Electric Picnic organiser reacts...

The organisers of Electric Picnic have called on Laois County Council to reverse the decision not to grant a licence for this year's festival...

‘I never give up’ – Defiant Electric Picnic boss blasts refusal decision as ‘wrong...

Defiant Electric Picnic organiser Melvin Benn says he has still not given up hope that the festival could go ahead later next month. In a...