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HSE reports results of Ireland’s first ‘back of house’ drug testing...

The HSE National Social Inclusion Office has published their findings from Ireland’s first ‘back of house’ drug testing pilot programme - which was carried...

Man charged following serious assault on the opening night of Electric...

Gardai have arrested and charged a man following a serious assault at the Electric Picnic festival last month. The incident occurred on the Friday evening...

Are you missing anything from Electric Picnic? Hundreds of items remain...

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...

Gardai release further information and appeal for witnesses following serious assault...

Gardai have released further information following a serious assault at the Electric Picnic festival last week. The incident occurred on Friday evening between 10pm and...

Gardai make drugs seizure and two arrests in Stradbally prior to...

Gardai in Laois made a drugs seizure and arrested two men following raids prior to Electric Picnic. Gardai carried out two searched in Stradbally on...

Gardai investigating after man hospitalised following assault at Electric Picnic

Gardai have launched an investigations after a man was seriously assaulted at the Electric Picnic Festival. The incident happened between Friday evening and Saturday morning...

Electric Picnic remembers one of its biggest fans as ‘Buddy’s Lane’...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

Electric Picnic Memories: When Ed Sheeran and The Killers performed in...

Ah, the Electric Picnic moment in times - like a local Reeling in the Years. Electric Picnic 2012 marked the festival's ninth year on the...

‘It is a time to celebrate and we have nothing to...

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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...

Meet the Laois indie rock band getting ready to wow the...

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

Laois brothers set to kick off Electric Picnic on Spike Island...

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...

Thomas Cosby: ‘It’s a working weekend for us and we have...

“I missed it for the last two years, but it has come back with a bang and got a bit bigger,” said Thomas Cosby...

In Pictures: A sneak peek inside the 2022 Electric Picnic before...

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...

Stage times announced for Electric Picnic as Dermot Kennedy, Snow Patrol...

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 Fever: 12 of our favourite EP stories as excitement...

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...

WATCH: Laois band The Outcast Crew release latest single ahead of...

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...

Anonymous drug testing facility that ‘will save lives’ to be present...

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 reveal details as brand new area Fish Town is...

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

Young Laois performers in with a chance of performing at Electric...

Have you ever dreamed of performing on stage? Were you born with a funny bone and fancy trying some stand-up comedy? Or is poetry your...

Adequate transport services sought for major events that take place in...

A Laois County Councillor has called for adequate transport services to be in place for the large scale events that are set to take...

Final chance to get tickets as Electric Picnic announce details of...

If you missed out on Electric Picnic tickets this year and still wish to go - well then there is still a way to...

From the Archives – When a Laois group of friends stayed...

This piece was orginally published on LaoisToday in September 2017 after that year's Electric Picnic.  The things people do at Electric Picnic have to be...