Electric Picnic is an annual arts-and-music festival which has been staged since 2004 at Stradbally Hall, County Laois. This year was again a great success with over 55,000 Picnickers descending upon the idyllic setting of Stradbally Hall for a sold-out weekend of incredible music, captivating entertainment, unique experiences and unforgettable memories.
The Electric Picnic is Ireland’s premier music and arts festival. The festival offers everything from music to comedy, theatre to interactive art and holistic health to world cuisine.
The 2017 headline acts for the three-day festival, were Duran Duran, The XX, Interpol, London Grammar and Chaka Khan. Other acts, such as, Run the Jewels, Pete Tong, A Tribe Called Quest and Father John Misty performed at the festival on Saturday and Sunday night.
The Comedy Stage played host to the UK’s brainiest comic of his generation, Bill Bailey. He has been described as ‘a modern day comedy Mozart’ and he definitely lived up to his reputation. Jason Byrne is quite simply the outright king of live comedy, his inspired brand of high energy, intelligent lunacy ensured that the festival goers were left wanting more. The line up also featured a host of hot Irish talent including The Rubberbandits, Al Porter, Deirdre O’Kane and Bernard Casey, to name but a few.
Picnickers also enjoyed the mystical beauty of Body&Soul, the mobiletropolis that is Trailer Park, the reggage vibes of Trenchtown, thought provoking conversations in Mindfield and music delights from Other Voices, Salty Dog and the Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow.
We are already looking forward to the 15th edition of Electric Picnic, September 2018!