Here’s everything you need to know if you’re heading to Electric Picnic this weekend

It's finally here!


Tomorrow marks the day we’ve all been waiting for- Electric Picnic is here! For months we’ve been googling the line-up and keeping up-to-date on what’s going to be happening at this year’s highly awaited festival, and we’re not going to steer you wrong now t the last hurdle!

If you’re lucky enough to have gotten a ticket, here is everything you need to know for heading to Stradbally:

Getting There: 

By car you the M7, and exit at Junction 16. Electric Picnic will be well sign-posted. You’re best to follow these, and not your sat-nav as the route Google takes you could be longer.

Bus Companies like Marathon Travel are running bus services from Dublin city centre to the festival, and back again.

You can also get the train from Heuston to Portlaoise, and then take a shuttle bus from there to the festival.


A handy map for EP!
A handy map for EP!

Getting Around:

Once you’re there, there’s a lot to get around over the weekend. A record crowd of 55,000 people will be there, so some new areas have been created. Make sure to check out new areas like The Hazel Wood and Anachronica.

There are loads of stages dotted all around, from big to small, in forests and in fields. There really is something for everyone. You can find out all the stage times here so that you don’t miss your fave act.

Campsites open at 9am Friday, and will close at 1pm Monday. If you’re in a campervan you can get in from 4pm Thursday. Sunday ticket holders can enter from 11am Sunday.

The Main Arena will be open until midnight Friday and 2am Saturday and Sunday, while the Late Night Arena will be open until 4am.

This year instead of leaving your phone in to be charged, Three will be selling battery packs to take around with you. Once you return it, they’ll give you another fully charged.

There is so much on offer this year- be prepared!
There is so much on offer this year- be prepared!

Things to Note:

There are ATM’s and a shop that accept cards, but we advise you bring cash with you.

Don’t not bring valuables, it is not a guarantee that your tent will be secure.

There are plenty of toilets on site, but pack toilet roll and wipes just to be sure.

For a full list of practical information and general house keeping on the festival, you can check out the essentials page here.

We hope everyone has a great weekend and stays safe!

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