Electric Picnic



Aindrias de Staic (traditional musician/comedian)
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Country and Region IrelandLaois
Type of Festival Comedy, Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Stradbally, Laois, Ireland
Festival Contact Information

Electric Picnic
POD Entertainment
Harcourt Street
Dublin 2 Ireland
Phone: +353 1 4189711
Fax: (353) 1-4780210
Email: info@electricpicnic.ie

Festival Description

The music and arts festival — Electric Picnic is held over a three-day weekend in Stradbally, County Laois. The festival features eclectic music, cabaret, comedy and theatre all on one site at the Stradbally Estate. Electric Picnic offers an extenive line-up of the hippest bands around. Up to 100 rock, dance and electro-pop acts will take to the stages over the course of the long weekend. Head over to the comedy venue, enjoy the chill-out-area, cinema, experience holistic therapies, and even a silent disco. Enjoy international foods that cater to a wide variety of tastes—including Mexican, Japanese and German bars.

Festival Dates August 30 - September 1, 2013
Festival Links

http://www.electricpicnic.ie/

Festival Events:

Lineup 2012:
  • THE CURE
  • THE KILLERS
  • ELBOW
  • PATTI SMITH
  • SBTRKT
  • SIGUR RÓS
  • ORBITAL
  • HOT CHIP
  • RICHARD HAWLEY
  • CRYSTAL CASTLES
  • THE MACCABEES
  • GAVIN FRIDAY
  • VAN DYKE PARKS
  • MICHAEL KIWANUKA
  • THE JEZEBELS
  • DUBLIN GOSPEL CHOIR
  • EAGLE AND THE WORM
  • TUA TUA
  • GRANDADDY
  • SQUAREPUSHER
  • THE XX
  • GRIZZLY BEAR
  • CHRISTY MOORE
  • THE ROOTS
  • GLEN HANSARD
  • METRONOMY
  • THE HORRORS
  • AZEALIA BANKS
  • ROOTS MANUVA
  • BAT FOR LASHES
  • TINDERSTICKS
  • BELL X1
  • STAFF BENDA BILILI
  • MILAGRES
  • ED SHEERAN
  • ALABAMA SHAKES
  • CRANES
  • LITTLE ROY
  • LAND LOVERS
  • BAXTER DURY
  • JONATHAN WILSON
  • SOLAR BEARS
  • FATOUMATA DIAWARA
  • WILLIS EARL BEAL
  • LANTERNS ON THE LAKE
  • and many more...
Highlights 2012:
  • BODY&SOUL
    • They will be joining us again this year with its trademark fantasy trimmings, bespoke stages and hideaway corners – with the usual careful selection of Irish and international acts, quirky installations and exciting surprises around every twist and turn of it’s all-encompassing realm.
  • MINDFIELD AREA
    • The area returns to the Picnic with a huge feast of food for thought. Leviathan political and economic debate, hosted by David McWilliams; History Ireland Hedge School; Irish and international writers on the Arts Council Literary Stage, curated by Dermot Bolger; cutting edge theatre; mind-blowing experiments and talks in the Science Gallery’s inflatable tent; cúpla focail leis An Puball Gaeilge; big uplifting words and beats on the Word Stage, hosted by Marty Mulligan; and much much more to be announced.
  • GLOBAL GREEN
    • The colourful and enchanting GLOBAL GREEN brings together a wide community of cultural creatives, activists, artists, social entrepreneurs and civil society organisations. Blending the themes of creativity and collaboration, the Global Green 2012 will illuminate and showcase good ideas for the future.
  • SALTY DOG STAGE
    • Meanwhile, in the murky shadows of the woods in Stradbally, an old friend peels a few leaves off his forehead and flicks a caterpillar from behind his ear, and recalls some distant promise to try harder… its the captain of the SALTY DOG STAGE, stumbling into the lengthening Spring days with his flies undone and wondering how the winter was so effortlessly squandered. The proud shipwreck — French in origin, French in odour — stands tall among the giants at Electric Picnic, promising to round up the fringes of society and give them stage to play on. Sea shanties from pub-tanned codgers, bluegrass at the whim of corn-nibblers down from the hills, blues solos from tinny-swilling double bassists with bockety eyes, and the occasional cracking set from a confused rock-star kidnapped from the main stage and spirited into the forest… these titans will walk upon the timber deck of the boat, to the roars of the Salty Dog’s devoted followers, get swallowed into the over-eager fog of dry ice, and have the time of their lives.
  • THEATRE OF FOOD
    • Serving as a homage to all things gastronomic, THEATRE OF FOOD will be incorporating several elements including the food demos in the NEFF kitchen, wine tastings, gastro-competitions, panel discussions, pop up dining, as well as Bridgestone Guide Awards and the Farmers Market which features a host of local producers, fresh local produce, cakes and treats, crafts and much more.
  • The COMEDY TENT
    • This space promises to be the most exciting line up ever. Meander down round midday stake your spot and drink in the heavenly banter and witty badinage in the coolest joint on the site.
  • TRENCHTOWN
    • Discover the spirit of Jamaica tucked away in the deepest forest’s of Stradbally at TRENCHTOWN. Or simply enjoy some old world pleasures with candyfloss and cartwheels at FOSSETS CIRCUS.

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Practical Info:

Venue:
  • Stradbally Estate
    Stradbally Hall
  • County Laois, Ireland

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