Electric Picnic 2019: Everything You Need To Know About EP 15!

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The Electric Picnic is getting set to celebrate its 15th birthday this weekend as nearly 60,000 music fans will converge on a sold-out Stradbally Hall.

Festival-goers will gather for the festival for headliners The Strokes, Florence And The Machine, Hozier and The 1975.

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There’s also plenty of other attractions at the 600-acre site of the Stradbally Hall estate in Co Laois.

The biggest being Freetown for the 2019 festival which is a whole new town located in the Picnic with Terminus at its centre. Freetown is basically a massive new music tent with big name DJs playing the best electronica and dance.

Stage Times:

ELECTRIC ARENA

 

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FRIDAY

22.30 – 00.00 – James Blake

20.45 – 22.00 – Jarvis Cocker Introducing Jarv IS

19.15 – 20.15 – Miles Kane

18.00 – 18.45 – Toucan

SATURDAY

23.30 – 1.00 – Four Tet

21.45 – 23.00 – Richie Hawtin

20.15 – 21.15 – Metronomy

19.00 – 19.45 – Chalri XCX

17.45 – 18.30 – Freya Ridings

16.30 – 17.15 – Otherkin

15.15 – 16.00 – Lyra

14.15 – 14.45 – Aimée

SUNDAY

22.30 – 00.00 – The Streets

21.15 – 22.00 – J Hus

19.30 – 20.30 – Róisín Murphy

16.00 – 17.00 – Johnny Marr

16.45 – 17.30 – Sam Fender

15.30 – 16.15 – King Kong Kompany

14.00 – 14.45 – Fangclub

Cosby Tent

SATURDAY

23.00 – 00.00 – Sons of Kemet

21.30 – 22.15 – Yves Tumor

20.00 – 20.45 – Viagara Boys

18.30 – 19.15 – Girl in Red

17.15 – 18.00 – Biig Piig

16.05 – 16.45 – Silverbacks

15.00 – 15.35 – The Clockworks

14.00 – 14.30 – Isaac Butler

13.00 – 13.30 – Happyalone

SUNDAY

23.00 – 00.00 – Courtney Barnett

21.30 – 22.30 – Parquet Courts

20.15 – 21.00 – Bodega

19.00 – 19.45 – Sasami

17.45 – 18.30 – Sea Girls

16.30 – 17.15 – Cavetown

15.30 – 16.00 -The Wha

14.30 – 15.00 – Declan J Donovan

Electric Picnic 2019: Comedy and Salty Dog stage times

THURSDAY

Salty Dog stage

10.30pm-midnight Mo Kelly (DJ set)
9.40pm Montauk Hotel
8.30pm Vulpynes
7.30pm Carron

FRIDAY

Salty Dog stage

2.50am-4am Transformer by the Salty Dog No Stars
1am Secret guests
11.30pm Khartoum
10.05pm Stefan Murphy and the Athletes of Soul
8.30pm The Uproot Hootenanny
7.05pm Waiting for Smith
5.40pm These Charming Men
4.35pm The Roadhouse Doors
3.30pm Brian Whittington
2.20pm Cherym
1.10pm Secret guests
Noon Electric Wednesday

Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow

2-4am The Kilo 1977
Midnight Bon Voyage featuring Shamon Cassette and Arveene
11pm Carnival fire show featuring Terri Fierce + Family
9pm Se7en Inch Collective
7.30pm DJ Mattie B
6pm Will de Burca

Trailer Park

1.05-3.30am Spinster DJs
11.40pm Cooks But We’re Chefs
10.15pm Loosysmokes
9pm Shogunz of Stank
7.45pm Panik Attacks
6.30pm Henry Earnest
5.15pm Harvest: A Tribute to Neil Young
4pm Montauk Hotel
2.45pm A Great Quiet
1.25pm Galway Street Club
Noon Code of Behaviour Brass Band

Terminus dance arena

10.30pm-midnight Amelie Lens
9pm Kettama

Global Green Village Hall

2.15-4am Mo Kelly (DJ set)
12.30-2am RobotRock

Trenchtown: Kingston 12 Arena (main stage)

2.30am Bazza Ranks x Dynamite MC
12.20am DJ Wax
11.40pm Adrian Lenz
10pm Jigzzsaw
8.30pm The Rebel Souls
7.15pm Boss Sound Manifesto
6pm Jameire
4pm DJ Mog Y

Trenchtown: Afrikaya

10pm Lex Woo
8pm Easy Yves
6pm Baz Hickey
4pm MC Little Tree
2pm Selective Sounds
Noon Oi Oi Sound

Trenchtown: Treasure Beach

Midnight Sibh C
10pm Lady Michelle
8pm Miss Scotty
6pm DJ Blazehitta
4pm DJ Nigel Woods
2pm DJ Defensive Mix Up
Noon DJ Dodgy
11am One World Sound
9am Will Softl

Weather

People going to EP this weekend should pack their wellies as the weather forecast is not looking good.

Met Éireann predicts an increasingly wet day for Friday, with spot flooding in some parts of the country.

While on Saturday, it says there could be heavy showers with a risk of thunder, and there is also heavy rain due on Sunday.

Are tickets still available?

Tickets are fully sold out and An Garda Síochána has warned gig-goers about fake print-at-home tickets that are being sold online, so double- and triple-check before you hand over your money for a ticket from someone you don’t know.

Map

What time does it kick-off at?

  • Entry for Early Entry Ticket Holders is from 4pm on Thursday, 29th August 2019 until midnight on Thursday, 29th August.
  • General Campervan and Family Campervan site will open at 4pm on Thursday, 29th August 2018 and will close at 1pm Monday, 2nd September 2019.
  • General Campsite and Family Campsite will open at 9am Friday, 29th August 2019 and will close at 1pm Monday, 2nd September 2019.
  1. Sunday ticket holders can enter from 11am Sunday (there is no camping permitted for Sunday Day Ticket holders).

Opening times are subject to change​.

What’s the Arena opening times ?

On Friday, the Late Night Arena will be open from 12pm until 4am, the main arena will be open from 2pm until midnight.

On Saturday, the Late Night Arena will open from 8am-4am and the main arena will open from 11am until 2am.

On Sunday, the Late Night Arena will open from 8am-4am and the main arena will open from 11am until midnight.

Opening times are subject to change.

What’s the camping sitch like?

This year at Electric Picnic we have four different alternative Boutique Camping options to choose from, you can pick from either:

THE PINK MOON VILLAGE

The Pink Moon Village will be back for yet another year. Offering lovely toilet and shower facilities alongside some fantastic structures within the ever-popular Pink Moon Village this campsite, this humble oasis is a great way to enjoy Electric Picnic​.

HARVEST MOON BOUTIQUE

Harvest Moon Boutique is the rebranded version of the old boutique. With many of the same wonderful suppliers offering Yurts, Tipi’s and Pods, the guys behind Pink Moon are bringing their own unique touch with a few more luxuries mean that this campsite is the place to stay in 2018.

KIP ‘N’ GO!

Kip ‘n’ Go returns to Electric Picnic in 2019 after two very successful years. Offering a solution to one of the biggest challenges facing us at Electric Picnic – the abandoned tents – Kip ‘n’ Go has come up with an accommodation which can cost you just €7.50pp each day, and you don’t even have to worry about putting it up (or take it down!).

Find more information on each camping option below.

CAMPSITE OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES

  • Entry for Early Entry Ticket Holders is from 4pm on Thursday, 29th August 2019 until midnight on Thursday, 29th August.
  • General Campervan and Family Campervan site will open at 4pm on Thursday, 29th August 2018 and will close at 1pm Monday, 2nd September 2019.
  • General Campsite and Family Campsite will open at 9am Friday, 29th August 2019 and will close at 1pm Monday, 2nd September 2019.
  1. Sunday ticket holders can enter from 11am Sunday (there is no camping permitted for Sunday Day Ticket holders).

Opening times are subject to change​.

What about food and showers?

Yes. More than 100 food stalls will be running, again across the main arena and campsites, all weekend, catering to all appetites. If you want to up your notions game, an artisan food market will offer good local produce, or you can pop into the Theatre of Food to catch some of Ireland’s best chefs in action.

There will be free drinking-water points across all of the campsites and the main arena, beside the toilet blocks.

Showers

There will be showers located in the Jimi Hendrix Campsite.

Opening Times
Fri:
 8am-2pm & 4pm-7pm
Sat: 8am-2pm & 4pm-7pm
Sun: 8am-2pm & 4pm-7pm

Mobile Phone Charging

Three will be selling 3 Power Banks in the Jimi Hendrix Campsite.

Opening Times

Friday 11:30am-6pm
Saturday 9am -6pm
Sunday 9am-6pm

What about alcohol?

All bars will close at 1am. After 1am, up to four cans per person will be allowed into the main arena. There’s a limit of 48 cans per person for the weekend in the camping areas. Glass is not permitted anywhere in the festival. The bars will be operating a Challenge 25 policy; accepted forms of ID are passport, driver’s licence and Garda age cards.

THINGS YOU CAN AND CAN’T BRING

You may be body and/or bag searched at the entrance, onsite or on leaving. Any item(s), which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon, or which may cause danger or disruption to any other persons at the event, will be confiscated. Persons suspected of carrying items that may be used in an offensive or dangerous manner, or carrying out illegal activities within the arena or other parts of the site may be searched.

The list of prohibited items includes but is not limited to the below. Please check back closer to the event for any changes.

All of the prohibited items must be surrendered or removed from site. Anyone refusing may face eviction.
Surrendered items will not be returned.

 

ITEM BRING INTO THE CAMPSITES BRING INTO THE ARENA
Aerosols (under 250ml) YES (<250ml only) YES (<250ml only)
Alcohol for Personal Consumption (not contained in glass bottles) YES (limited to 48 cans per person) NO (prior to bars closing at 1am, then up to 4 cans p/p)
Animals (other than registered guide / hearing dogs) NO NO
Bicycles (must be locked at the racks near Gate 1a) NO NO
Campfires NO NO
Camping Equipment YES NO
Candles / Incense NO NO
Cans YES (limited to 48 cans per person) NO (prior to the bars closing then up to 4 cans p/p)
Chinese or Sky Lanterns + Kites NO NO
Cigarettes for Personal Consumption YES YES
Disposable Barbeques (to be used in designated BBQ areas only)+ Permitted Cooking Stoves – NO GAS YES NO
Drones or any other remote flying devices NO NO
Empty Plastic Bottles YES YES
Fireworks, Flares + Blow Torches NO NO
Flags YES YES
Food for personal consumption YES YES
Gazebos / Canopies YES NO
Gas Canisters/Cylinders – fitted in campervans YES (campervan field only) NO
Gas Canisters/Cylinders – not fitted in campervans NO NO
Generators – diesel generators fitted in campervans YES (campervan field only) NO
Generators – diesel generators not fitted in campervans + petrol generators NO NO
Glass items (over 100ml) NO NO
Glass items (under 100ml – perfume / make up mirrors etc. YES YES
Goods for Unauthorised Trading & Goods with Unauthorised Logos NO NO
Illegal / Unidentifiable Substances, Drugs & Legal/Herbal Highs NO NO
Knives & Weapons or anything that could reasonably be considered for use as a weapon NO NO
Medication – if you need to bring medication we recommend bringing a doctors note or prescription for it YES YES
Megaphones / Airhorns NO NO
Nitrous Oxide NO NO
Portable Laser Equipment and Laser Pens NO NO
Professional Cameras with Detachable / Zoom Lenses / Recording Equipment NO NO
Professional Radios / Walkie – Talkies NO NO
Water / Soft Drinks Bottles – Sealed

 

Reusable Bottles 

YES

 

YES

YES <500ml only

 

YES

Water / Soft Drinks Bottles – Opened YES NO (with the exception of <500ml after bars close at 1am)
Skateboards, Scooters, Hoverboards or any personal motorised vehicles NO NO
Sound Systems NO NO
Spray Cans NO NO
Unofficial Hi – Viz & Reflective Jackets NO NO

 

What if I run out of moola?

There will be ATMs in the late-night arena, beside the entrance to the main arena, but be prepared to queue. Treat the wait as an opportunity to reflect, perchance. Contactless payment will be available at every bar, so tap until you can tap no more.

What else can we do there?

  1. Yoga

If there’s one thing that’ll make you feel like an entirely new human being after sleeping on the ground,

If you’re feeling a little grizzly after sleeping on the ground The Sanctuary Stage early on in the day, or visiting the Global Green eco village tis where you’ll be sure to find some sort of Yoga class to give your muscles the stretch they deserve.

  1. Visit the Eco Village

this year’s Electric Picnic will feature Global Green: an eco village Activists, artists, makers, musicians, foodies and poets from across Ireland will be hosting transformational ideas, activities and conversations all across the weekend.

  1. The comedy tent

Foil Arms and Hog, David O’Doherty, Ardal O’Hanlon, and Deirdre O’Kane are just some of the gas lads who’ll be hitting up Stradbally this weekend.

Alongside them will be Jason Byrne, Maisie Adam, Paul Currie, Tony Cantwell, Julie Jay, and a load of others too.

This year’s full comedy lineup can be found here.

  1. Get In A Hot Tub

There’ll be an assortment of hot tubs scattered around the Stradbally fields this weekend – mainly in the Body & Soul area.

The Zen Gardens and Immerse Spa Experience offer the perfect break from the busyness of the rest of the rest of the festival which also giving you total bragging rights for the entire experience.

There’s also open-air seaweed and epsom salt baths!

5. Gorge in the Theatre of Food

Sharon Noonan. Kevin O’Toole. Conor Drum. Sham Hanifa. Goat Ireland. Paul Flynn. Holly White are just some of the names that’ll be cooking up a treat in the Theatre Of Food this year. Get your head around some new recipes and expereience deliciousness!

Travel

BY CAR – EARLY ENTRY (THURSDAY ONLY)

M7 Northbound / Southbound & M8

Arriving Thursday 29th August – M7 Northbound / Southbound and M8. Take Junction 16 Ballydavis, Portlaoise and proceed onto the R445 (Old Dublin Road). Turn left onto the R425. Continue straight through the Roundabout at Bloomfield Cross. Keep left at the fork to continue on the R426. Turn left on to the R427 signposted Stradbally. Continue on the R427 and follow signage and direction of the Garda to the Green Car Parks.

N80 Carlow & South East

Travel along the N80 and N78 to Simmons Mills and proceed via the Windy Gap into Stradbally. Continue through the town to the Green Car Parks.

N80 West

Turn right at Bloomfield Cross Roundabout onto the R425. Keep left at the fork to continue on the R426. Turn left on to the R427 signposted Stradbally. Continue on the R427 and follow signage and direction of the Garda to the Green Car Parks.

BY CAR

Please follow the marked signange and directions from the Gardaí when arriving at the festival and not what your sat nav says. There are different routes into the festival depending on the direction you are coming from and whether you are being dropped off, a weekend ticket holder, a weekend camper, bringing campervan/caravans or a day ticket holder.

M7 Southbound (from Dublin and the North)
Event car traffic should exit the M7 at Ballydavis Interchange (Junction 16), and should proceed onto the R445 (Old Dublin Road).

At Rathbrennan traffic should go left onto the new Carlow Road (R425) and then continue straight on to Bloomfield Roundabout R425 (signposted Abbeyleix). All event car traffic (not coaches, mini buses and taxis) will continue straight on at Bloomfield Roundabout (R425) and onto Sheffield Cross (R426).

At Sheffield Cross traffic will follow the main road left onto the R426 and on towards Money Cross and Lamberton Cross. Turn left at either Lamberton or Money Cross as directed by Garda on point duty and on to designated parking areas.

Due to ongoing roadworks on the M7 between Junctions 8-11, drivers should expect delays in their journeys. We encourage drivers to factor these delays into their travel time and plan accordingly.
M7 Northbound (Limerick and the South West)

Continue on M7 and exit at Junction 17, Togher interchange, and proceed left towards Portlaoise. At the Meelick junction, turn right onto the L6310-0. Continue on until the road meets with the R426 and turn right. This road then joins with the R425 at Rathleague, continue on the R426 and turn left at either Lamberton or Money Cross as directed by the Garda on point duty and on to designated parking areas.

M8 Northbound (Cork and South)
Exit the M8 at Junction 3 for Ballacolla and Abbeyleix. Turn right onto the R433 and proceed via Ballacolla village and onto Abbeyleix. At Abbeyleix town, turn left on the N77 through the town, and then just before exiting Abbeyleix turn right onto the R425 towards Ballyroan Village onto Cashel Cross.  From here, follow the main road to the right onto the R427, merging with other event traffic at Money Cross and on into the designated parking areas.

N80 Carlow & South East
Travel along the N80 and N78 to Simmons Mills and proceed via the Windy Gap into Stradbally. Turn left at Court Square (opposite Dunne’s pub) onto the Timahoe Road and turn left into the designated car park.

N80 West
Proceed via Mountmellick and onto Portlaoise Town. At Fairgreen Roundabout turn right onto the ring road. Continue to Mountrath Road R445 and turn right. Continue to Rockdale Roundabout and turn left onto the Ring Road L26964-0. Turn right at the Roundabout onto the N77 to Meelick Junction where traffic route merges with event traffic from M7 Northbound and Limerick South West, above.

BY CAR – SUNDAY TICKET HOLDERS

M7 Southbound (Dublin & North) / M7 Northbound (Limerick & South West) / M8 North (Cork & South)

Take Junction 16 off the M7 towards Bloomfield Cross on the R445 in the direction of Portlaoise. Turn left onto the R425, heading towards the N80, Stradbally. At the roundabout take the first exit onto the N80 Stradbally. Before you enter the town turn right into the designated car parks.

N80 – Carlow & South East

Travel along the N80 and N78 to Simmons Mills and proceed via the Windy Gap into Stradbally. Turn left at Court Square (opposite Dunne’s pub) onto the Timahoe Road and turn left into the designated car park.

Parking is free at the festival. Parking for weekend ticket holders is located in Red Car Parks A, B and C on the Abbeyleix Road, the Green Car Parks V, W, X, Y and Z which are off the N80 and in the Yellow Car Park on Timahoe Road. These car parks allow access to all general camping areas. Please follow the direction of the Garda, and signage to avoid further delays to both yourself and other festival goers. All patrons attending the event by car are required to park within the car parks directed to by event staff and Gardaí. These car parks will be selected in line with the route travelled to the event. Compliance with car parking staff and Gardaí is essential to the efficient management of the car parks and will result in festival goers reaching the event as soon as possible. Please note that it is not possible to change car parks.

BY CAR FAMILY WEEKEND

PLEASE NOTE, YOU MUST HAVE FAMILY WEEKEND TICKETS IN ORDER TO PARK IN THE FAMILY CAR PARK. YOU WILL NEED A FAMILY WRISTBAND TO RE-ENTER THIS CAR PARK

Drivers can expect long delays from M7 Southbound (Dublin & North), M7 Northbound (Limerick & South West), N80 (West) and M8 Northbound (Cork & South)
Take Junction 16 off the M7 towards Bloomfield Cross on the R445 in the direction of Portlaoise. Turn left onto the R425, heading towards the N80, Stradbally. At the roundabout take the first exit onto the N80 Stradbally. Continue along the N80, the family car park is in the centre of the town on the left hand side, and will be sign posted.

N80 – Carlow & South East
Take the N80 and N78 to Simmons Mills and proceed on the N80 via the Windy Gap into Stradbally. Continue along the N80, the family car park is in the centre of the town on the right-hand side and will be sign posted.

PARKING

Parking is free at the festival. Ticket holders can park in the Red Car Parks on the Abbeyleix Road, the Green Car Parks off the N80 and the Yellow Car Park on the Timahoe Road. Day Ticket holders parking is provided in the Green Car Parks. Family Weekend ticket holders can park their cars in the designated Family Car Park located in Stradbally town.

These car parks allow access to all general camping areas. Please follow the direction of the Garda, and signage to avoid further delays to both yourself and other festival-goers. All patrons attending the event by car are required to park within the car parks directed to by event staff and Gardaí.

These car parks will be selected in line with the route travelled to the event. Compliance with car parking staff and Gardaí is essential to the efficient management of the car parks and will result in festival-goers reaching the event as soon as possible. Please note that it is not possible to change car parks.

Please note that it is not possible to change car parks.

Sleeping, camping, BBQ’s or fires in the car parks is not allowed.

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