Prepare to be electrocuted, but in a good way

Electric Picnic 2015, which takes place in Stradbally, Co Laois this weekend, is expected to attract thousands of people. Last year  41,000 people attended the event.  

The festival, in its 12th year, has an impressive line-up. The irish guys from The Coronas are among the artists playing on Friday, while Sam Smith and Blur will play the main stage on Saturday night. Florence and the Machine return to Electric Picnic this year and will be the last act to take to the main stage on Sunday night.

Besides these names , more than 500 other attractions including feast of music, spoken word, food and comedy, rock the festival during the three days.

The Electric Picnic is an annual arts-and-music festival. It  began as a one-day event in 2004, before become a weekend-long festival.  It was voted Best Medium-Sized European Festival at the 2010 European Festival Awards. The festival has an eclectic line up. In its history includes shows of Kraftwerk, Röyksopp, Nick Cave, New Order, Björk, Arcade Fire,Beastie Boys, The Stooges, Sigur Rós and Sex Pistols.

For this year, the tickets have been sold out since June. So if you haven´t bought yours, you have to wait until next year.Those who are going to the Festival, you should visit the official web site to find information to help you during your weekend.


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