It’s here. The first Electric Picnic since 2019 has announced its lineup for the return of to Stradbally from September 2nd to 4th.
We speculated yesterday, and got a lot right, but here it is officially:
Headliners are Dermot Kennedy, Megan Thee Stallion (Friday), Tame Impala, Picture This (Saturday), Arctic Monkeys, Snow Patrol (Sunday).
Pixies, Fontaines D.C., Glass Animals, Wolf Alice, Jeff Mills, Khruangbin, Perfume Genius, Little Simz, Helena hauff, CMAT, Denise Chaila, For Those I Love, Saint Sister, JPEFMAFIA are also on the bill.
Electric Picnic lineup
Tickets are on sale tomorrow morning at 9am. If you bought tickets for 2020, those are still valid. See the options.
As for specifics:
What is the site and capacity?
70,000 across 600 acres.
What has on site?
Main stage capacity has increased.
The main arena will increase in size by 60 and the Jimi Hendrix arena entrance has doubled in size.
Body & Soul is no more – instead it’s called Mind & Body (a change first touted in 2020 with the B&S festival moving on).
Jerry Fish’s area is expanding to a carnival town called Fish Town, inspired by a love of theatrical tall tales, circus culture and amazing music moves into the woods and includes The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow Circus Tent, pop-up sideshow stages, a cafe, and a bar.
The Mindfield will be repositioned beside it rather than behind the main stage, and will feature The Leviathan stage (grassroots political activism and critical thinking with entertaining and informative debates and workshops on issues vital to this young generation); the new Human Lab stage (science and technology), Manifesto (writers for print and screen), Ah, Hear! Podcast stage, The Hip Hop, Beats and Rhymes stage (slam poetry, grime, hip hop and performance) and An Puball Gaeilge (Irish language).
As for night-time offerings:
There’s a new harbour enclosure for Salty Dog, a bumper-sized Trailer Park and even-harder-to-get-into Berlinhaus, the night-time arena of Freetown is preparing for a population explosion this year: Anchored by industrial dance-cathedral Terminus, and flanked by a labyrinthine townscape which includes the cajun swamp-hut Spike Island, fiesta-centric latin quarter Providencia, a surveillance-heavy Lower 7th (overwhelmed by a dissident population hosting an underground trans club), Our Lady of the Consumption, a field hospital for the festivally insane called run by an unsavoury body of staff who mismanage their patients), and the shanty-scape of Northside Rises where foreign tunes seep from the upper floors of its flats.
Hazel Wood is back and growing – wander into the majestic woodlands of the Stradbally estate to immerse yourself in this artistic haven of theatre, spoken word, music, comedy and art. Speaking of art – if you’ve ever had an idea for a piece of work that you think belongs at the Picnic – keep your eyes peeled for the return of our open-call Art Trail, which will be launching in the next few weeks for both budding and established artists alike.More of a gallery attendee than an exhibitor yourself? Then you’re in luck! Enjoy seeing the artists creative juices in full form as the pieces will be displayed throughout the woods and fields over the festival weekend.
The Three music stage is back featuring a diverse mix of up-and-coming Irish and International acts.
New camping offering
The Silver Campsite…. A premium campsite will offer hot showers, complimentary charging, pamper stations, a fully managed reception and onsite team and close access to your car. Located on the Abbeyleix road, it’s just a short walk to the heart of the action.