Stradbally, Laois, Ireland

Festivals & Events

Electric Picnic Music Festival

Electric Picnic
by Justin of JustinsTravels.com about 6 years ago
Electric Picnic

Check out the Electric Picnic Music Festival. It's a big 3 day music festival in the middle of Ireland (County Laios, Stradbelly House) that usually runs at the end of August, beginning of September. It happened to be going on during my recent backpacking trip in Ireland. It gets muddy, so be sure to bring some wellys as well as some rain gear. There is plenty of food stands available in the camping area, so I wouldn't worry about bringing food. Beers in the event are about 5. They stop selling at about 10pm, but after that you can bring your own beers in from the camping area into the festival grounds. There is something going on at all hours pretty much. There is a rave in the woods which starts when the sun goes down and goes until the sun comes up. Tickets for the event seemed a little high. 240, which included camping. But in my experience, without a doubt it was worth it. Oh, also watch out for Allen and Steve, they can get a bit annoying, but also humorous.