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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Electric Picnic

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# electric picnic lineup
Billie Eilish to headline Electric Picnic 2023 as first 10 acts announced
The lineup also features Lewis Capaldi and Niall Horan.
# Festival
HSE screening at Electric Picnic found drugs not detected in Ireland before
The programme’s 46 samples also contained dangerously strong MDMA
# Assault
Male youth charged in relation to serious assault at Electric Picnic last month
A man in his 30s was seriously assaulted at the music festival on Friday 2 September.
# Assault
Gardaí probe serious assault during DJ set at at Electric Picnic
The assault occurred sometime between 10pm – 12 midnight on Friday night.
# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about bands from the 2000s?
You can’t share your results on Bebo though…
# Rain
Status Orange warning issued for 13 counties as 'intense' rain expected early tomorrow
The warning is valid from 4am to 8am tomorrow morning.
# purple skulls
HSE warns about 'double strength' MDMA at Electric Picnic
The tablet’s contents are “approximately two times the average adult dose”.
# festival fun
Heading to Electric Picnic 2022? Here's everything you need to know
It’s the first Electric Picnic since 2019.
# wet and windy
Nationwide weather advisory issued for this weekend ahead of Electric Picnic
The advisory is set to kick in at 7pm tomorrow and last until 7pm on Monday.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever camped at a music festival?
Electric Picnic takes place from 2 to 4 September this year.
# safer nightlife
A HSE drug analysis tent will be in operation at this year's Electric Picnic
It’s part of the HSE ‘Safer Nightlife’ harm reduction campaign.
# Let's Get Quizzical
Quiz: What year did these acts headline Electric Picnic?
There have been some excellent headliners over the years, but how well do you know them?
# Electric Picnic
Dermot Kennedy, Tame Impala and Arctic Monkeys to headline this year's Electric Picnic
The festival will take place from 2 to 4 September in Stradbally, Co Laois.
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# Your Say
Poll: Are you planning to go to a festival in Ireland next year?
This weekend would have been Electric Picnic weekend. It wasn’t to be.
# Cancelled
'We have run out of time': Electric Picnic 2021 has been cancelled
The music and arts festival confirmed the news in a statement this evening.
# tent talks
Government to ‘engage’ with Electric Picnic festival organisers
The Cabinet Covid-19 sub-committee met today to discuss the next steps in the easing of restrictions.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think Electric Picnic should go ahead this year?
Laois County Council has said it will still refuse permission to the festival based on the official public-health advice.
# Electric Picnic
'Nothing has changed': Laois County Council says it can't revisit Electric Picnic decision
The council decided not to grant a licence to the festival earlier this month.
# Outdoor Events
Electric Picnic boss calls for festival to go ahead after Holohan's comments on live events
He said NPHET wouldn’t be opposed to large events taking place with only vaccinated people in attendance.
# Electric Picnic
Electric Picnic festival refused licence by Laois County Council
The event’s promoter had said earlier this week he was confident it could go ahead.
# Admission
Electric Picnic organiser 'very confident' festival will go ahead in September
Melvin Benn said he based his optimism on the fact no one in Government had told him the event would not be allowed.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you go to a music festival this year?
Electric Picnic is scheduled to take place in September.
# Wellies at the Ready
'We're confident the festival can take place': Electric Picnic announces new dates for September
The three-day festival is set to run from 24 to 26 September.
# ep2020
Quiz: How much do you know about Electric Picnic?
We’ve never missed a muddy field so much before.
# EP
Electric Picnic 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19
Ticket holders can get a refund of their tickets or carry them forward to next year.
Body and Soul part ways with Electric Picnic after 16 years
Tickets for next year’s festival sold out this afternoon.
# Laois
Man to appear in court after being caught with weapon at Electric Picnic
The man was arrested at a car park at the festival over the weekend.
# Quiz
How well do you remember Electric Picnics past?
What started in 2004 has since become Ireland’s largest music festival.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever left your tent behind after a festival?
Last year, bulldozers were brought in to clear thousands of leftover tents after Electric Picnic.
# Weekend Weather
Rainfall warning in the west but a mostly dry weekend for Electric Picnic
Met Éireann says heavy rain is on the way.
# Electric Picnic
'I took it and paid the price': Ex-Ireland's Got Talent contestant issues Electric Picnic drug warning
Brandon Webb was put into an induced coma last year after falling ill as a result of MDMA.
# Festival
Transport, stage times, weather: Here's what you need to know if you're heading to Electric Picnic
Nearly 60,000 people are set to descend upon Stradbally in Laois for the biggest event of the Irish festival calendar.
# Stradbally
Electric Picnic: Festival-goers warned of 'vigorous' drug searches
The warning comes ahead of the festival this weekend.
# Electric Picnic
Hozier, The Strokes, Florence + the Machine and The 1975 announced as headliners for Electric Picnic
The festival is already sold out.
# All Gone
Electric Picnic tickets sell out 15 minutes after going on sale
It is the first time the festival has sold out before any acts were announced.
Ireland's entertainment world comes out for funeral of Electric Picnic founder John Reynolds
The 52 year-old was found dead at his home last week.
'A visionary', 'Inspirational': Tributes paid to well-known music promoter John Reynolds
“Ireland is less today for his passing,” Leo Varadkar said.
Music promoter and Electric Picnic founder John Reynolds dies suddenly aged 52
The music promoter died suddenly at his home in Dublin this evening.
'Festival waste? It's not new - we're a disposable nation and we need to change our attitude'
Green Party Councillor Claire Byrne knows all about trying to keep festival sites clean – and says we need to stop seeing tents as disposable, and look at what we can do to clean up after ourselves.