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How well do you remember Electric Picnics past?

What started in 2004 has since become Ireland’s largest music festival.

Duran Duran's SImon Le Bon playing the main stage at Electric Picnic 2017.
Duran Duran's SImon Le Bon playing the main stage at Electric Picnic 2017.
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BY NOW, THE 50,000-odd revellers at Electric Picnic are half-way through their three-day bonanza, by far Ireland’s largest music festival. 

Last night, Hozier played the main stage in the arena with The Strokes headlining tonight’s festivities. 

For some, one Picnic was enough yet many people are seasoned veterans at this stage. Let’s test your knowledge of past Electric Picnics. 

Let's start with an easy one. Where is Electric Picnic held each year?
Howth, Co Dublin
Stradbally, Co Laois

Schull, Co Cork
Slane Castle, Co Meath
Which legendary American musician headlined the main stage at EP 2009?
Carole King
Bob Dylan

Brian Wilson
James Brown
Which of these is not an Electric Picnic campsite?
Jimi Hendrix
Janis Joplin

Joni Mitchell
Andy Warhol
Which musical trio pulled out of Electric Picnic in 2016 in order to focus on their new album?
Haim
The Police

Green Day
Blink-182
The festival first opened in 2004. Which of the following was a headline act?
Franz Ferdinand
The Blizzards

Kraftwerk
2 Many DJs
In which year did festival organisers first open the EP lake for revellers to take a dip....or a wash?
2006
2010

2016
2017
Now in its 16th year, Electric Picnic has had its fair share of legendary performances that people still rave about. Which band brought the house down in 2005 following the release of their debut album?
LCD Soundsytem
The Strokes

Sigur Ros
Arcade Fire
In 2006, you could buy a full weekend camping ticket for how much?
€100
€145

€175
€195
Those who attended the festival in 2009 will recall a major hit by one headliner pumped through campsite speakers all weekend long. What was it?
Wake Me Up by Avicii
Wake Up by Arcade Fire

Kids by MGMT
Single Ladies by Beyonce
2013's festival announcement was delayed with fear EP may not happen that year. What was the reason?
The land at Stradbally was too damaged by 2012's downpour to safely put on the festival
A legal dispute between POD Concerts who founded EP and Festival Republic who ran it

Plans were afoot to sell the festival site at Stradbally
Mundy insisted he headline thus delaying the whole thing
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