Festivals - Guide

Electric Picnic 2014


Hands down the country’s premier boutique music, culture and arts festival, Electric Picnic, will return this summer, headlined by trip-hop legends Portishead, rejuvenated U.S. hip-hop duo Outkast and Beck. Taking place at Stradbally Estate, Co. Laois from Friday, August 29 to Sunday, August 31, the likes of Chic, Mogwai, Slowdive, St. Vincent and Blondie have also been confirmed to play the annual festival, which celebrates its eleventh anniversary this year. Beginning as a one-day event in 2004, Electric Picnic expanded to a weekend-long festival within a year.

Tickets for the festival are now available – starting from 90.00 for a Sunday day ticket – are available via the Electric Picnic website.

With more acts yet to be added – and our annual feature-length preview of the festival in the works – check out the line-up as it stands below.


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