Damon Albarn and the  Blur who have been confirmed as headliners for this year’s Electric Picnic

Blur have been confirmed as one of the headline acts for this year's Electric Picnic. The former Britpop stalwarts have just released their fir(...)

The Electric Picnic festival capacity could be increased to 47,000, its promoter has said.

The Electric Picnic festival capacity could be increased to 47,000, its promoter has said. Promoter Melvin Benn of Festival Republic said he is lookin(...)

Beck on the main stage at Electric Picnic last night. Photograph: Dave Meehan 1:00

As Electric Picnic drew to a close, details of next year’s festival were already emerging. Tickets go on sale at noon today and organisers Festival Re(...)

Well-prepared festival-goers arrive with a pre-erected tent at the Electric Picnic music festival at Stradbally Hall in Co Laois today. Photograph: Reuters

A sell-out crowd of 40,000 people are heading for Stradbally this afternoon for the Electric Picnic. This is the 10th year of a festival whose (...)

Cathy Davey performing on the media day for Electric Picnic 2014.Picture: Alf Harvey/hrphoto.ie 2:00

Stradbally Hall is grooming its grounds, putting up tents and setting up stages for this weekend’s Electric Picnic music and arts festival. Promoters(...)

Music promoter John Reynolds has secured orders requiring Ticketmaster to provide him with information about volume discounts paid on the sale of tickets for five Electric Picnic festivals up to 2013. Photograph: Collins.

Music promoter John Reynolds has secured orders requiring Ticketmaster to provide him with information about volume discounts paid on the sale (...)

John Reynolds

The date has been set for the music event of the summer: the case between John Reynolds and Festival Republic Dublin, whose investors include Denis De(...)

(Left-right) Fairie Mo, Claire Kehoe, Holly O’Sullivan, Felix Jellett with his dog Zippy and Lucy McCarron at the Electric Picnic Press Launch 2013. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The last time Electric Picnic sold out was in September 2008. Later that month Lehman Brothers in the US collapsed and, here, the Government issued th(...)

Crowds  at an Electric Picnic event in the grounds of  Stradbally House, Co Laois. Photograph: PA

Music promoter John Reynolds has claimed that payments of more than €500,000 were put through the Electric Picnic operating company for the benefit of(...)

Karen, Louise and Emily from Paperdolls Performance Company at the launch in Dublin yesterday of the Electric Picnic, which marks its 10th birthday this year.

Electric Picnic promoter Melvin Benn has said this year’s festival was in doubt at one stage because of poor attendances last year. Mr B(...)