Electric Picnic 2018: Here’s your first look at the festival map

We’ll also have exclusive stage times on irishtimes.com from Monday, August 27th

The official Electric Picnic map has been released in advance of this year's festival, which will welcome 52,000 people to Stradbally, Co Laois, over the weekend of August 31st-September 2nd. This year's event has been sold out for months, and those with tickets will be eagerly awaiting more details of what's in store and when.

Final stage times for the full three days will be published exclusively next week on irishtimes.com, starting on Monday, August 27th. This year's line-up features more pop and R&B acts, with the chart-toppers Dua Lipa, Sigrid, Raye and Stefflon Don playing smaller stages across the weekend.

As Electric Picnic has got bigger in recent years, the number of huge sponsored stages has grown, and you'll see droves of people dancing outside vaping and fast-food stages to some unknown DJ. But if you wander away from the main area you can find quiet spaces for new musical discoveries or old-fashioned divilment.

Make sure you hit the Other Voices stage for an intimate gig from the likes of Dowry, David Kitt and Stella Donnelly, explore the colourful nooks and crannies of the Body&Soul arena or get lost in the Trailer Park for what might feel like 10 years but is really a few hours.