Electric Picnic 2019: tickets on sale at 9am on Friday

The 2018 festival sold out five minutes after the headliners were announced, in March

Electric Picnic: tickets for the 2019 festival go on sale on Friday, September 7th. Photograph: Inpho/Red Bull

Electric Picnic: tickets for the 2019 festival go on sale on Friday, September 7th. Photograph: Inpho/Red Bull

 

Tickets for Electric Picnic 2019 will go on sale on Friday at 9am.

The festival is expected to expand next year, with 2,500 additional people allowed through the gates. Melvin Benn of Festival Republic, the event’s organiser, has said total attendance will now stand at 57,000. Ticket prices will not change. Benn added that two local landowners have already offered the Picnic more fields for 2019.

Although ticket sales are driven by the festival’s music, there is also a strong audience for its other elements, such as the spoken-word focus of the Mindfield area, from Theatre of Food and the Leviathan stage to the Ah, Hear! podcast stage and the Puball Gaeilge Irish-language stage. “I want to bring every aspect of culture to the Picnic,” Benn said, “not just pop music.”

This year’s event, last weekend, saw more than 50,000 people descend on the Stradbally Hall estate, in Co Laois, to see the headliners NERD, Kendrick Lamar and The Prodigy.