Electric Picnic: complete guide to the festival of the year

From act times to getting there and the weather, here is everything you need to know

51,000 festivalgoers descend on Stradbally, Co Laois for Electric Picnic 2017.

 

This is it. This is what we’ve all been building up to this summer. Fresh stationery supplies are in the shops, a vague hint of yellow is in the trees and it’s Electric Picnic time. The days are getting a little bit shorter, meaning that the mischief gets going a little bit earlier and the lighting technicians on the main stage don’t have to worry about silly twilight ruining the visuals, like they did back in June.

Friday night on the main stage will be very serious and moody with London Grammar and The xx headlining but on Saturday night – my god – the quadruple whammy of Run the Jewels, Phoenix, A Tribe Called Quest and Pete Tong: you better stay hydrated.

There will be some sturdy throwback action on the main stage on Sunday with Duran Duran headlining on Sunday night and Chaka freakin’ Khan playing at 7.15pm but the Body & Soul Main Stage has a flurry of Irish acts that you absolutely must highlight and underline on your timetable. New Jackson, Ships, Le Boom, Shookrah and Soulé.

Now, for those of you with tickets, let’s figure out the hows, the wheres and the whens. For those of you without tickets, we are so sorry for clogging up your feeds.

Are tickets still available?

The festival sold out in March, thanks to a bunch of greedy goblins. If you keep an eye on #gigfairy on Twitter, you might be able to buy a ticket from someone who decided that they just can’t hack festivals anymore.

What time does it kick off at?

The public campsites – for weekend camping ticket holders only – will open at 9am on Friday. Sunday day ticket holders can enter from 11am on Sunday but note that there is no access to any of these campsites with a Sunday wristband.

And when can we actually see some music?

On Friday, the main area is open from 2pm until midnight and on Saturday and Sunday it’s open from 11am until midnight. On Friday, the late-night arena runs from midnight until 4am and on Saturday and Sunday, it’s from 8pm until 4am.

What’s the camping situation like?

The general campsite will be open from 9am on Friday morning and it will close at 1pm on Monday. Early Entry ticket holders, you madsers, can camp from 4pm on Thursday until 1pm on Monday. The general campervan and family campervan site will open at 4pm on Thursday and will close at 1pm on Monday.

Pink Moon Camping, PodPads and the FestiHuts are all sold out but if you want to take it easy and take the boutique route, you can still book yurts and bell tents with LPM Bohemia, tipis and yurts with Hearthworks, yurts and squrts with Cloudhouse and bell tents, tipis, tardis tipis and yurts with Silk Road Tents.

If you want to cook in the campsites, you should bring disposable BBQs or permitted cooking stoves only. Gas canisters (any size, this includes nitrous oxide, or similar, capsules), petrol burner and any form of aerosol (250ml) are not permitted. Stock up on Greenheat base camp cookers, solid fuel stoves, disposable BBQs, firelighters/firelighter stoves or methylated/“Trangia” spirit stoves if you want hot sausies in the morning.

Tell me, what about alcohol?

All bars will close at 1am. After 1am, up to four – let me repeat that – four cans per person will be permitted into the arena and there is a limit of 48 cans per person in the camping areas. Glass is not permitted anywhere in the festival.

What else can we do there?

You can go for a dip, a swim or a doggy paddle in the lake, with Picnic lifeguards on duty to watch out for everyone’s safety over the course of the weekend.

You can take it easy in the comedy tent, watch the world go by from a hammock in the Body & Soul area, catch a few talks and expand your mind, man in Mindfield or get lost in the Trailer Park.

How do I get there?

Bus Éireann is operating return services from Dublin, Cork and Galway to Electric Picnic 2017. Check buseireann.ie for more information.

Marathon Coaches are running from George’s Quay, Dublin city centre and the 3 Arena car park all weekend long and you can book tickets here. Spaces will fill up quickly so book early so you don’t have to beg for a lift down.

If you are taking the train, Portlaoise Train Station is the closest stop and Martley’s is running a shuttle bus service which will take you from the station to the festival site; tickets are €5 each way.

If you are cycling down, you should come through Gate 1a on the Abbeyleix Road. You can park your bike in the designated area beside the Tour de Picnic bike racks.

And if we’re driving?

Weekend ticket holders, these are your routes:

M7 Southbound (from Dublin and the North)
Exit the M7 at Ballydavis interchange (junction 16) and proceed on to the R445 (Old Dublin Road). At Rathbrennan, turn left on to the R425 and then continue straight on to Bloomfield Roundabout R425 (signposted Abbeyleix). Continue straight on at Bloomfield Roundabout (R425) and on to Sheffield Cross (R426). At Sheffield Cross follow the main road left on to the R426 and on towards Money Cross and Lamberton Cross. Turn left at either Lamberton or Money Cross as directed by Garda on point duty and on to designated parking areas.

M7 – Northbound (Limerick and the southwest)
Continue on M7 and exit at junction 17, Togher interchange, and proceed left towards Portlaoise. At the Meelick junction, turn right on to the L6310-0. Continue on until the road meets with the R426 and turn right. This road then joins with the R425 at Rathleague, continue on the R426 and turn left at either Lamberton or Money Cross as directed by the Garda on point duty and on to designated parking areas.

M8 – Northbound (Cork and south)
Exit the M8 at junction 3 for Ballacolla and Abbeyleix. Turn right on to the R433 and proceed via Ballacolla village and on to Abbeyleix. At Abbeyleix town, turn left on the N77 through the town, and then just before exiting Abbeyleix turn right on to the R425 towards Ballyroan Village on to Cashel Cross. From here, follow the main road to the right onto the R427, merging with other event traffic at Money Cross and on into the designated parking areas.

N80 – Carlow and southeast
Travel along the N80 and N78 to Simmons Mills and proceed via the Windy Gap into Stradbally. Turn left at Court Square (opposite Dunne’s pub) on to the Timahoe Road and turn left into the designated car park.

N80 – west
Proceed via Mountmellick and on to Portlaoise Town. At Fairgreen roundabout turn right on to the ring road. Continue to Mountrath Road R445 and turn right. Continue to Rockdale roundabout and turn left on to the Ring Road L26964-0. Turn right at the roundabout on to the N77 to Meelick junction where traffic route merges with event traffic from M7 Northbound and Limerick southwest, above.

Family weekend ticket holders, these are your routes:

PS, you must have family weekend tickets to park in the family car park.

M7 Southbound (Dublin & North), M7 Northbound (Limerick and southwest), N80 (west) and M8 Northbound (Cork and south)
Take junction 16 off the M7 towards Bloomfield Cross on the R445 in the direction of Portlaoise. Turn left on to the R425, heading towards the N80, Stradbally. At the roundabout take the first exit on to the N80 Stradbally. Continue along the N80, the family car park is in the centre of the town on the left hand side, and will be sign posted.

N80 – Carlow and southeast
Take the N80 and N78 to Simmons Mills and proceed on the N80 via the Windy Gap into Stradbally. Continue along the N80, the family car park is in the centre of the town on the right hand side and will be sign posted.

Sunday ticket holders, these are your routes:

M7 Southbound (Dublin and North) / M7 Northbound (Limerick and southwest) / M8 North (Cork and south)
Take Junction 16 off the M7 towards Bloomfield Cross on the R445 in the direction of Portlaoise. Turn left on to the R425, heading towards the N80, Stradbally. At the roundabout take the first exit on to the N80 Stradbally. Before you enter the town turn right into the designated car parks.

N80 – Carlow and southeast
Travel along the N80 and N78 to Simmons Mills and proceed via the Windy Gap into Stradbally. Turn left at Court Square (opposite Dunne’s pub) on to the Timahoe Road and turn left into the designated car park.

What access facilities have they got?

The disabled access campsite will have accessible toilets, fridges (for storing medication) and electrical hook-ups for wheelchair charging. Disabled guests can have up to three people camping with them and one car. There will be dedicated stewards in the disabled campsite providing 24-hour cover.

Disabled platforms/viewing areas will be at most of the stages at Electric Picnic and there will be strict 1+1 policy here.

Accessible toilet should be located beside each viewing platform. There will also be accessible toilets in the disabled campsite and located at the Medical Tent.

What about the weather?

Are you ready for this? Currently, as it stands, yr.no is telling us that there will be no rain on the plains of Stradbally. Bring your layers for warmth and pack your wellies and raincoats (plural) just in case… but things are looking good guys.

And security?

Do not bring large bags into the arena. All bags will be searched so there may be some delays getting in. There will be a separate lane for those without bags and those with bags smaller than A4/bum bags.

Banned items include: weapons, unofficial hi-viz and reflective jackets, spray cans, sound systems, professional cameras and video/audio equipment, portable laser equipment and laser pens, nitrous oxide, megaphones, illegal substances, drugs and legal/herbal highs, goods for unauthorised trading, glass, generators, fireworks and flares, Chinese or sky lanterns, animals, campfires and airhorns.

MAIN STAGE

Friday

  • 10.30-12.00 The xx
  • 9.00-10.00 London Grammar
  • 7.30-8.30 The Divine Comedy
  • 6.15-7.00 Hudson Taylor
  • 5.00-5.45 Little Hours

Saturday

  • 12.30-1.55 Pete Tong
  • 10.15-11.45 A Tribe Called Quest
  • 8.45-9.45 Phoenix
  • 7.15-8.15 Run The Jewels
  • 5.45-6.45 Madness
  • 4.45-5.15 Giggs
  • 3.00-4.00 The Strypes
  • 1.45-2.30 Keywest

Sunday

  • 10.45-12.00 Duran Duran
  • 9.00-10.00 Elbow
  • 7.15-8.15 Chaka Khan
  • 5.45-6.45 The Pretenders
  • 4.15-5.15 Rag N’ Bone Man
  • 2.30-3.30 The Skatalites
  • 1.00-2.00 Dublin Gospel Choir

RANKIN’S WOOD

Friday

  • 9.00 2fm Live: DJ Jenny Greene with RTÉ Concert Orchestra
  • 8.00-8.45 2fm Live: DJ Mo K with RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Saturday

  • 11.00-12.00 Le Galaxie
  • 9.30-10.30 Floating Points
  • 8.00-9.00 All Tvvins
  • 6.30-7.15 Rusangano Family
  • 5.15-6.00 The Riptide Movement
  • 4.00-4.45 Otherkin
  • 2.45-3.30 Bad Bones
  • 1.45-2.15 Jafaris

Sunday

  • 11.00-12.00 Kiasmos
  • 9.30-10.30 Tale Of Us
  • 8.00-9.00 Mano Le Tough
  • 6.30-7.30 Hannah Wants
  • 5.15-6.00 Krept and Konan
  • 4.00-4.45 Section Boyz
  • 2.45-3.15 Fangclub
  • 1.30-2.00 Pale Rivers

BODY AND SOUL STAGE

Friday

  • 02:45-03:30 New Jackson
  • 01.30-02.15 Lowly
  • 00.00-01.00 HMLTD
  • 22.30-23.30 Ships
  • 21.15-22.00 Shookrah
  • 20.00-20.45 Mythill Grim
  • 19.00-19.35 New Valley Wolves
  • 18.00-18.30 Telephone Explosions
  • 17.00-17.30 Bob Skeleton

Saturday

  • 03.00-03.45 Le Boom
  • 02.00-02.45 Sweat
  • 00.30-01.30 Public Service Broadcasting
  • 23.15-00.00 Soulé
  • 22.00-22.45 Everything Shook
  • 20.45-21.30 Elaine Mai
  • 19.30-20.15 Frankenstein Bolts
  • 18.15-19.00 Youth Mass
  • 17.00-17.45 Laurie Shaw
  • 16.00-16.30 Oh Joy
  • 14.45-15.30 Bennett Bay
  • 13.45-14.15 Field Trip
  • 13.00-13.30 The Innocent Bystander
  • 12.00-12.30 Inishowen Gospel Choir

Sunday

  • 01.00-03.45 This Ain’t No Disco with Donal Dineen
  • 00:10-00:45 BARQ
  • 23:00-23.40 TooFools
  • 21.45-22.30 IDER
  • 20.30-21:15 Moses Sumney
  • 19:15-20:00 Aldous Harding
  • 18:00-18.45 Nick Hakim
  • 16.50-17.30 Klark Cant
  • 16:00-16.30 David Keenan
  • 15:00- 15.30 LAOISE
  • 14:00-14.30 Matthew Noone
  • 13:00- 13.30 Clandestinos
  • 12.30-13.00 Coda

BODY AND SOUL: EARTHSHIP STAGE

Friday

  • 02.30-03.45 Neil Flynn
  • 01.30-02.15 Lumigraph
  • 00.00-01.15 Shane Mannion
  • 23.00-23.45 Cignol
  • 21.30-22.45 Nevan Jio
  • 20.15-21.00 Dioscó na mBó
  • 19.00-19.45 The Clockworks
  • 17.30-18.15 Oh Boland

Saturday

  • 03.00-03.45 Diamond Dagger
  • 01.30-02.45 Dean Feeney (TR-One)
  • 00.30-01.15 ELLLL
  • 23.00-00.15 Cáit
  • 21.15-22.30 Attention Bébé
  • 19.45-20.45 Bocs Social
  • 18.30-19.15 TADGH
  • 17.15-18.00 WOB!
  • 16.00-16.45 Beef Supreme
  • 14.45-15.30 The Jive Cats
  • 13.30-14.15 The Louisiana 6
  • 12.00-13.30 Eamonn Barrett

Sunday

  • 00.00-03.45 Mother DJs
  • 23.00-23.40 Catscars
  • 21.45-22.30 Katie Laffan
  • 20.30-21.15 Slow Place Like Home
  • 19.15-20.00 Phare
  • 18.00-18.45 Chequerboard
  • 16.45-17.30 New Pope
  • 15.30-16.15 The Notorious CCG
  • 14.15-15.00 Maria Kelly
  • 13.00-13.45 Trick Mist

BODY AND SOUL. PEACE PAGODA

Friday

  • 02.00-04.00 Sunken Foal-Live AV Show
  • 00.30-02.00 Ickis Mirolo
  • 22.30-00.00 ROSBEG-AV Show
  • 21.30-22.30 Baba
  • 20.00-21.30 The Peace Pagoda Mixtape
  • Holistic Workshop Friday
  • 19.00-20.00 Nature Meditation
  • 18.00-18.45 Feelgood Hula

Saturday

  • 02.15-04.00 Brian Dillon
  • 01.00-02.00 Simon Bird-Live
  • 23.30-00.30 Ian Nyquist & Dillon O’Sullivan AV Show
  • 22.30-23.30 Dowry-Live
  • 21.00-22.30 Mike Falvey
  • 19.00-21.00 Eamonn Winehaus
  • 17.30-18.30 Rory Hughes
  • 16.00-17.30 The Peace Pagoda Mixtape
  • Holistic Workshop Saturday
  • 15.00-16.00 Laughter Yoga
  • 13.30-14.15 Feelgood Hula
  • 12.00-13.15 Reggae Yoga

Sunday

  • 01.00-04.00 Lil Dave & Friends
  • 00.30-01.30 Aquarian
  • 23.00-00.30 AGORILLA & Slipdraft AV
  • 22.00-23.00 Rob Le Nan
  • 21.00-22.00 Serdih
  • 18.30-19.30 Suzanne Walsh
  • Holistic Workshop Sunday
  • 15.00-16.00 Laughter Yoga
  • 13.30-14.15 Get Out of Your Head
  • 12.00-13.15 Healing with Herbs

BODY AND SOUL: BANDSTAND

Friday

  • 03.00-04.00 PrYmary Colours
  • 00.45-02.45 Colorama DJ/AV SET
  • 23.15-00.15 Sam Kinsella
  • 22.15-23.00 WOB!
  • 20.45-21.45 Just Mikey
  • 19.30-20.15 Klark Cant
  • 18.15-19.00 Justyna Koss

Saturday

  • 03.00-04.00 Robot Rock
  • 01.45-02.45 045 Recordings Takeover Cinema Live
  • 00.45-01.45 045 Recordings Takeover Conor C DJ set
  • 23.15-00.30 Colorama AV Set
  • 22.15-23.00 Kingdom of Crows
  • 20.45-21.45 Justyna Koss
  • 19.30-20.15 Penrose
  • 18.15-19.00 Susie Blue
  • 17.00-18.00 Al-Jive Mestizo
  • 16.00-16.45 Thank Funk
  • 15.00-15.40 Erica Cody
  • 14.00-14.40 Cult Called Man

Sunday

  • 03.00-04.00 Arveene Juthan & Shamon Cassette & Surprise Guest
  • 23.15-02.45 String Theory Sound System
  • 22.15-23.00 Cantina Bop
  • 20.45-21.45 RUTH
  • 19.30-20.15 Djollie
  • 18.15-19.00 David Keenan
  • 17.00-18.00 SÍOMHA
  • 16.00-16.45 The Ocelots
  • 15.00-15.40 Johnny Rayge & Guests
  • 14.00-14.40 Inishowen Gospel Choir

OTHER VOICES

Friday

  • 23.25 Saint Sister
  • 22.10 New Jackson
  • 21.00 Soule
  • 19.50 Supersilly
  • 18.40 Talos
  • 17.30 Charlie Cunningham
  • 16.00 Booka Brass Band

Saturday

Sunday

  • 21.30 Wyvern Lingo
  • 20.20 Pixx
  • 19.10 Odetta Hartman
  • 18.00 Loah
  • 17.00 Special Guest
  • 15.50 Jealous of the birds
  • 14.50 Ailbhe Reddy
  • 13.50 Pillow Queens

ELECTRIC ARENA

Friday

  • 11.00-12.00 Bicep (Live)
  • 9.30-10.30 Vince Staples
  • 8.00-9.00 Young Fathers
  • 6.45-7.30 Rejjie Snow

Saturday

  • 12.00-1.30 Interpol
  • 10.00-11.30 Annie Mac
  • 8.30-9.30 Mura Masa
  • 7.00-8.00 Birdy
  • 5.45-6.30 Everything Everything
  • 4.30-5.15 Declan Mckenna
  • 3.15-4.00 Paul Kelly
  • 2.00-2.30 Stephanie Rainey

Sunday

  • 10.50-12.00 Soulwax
  • 9.15-10.15 Father John Misty
  • 7.45-8.45 Band of Horses
  • 6.15-7.15 Michael Kiwanuka
  • 4.45-5.45 Bear’s Den
  • 3.30-4.15 King Kong Company
  • 2.00-3.00 Kila
  • 1.00-1.30 Soulé

COSBY STAGE

Saturday

  • 11.00-12.00 Perfume Genius
  • 9.30-10.30 Japandroids
  • 8.00-8.45 Mr Jukes
  • 6.45-7.30 Jagwar Ma
  • 5.15-6.00 All We Are
  • 3.45-4.30 Lewis Capaldi
  • 2.15-3.00 Touts
  • 1.00-1.45 2FM Comp Winner

Sunday

  • 11.00-12.00 Pond
  • 9.15-10.15 Car Seat Headrest
  • 7.30-8.30 Parquet Courts
  • 6.00-6.45 Real Estate
  • 4.30-5.15 The Lemon Twigs
  • 3.15-4.00 Goat Girl
  • 2.00-2.30 Brand New Friend
  • 1.00-1.30 Aaron Lee Tasjan

LITTLE BIG TENT

Saturday

  • 2.00-3.00 Clark
  • 12.15-01.30 Tiga
  • 11.00-11.45 Versatile
  • 9.45-10.30 Le Boom
  • 8.30-9.15 Eden
  • 7.15-8.00 Lyra
  • 6.00-6.45 Talos
  • 4.45-5.15 Wastefellow
  • 3.45-4.15 Nobody’s Heroes
  • 2.30-3.00 Search Party Animal

Sunday

  • 11.20-12.00 J Hus
  • 10.15-10.45 AJ Tracey
  • 8.40-9.40 Kelly Lee Owens
  • 7.15-8.00 Kweku Collins
  • 6.00-6.45 Beoga
  • 4.45-5.30 Alma
  • 3.30-4.15 Margaret Glaspy
  • 2.30-3.00 Kojaque

MINDFIELD

Friday

Leviathan

  • 7.00-9.30 SEE: HEAR Nick Kelly
  • 5.45-6.45 ChangED
  • 2.00-5.30 Salon du Chat

The Word

  • 23.15-23.50 Mustache
  • 22.30-23.15 Ricotta Rojo
  • 21.45-22.30 Megacone
  • 21.00-21.45 Innate
  • 20.20-21.00 Movment
  • 19.45-20.20 Fallen Lights
  • 19.15-19.45 Bobby and the Blunts
  • 18.00-19.15 Reprisal
  • 17.00-18.00 Poetry and Words

An Puball Gaeilge

  • 21.45-22.30 Aeons
  • 21.00-21.45 Ulchabhán
  • 20.15-21.00 Buíon Pheadar
  • 19.45-20.15 Enda Ó Reilly
  • 19.00-19.45 Árchú
  • 18.20-19.00 Lauren Ní Chathasadaigh
  • 17.45-18.20 Pádraic Jack
  • 17.05-17.45 Círéib

Saturday

Leviathan

  • 20.25-21.30 Faction: Political Debate
  • 19.20-20.20 My Secret Planet
  • 17.50-19.15 Illuminate!
  • 16.45-17.45 Ask the Experts: The Science of Online Dating
  • 15.40-16.40 Amnesty Hour - Repeal the 8th
  • 14.00-15.30 Soundings
  • 12.45-13.45 History Ireland Hedge School
  • 11.00-12.30 Salon du Chat

The Word

  • 11.00-12.00Rail Theatre
  • 12.00-2.00The Chill Collective
  • 14.00-15.00Amusings
  • 15.00-16.00 Cuirt Festival Slam
  • 16.00-17.00 Irish American Writers And Artists New York Literary Salon
  • 17.00-18.00 Storymap
  • 18.00-18.15Olaf Tyaransen
  • 18.14.18.45 Susan O Neill (Aka Son)
  • 18.45-19.15Jeffs Man Cave
  • 19.15-20.00Aine Tyrell & Band
  • 20.00-21.00 Brave Giant
  • 21.00-22.00 Stone And Jezreel
  • 22.00-23.00 Good Man Sheila
  • 23.00- 23.50 Galway Street Club

Theatre Stage

  • 12.30-13.30 Fishamble’s The Humours of Bandon
  • 14.00-15.00 George Bush and the Children
  • 15.30-16.30 Felispeaks - The Me
  • 17.00-18.00 Lewis Kenny’s ObSession
  • 18.30-20.00 A Lust for Life/Pieta House

Science Gallery

  • 12.00-14.30 Coder Dojo
  • 15.00- 15.50 Science Gallery Presents: Ignite: Cabaret of inspiring five-minute talks
  • 16.00-16.50 Live dissections
  • 17.00- 18.00 Living in an extreme world: should we stay or should we go?

An Puball Gaeilge

  • 11.30-11.35 Imbolc
  • 11.35-11.5 Brian Flemming
  • 11.50-12.10 Ainle Ó Cairealáin
  • 12.10- 12.30 Anna Ní Bhroin
  • 12.30-13.00 Eoghan Mac Cormaic
  • 13.00-14 .00 Faoistín Fíbín
  • 14.00-15.00 Seán + Niall
  • 15.00-16.00 Brian Flemming
  • 16.00-7.00 Gasúir Gainimh
  • 17.00-18.00 Gaeilgáirí 17.00
  • 18.00- 18.05 Cabaret Craiceáilte
  • 18.05-18.50 Bonny Men
  • 18.50-19.20 Dominic Mac Giolla Bhríde
  • 19.20-19.30 Filí
  • 19.30-20.30 Polca 420.30-22.30 Super Céilí

Sunday

Leviathan

  • 18.20-19.20 Paddy Cullivan
  • 17.00-18.00 FACTION: Political Debate
  • 15.55-16.50 Illuminate!
  • 15.00-15.50 The Gospel According to Blindboy Boatclub
  • 13.50-14.50 History Ireland Hedge School
  • 12.45-13.45 Miriam and Al’s Sunday Brunch
  • 11.00-12.30 Salon du Chat

The Word

  • 11.00-12.00 Rail Theatre
  • 12.00-13.00 Amusings
  • 13.00-14 .00 Criminal Minds
  • 14.00-15 .00 Poetry And Words
  • 15.00-16.00 Cuirt Festival Slam
  • 16.00-17.00 Irish American Writers And Artists New York Literary Salon
  • 17.00-18.00 Storymap
  • 18.00-18.30 Slam Jam. With Marty Mulligan And The Word Band
  • 18.30-19.00 Crow Black Chicken
  • 19.00-19.45 The Outerclass. Uk Hip Hop
  • 19.50-20.30 Mango And Mathman
  • 20.30-21.00 Cian Finn
  • 21.00-22.00 Cronin And Special Guests
  • 22.00-23.00 Skas Good Gravy

Theatre Stage

  • 12.30-13.30 Brownbread MixTape’s The Definitive View
  • 14.00-15.00 Clare Dunne’s Sure Look It, Fuck It
  • 15.30.16.30 Paul Currie’s FFFFFFFMILK!

Science Gallery

  • 12.00-14.30 Coder Dojo
  • 15.00- 15.50 Science Gallery Presents: The Science of Sinéad
  • 16.00-16.50 FUTURE WORLD: Where Art Meets Science
  • 17.00- 18.00 Eight Easy Pieces

THEATRE OF FOOD

Friday

Main Stage

Fringe

  • 16.30-17.00 Welcome To The Fringe, Cocktails & Canapes With Austin Byrne From Balfes In The Westbury Hotel
  • 17.00-17.30 Sample Some Oysters With Niall Sabongi Of Klaw And Poké
  • 17.45-18.30 Love It To The Bone With Takashi Miyazaki
  • 18.30-19.30 Tutored Wine Tasting With Beverley Matthews

Saturday

Main Stage

  • 12.30-13.00 Oisin Davis Hangover Causes & Cures From Around The World.
  • 13.00-13.30 Aileen Cox Blundell Baby-Led Feeding
  • 13.40-14.10 Gulp 3.0 The Food Quiz With Jonathan Mccrea & Ivan Varian
  • 14.20-14.50 Susan Steele Vitamin Sea
  • 15.00-15.35 The Happy Pear
  • 15.40-16.15 Ralphe Rolle Soul Cookie
  • 16.15-16.45 Eat Yourself Fit With Rosanna Davison
  • 16.50-17.20 Classic Bacardi Cocktails With Alan Kavanagh
  • 17.20-18.00 Rory’s Food With Rory O’connell
  • 18.00-18.35 Food Sustainability With Fintan O’toole, Jp Mcmahon, Susan Steele, Rory O’connell & John Mckenna
  • 18.40-19.15 Natural Wine With Pascal Rossignol & Colm Mccan

Fringe

  • 13.00-13.45 Irish Coffee With Paul Mckenna, Adam Mcmahon And Slane Whiskey
  • 14.00-14.15 Slane Whiskey, History & Tasting
  • 14.30-15.00 Curing Salmon The Scandi Way With Birgitta Curtin
  • 15.15-15.30 Hennessy History & Tasting
  • 16.00-16.15 Glenmmorangie Tasting
  • 16.30-16.45 Signature Slane Drinks
  • 17.15-17.45 Signature Hennessy Side Car
  • 18.00-18.30 April Danann Shares The Secret Of Wild Fermentation, Apple Cider Vinegar & Gut Health
  • 18.45-19.00 Slane Whiskey History & Tastings

Sunday

Main Stage

  • 12.30-13.00 Toast & Marmalade Martinis With Eleanor Walsh & Paul Lane From The Doyle Collection.
  • 13.00-13.30 Small Plates With Ed Cooney From The Merrion Hotel
  • 13.30-14.00 Indian Street Food With Gautham Iyer
  • 14.00-15.00 Fake Food News
  • Insta Win Or Insta Bin With Ali Dunworth & Hilary O’Hagan-Brennan; How Is Food Reported? With Niall Toner, Followed By Debate With Suzanne Campbell, Dee Laffan & Gary O’Hanlon
  • 14.05-15.00 Finn’s World With Finn Ní Fhaoláin
  • 15.30-16.00 Recipes For A Nervous Breakdown With Sophie White
  • 16.10-16.40 Talking Food With Audrey Mcdonald, Jess Murphy, Maggie Roche & Darina Allen
  • 16.40-17.10 Assassination Custard With Gaillot & Grey
  • 17.30-18.00 Questions & Answers On Wine With Leslie Williams
  • 18.00-18.25 Classic Bacardi Cocktails With Alan Kavanagh
  • 18.25-19.00 #Jam With Ralph Rolle & The Theatre Collective

Fringe

  • 12.30-13.30 Playdough Pizza For Families And Children - Cooked In The Onsite Pizza Oven
  • 13.30-14.00 Food Animals And Mexican Flower Workshops For Families And Children
  • 14.30-15.00 24hrs Eating At Electric Picnic - And What Craft Drinks To Pair Seaneen Sullivan
  • 15.00-15.15 Signature Hennessy Side Car
  • 15.30-15.45 Signature Slane Drinks
  • 15.45-16.00 Learn The Secrets Of Sourdough With Scéal Bakery
  • 16.15-16.30 Slane Whiskey History & Tastings
  • 17.00-17.30 Masterclass With Kevin Thornton
  • 17.30-17.45 Hennessy History & Tasting

SALTY DOG

Friday

  • 02.50-03.00 Salty Dog No-Stars: ‘Exile on Main Street’
  • 01.35-02.30 Otherkin
  • 24.25-01.15 Booka Brass Band
  • 23.15-24.05 DD Allen
  • 22.00-22.55 Columbia Mills
  • 20.45-21.35 Corner Boy
  • 19.25-20.15 Myles Manley
  • 18.10-19.00 Roadhouse Doors
  • 17.05-17.50 My Fellow Sponges
  • 16.00-16.45 Leila Jane and the Healers
  • 15.00-16.00 The Wednesday Gang
  • 14.00-15.00 DJ Will Softly

Saturday

  • 02.50-04.00 Trenchurian
  • 01.30-02.30 The Innocent Bystander
  • 24.10-01.10 The Hot Sprockets
  • 21.40-22.35 All We Are
  • 20.30-21.25 Jinx Lennon
  • 19.15-20.10 These Charming Men
  • 18.05-18.55 Mescalito
  • 16.55-17.45 Bicurious
  • 15.45-16.35 Paddy Hanna
  • 14.35-15.25 Rocstrong
  • 13.20-14.15 Daoiri Farrell & Band
  • 12.15-13.00 Trinity Belles

Sunday

  • 02.00-03.00 Surprise (Festival Closer)
  • 24.50-01.40 The Pale
  • 23.40-24.30 Surprise Guest
  • 22.30-23.20 Shogunz of Skank
  • 21.20-22.10 David Kitt
  • 19.50-21.00 Square Pegs + Special Guest
  • 18.45-19.30 Keywest
  • 17.40-18.25 Good Strangers
  • 16.30-17.20 No Monster Club
  • 15.35-16.10 Nix Moon
  • 14.25-15.15 Gangsters
  • 13.00-14.00 Grand
  • 11.15-13.00 Aidan Kavanagh’s Sunday Calypso Dishko

RED BULL SOUNDOME

Friday

  • 22:30-01:00 Ghostboy
  • 21:30-22:30 Leo Pearson Music
  • 20:15-21:30 Mangetout (dj set) feat Frankie Wolfn
  • 18.00-20.00 WRY MYRRH
  • 15:30-18:00 Leo Pearson Music

Saturday

  • 23:00-01:00 Eve
  • 21:30-23:00 Leo Pearson Music
  • 19:30-21:30 Donal Dineen 
  • 18:00-19:30 Leo Pearson Music
  • 16:30-18:00 Replete
  • 14:00-16.30 Leo Pearson Music

Sunday

  • 22.00-00.30: Nialler 9 
  • 20.30-22.00 Leo Pearson Music 
  • 18:30-20.30 New Jackson 
  • 16:30-18:30 Daire Carolan
  • 14:00-16.30 Leo Pearson Music

COMEDY TENT

Saturday

  • 20.25-21.10 Bill Bailey
  • 19.20-19.55 Foil Arms and Hog
  • 18.45-19.15 Deirdre O Kane
  • 18.20-18.40 Karl Spain
  • 17.50-18.15 Jarlath Regan
  • 17.25-17.45 Barry Murphy
  • 17.00-17.20 Abigoliath Schuman
  • 16.35-16.55 Al Lubel
  • 16.15-16.30 Joanne McNally
  • 15.55-16.10 Davey Reilly
  • 15.30-15.50 John Colleary
  • 14.50-15.25 Steve Frost Improv Allstars feat Phil Jupitus
  • 14.25-14.45 Eleanor Tiernan
  • 14.05-14.20 TPM
  • 13.40-14.00 Phil Jupitus
  • 13.20-13.40 MC Andrew Stanley

Sunday

  • 20.10-21.00 Al Porter
  • 19.20-20.00Rubberbandits
  • 18.40-19.15Jason Byrne
  • 18.05 -18.35Neil Delamere
  • 17.35-18.00 Danny O Brien
  • 17.10-17.30Paul Currie
  • 16.50-17.05 Ryan Cullen
  • 16.25-16.45 Fred Cooke
  • 16.05-16.20 Bernard Casey
  • 15.50-16.00 Laura Byrne
  • 15.30-15.45 Tom O Mahony
  • 14.55-15.25Steve Frost Improv Allstars ,featuring Dermot Whelan
  • 14.30-14.50 Eric Lalor
  • 14.05-14.25 Steve Bennett
  • 13.40-14.00 Totally Wired
  • 13.20-13.40 Andrew Stanley

JERRY FISH ELECTRIC SIDESHOW

Friday

  • 9.00 Party Hosted By R.S.A.G. + The Kilo 1977
  • 10:30-11:30 Will De Burca (Dj Set)
  • 12 Carnival Fire Show
  • 00:30-1:30 Bantum
  • 1:30-2:30 R.S.A.G
  • 2:30-4 Decks + Drums / The Kilo 1977 + Rsag

Saturday

  • 12 Noon-1:00 House Of Yoga Feat. Get Down Edits
  • 1: 15-1:45 Ceili All-Stars
  • 2:00-2:30 Cry Harridan
  • 2:45-3:15 Wolff
  • 3:30-4:00 Fontaines
  • 4:15-4:45 Trouble Pilgrims
  • 5:00-5:30 Jerry Fish With Special Guest Maykay
  • 5:45-6:15 King Bones
  • 6:30-7:15 Columbia Mills
  • 7:30-8:00 David Keenan
  • 8:15-9:15 Interference With Glen Hansard
  • 9:30-10:15 Frank & Walters
  • 10:30-11:15 The Blizzards
  • 11:30-12:20 Kormac
  • 12:30-4.00 Get Down Edits

Sunday

  • Noon-1:00 House Of Yoga
  • 1:15-1:45 Sick And Indigent Song Club
  • 2:00-2:30 The Outer Limits
  • 2:45-3:15 Cities
  • 3:30-4:00 Jem Mitchell
  • 4:15-4:45 Mariachi San Patricio
  • 5:00-5:30 Farah Elle
  • 5:45-6:15 Man & The Echo
  • 6:30-7:30 Pontious Pilot And The Naildrivers / Ska
  • 8:00-8:30 Veda, Regina, Pixie & Angelica-Stars Of Witchy Wednesdays @ The George
  • 8:45-9:30 Waldorf & Cannon
  • 9:45-10:30 Surprise Guest Act-Tba
  • 11:00-Midnight -Surprise Guest Act-Tba
  • Midnight-1.00 The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow
  • 1.00-2.00 End Of The World Party

CASA BACARDÍ

Friday

  • 22:00-00:00 Mylo
  • 20:00-22:00 Purple Disco Machine
  • 18:00-20:00 Get Down Edits
  • 16:00-18:00 Mix & Fairbanks

Saturday

  • 00:00-02:00 Steve Manning
  • 22:00-00:00 Jackmaster
  • 20:00-22:00 Hmer
  • 18:00-20:00 Krafty Kuts
  • 16:30-18:00 Dj Flip
  • 15:00-16:30 Stevie G
  • 13:30-15:00 Dan Stritch
  • 12:00-13:30 Gordan Johnson

Sunday

  • 22:00-00:00 Krystal Klear
  • 20:00-22:00 Lntg
  • 18:00-20:00 A-Skillz
  • 16:30-18.00 Kelly-Anne Byrne
  • 15:00-16:30 Boots & Kats
  • 13:30-15:00 Prymary Colours
  • 12:00-13:30 Modern Magic

TRENCHTOWN STAGE

Friday

Kingston 12 Arena

  • 02:30-4:00 Ragga Twins & Dj Krucial
  • 0:15 -2:15 Cian Finn
  • 22:30-00:00 Rukus Fx
  • 20:45-22:15 Rub A Dub Hifi
  • 20:00-20:30 Sequence
  • 19:15-19:45 Backshed Inc.
  • 17:00-19:00 Irie Ireland
  • 15:15-16:45 Rootsman Wurzel
  • 14:00- 15:00 Dj Easy Yves

Yard Stage

  • 00:00-02:30 Imperial Sound Army
  • 22:30-0:00 Revelation + Tenja + Fyahred + Lariman
  • 21:00-22:30 Imitri Counter Action
  • 19:00-21:00 Reggae Richie
  • 17:00-19:00 Explosion Sound
  • 15:30-17:00 Pressure Drop
  • 14:00 -15:30 Kindred Sound Ras George
  • 12:00-14:00 Revelation Sound System Opening

Treasure Beach

  • 22:00-2:00 Sibh C+ Will Softly + One World Sounds
  • 20:00-22:00 Nigel Woods
  • 18:00- 20:00 Oi Oi Soundsystem
  • 16:00 -18:00 Baz Hickey
  • 14:00 -16:00 Irie Cool
  • 12:00 -14:00 Dj Dodgy
  • 9:00-12:00 Will Softly + One World Sounds

Saturday

Kingston 12 Arena

  • 02:30-04:00 Stylo G
  • 01:55-02:15 Stevie G & Andrea Williams
  • 00:00-01:45 Worries Outernational
  • 22:15-23:45 Dj Mog-Y
  • 21:00-22:00 Dj Flip
  • 19:45-20:45 Tara Stewart
  • 19:00-19:30 Tebi Rex
  • 18:15-18:45 Neomadic
  • 16:15-18:00 Jon Pierce
  • 14:00-16:00 Ska Patrol

Yard Stage

  • 01:30-02:30 Revelation Sound System
  • 00:00-01:30 Imperial Sound Army
  • 22:30-0:00 Imitri Counter Action
  • 21:00-22:30 Dub Foundry
  • 19:00-21:00 World Bass Culture
  • 17:30-19:00 Tony Oi Oi
  • 16:30-17:30 Ruff Chuff
  • 15:30-16:30 Ancient Alien
  • 14:00-15:30 Tenja
  • 12:00-14:30 Revelation Roots Blessing Ceremony

Treasure Beach

  • 00:00-02:00 Irie Cool + Reggae Richie + One World Sounds
  • 22:00-00:00 Jay Sharp
  • 20:00-22:00 Lex Woo
  • 18:00-20:00 One World Sounds
  • 16:00-18:00 Dj Dodgy
  • 14:00 -6:00 Del Bionic
  • 12:00-14:00 Nigel Woods
  • 10:00-12:00 Will Softly + One World Sounds

Sunday

Kingston 12 Arena

  • 02:00-04:00 Bazza Ranks + Jago + Deemas J + P.O.A
  • 00:45-01:45 Mango + Mathman
  • 22:30-00:30 Sim Simma
  • 20:45-22:15 Andrew White
  • 19:30-20:30 Executive Steve
  • 18:55-19:15 Jordan Adetunji
  • 18:20-18:50 Jyellowl
  • 16:00-18:00 Shimmy Irie & Guilty Boy
  • 14:00-16:00 Glenn Brown

Yard Stage

  • 00:00-02:30 Revelation Sound + Special Guests
  • 22:00-00:00 Imperial Sound Army
  • 20:00-22:00 World Bass Culture
  • 18:30-20:00 Kindred Sound Ras George
  • 17:00-18:30 Rankin Rez
  • 15:30-17:00 Natasha Scott
  • 14:00 -15:30 Irie Irieland
  • 12:00-14:00 Revelation And Special Guests

Treasure Beach

  • 22:00-02:00 Beach Party With One World Sounds
  • 20:00-22:00 Natasha Scott
  • 18:00-20:00 Jay Sharp
  • 16:00 -18:00 Dj Kali
  • 14:00 -16:00 Nigel Woods + One World Sounds
  • 12:00 -14:00 Andrew K + Dj Defensive Mixup
  • 10:00-12:00 Glenn Brown
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