Electric Picnic: What to see and do on Sunday
Cleanse yourself with some mindful treats before blowing it all with one last sesh
Radu Anastase from Bucharest, now living in Naas in Co Kildare, dances at Electric Ireland’s Throwback Stage. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile
Soggy shoes? Low-level headache? Questionable hygiene? Excellent, it means you’re ready to face the onslaught of fresh-faced Sunday daytrippers with their gusto and their hair and their impractical clothing.
While the newbies get their bearings, sign up for a massage, steam bath or hot tub in the Body & Soul’s Zen Gardens and Immerse Spa Experience. That’ll help cure what ails you.
While waiting, head over to the Theatre of Food stage at midday for the comforting (and slightly boozy) Toast & Marmalade Martinis sesh.
The third and final part to this self-care routine is the Sunday institution of Dublin Gospel Choir on the main stage at 1pm.
Be aware of the mandatory items: hangover sunglasses, a thing to sit on (why maybe a free copy of The Ticket @Electric Picnic, but only after you’ve read it of course), and a barefoot friend who dances with their hands in the air like they just don’t care.
Cobwebs dusted, it’s time get the brain in gear. Make a beeline to Mindfield for some quality chat; at 3pm there’s the Gospel According to Blindboy Boatclub and The Science of Sinéad with former Alternative Miss Ireland Sinéad Burke.
Catch 1970s grooviness resurrected with The Lemon Twigs at 4.30pm before calling over to the Other Voices stage for their mystery Sunday guest at 5pm (we’re sworn to secrecy but it’ll be worth it). To complete the 1970s grooviness sandwich, check out Chaka Khan on the main stage at 7.15pm: we’re hoping for the stuff of legend. There’s time for a final Hurly Burly and tent pit stop before ending the fest like it’s your last night on Earth.
It goes like this: summon every last cell of energy left to go nuts at Car Seat Headrest at the Cosby Tent at 9.15pm first, then the mighty Belgian brothers Soulwax: more dancey in this guise than they were before 2 Many DJs sealed their fate. Fuelled by booze, the buzz or the plain night air if you’re driving the next day, shimmy down to the Mother DJs in Body & Soul to lose any final inhibitions left from the weekend. If you’re not broken by the end, you’re not doing it right.
And for all Waterford and Galway fans, calm the hell down. You can see the game. Here. On site. An Off the Ball special will be screening the game live from the Newstalk Lounge in the Mindfield area. Throw-in is at 3.30pm.