51,000 people, one field: Electric Picnic in numbers

What age is the eldest festival goer this year and how much is the most expensive pint? This and more in our festival factoid bonanza

Electric Picnic has a lot to offer other than the music, from gender bending acrobatics to early morning yoga, there is something for kids to 94 year olds.

 

After three full days spent inside crunching the numbers, we have come up with some key figures that best denote the weekend.

51,000

The estimated number of people onsite at Electric Picnic this year. This is made up of the 47,000 tickets sold, plus 2,000 performers and 2,000-odd staff.

 

2,500

The number of corn dogs sold at the Cranky Yankee Corn Dog stand in the Trailer Park area. Not familiar? There are three major components – a hot dog, some corn bread and a stick. Job’s a good one.

 

9,600

The working hours put in by site crew ahead of the arrival of any Picnickers.

 

11

The amount of people Damon Albarn decided to haul up onstage during Blur’s headline set on Saturday night. One of the guys had been to 113 Blur shows.

 

8,000

The estimated euro value doled out by the cup refund banks over the weekend.

 

3

The number of Booker Prize winners on site over the weekend; Anne Enright, John Banville and Roddy Doyle were all about at one stage or another.

 

420

The largest bounty of cups brought back in a single haul.

 

1,135

The grand total of portaloos.

 

6.90

The price, in euro, of the costliest pint at the festival. Bad news for cider drinkers. Eek.

 

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Hero Bill Delaney

94

The age of the oldest punter at the festival. More power to you, Bill Delaney from Vicarstown, Co Laois

 

92.5

The length of electric cabling in kilometres.

 

3,800

The tally of light bulbs used in the 19 kilometres of festoon lighting on site. You can never have enough.

 

39,000

The number of people who could have power for a year, with the 13 megawatts of electricity pumping through Electric Picnic.

 

20

If you stacked up all the naan bread at the Kinara Kitchen, it would be this many floors high.

 

1,000

The estimated number of faces that were painted at the stand in the Main Stage area. The true figure of painted faces will never be known due to the countless rogue artists armed with the ability to draw tigers and bags of glitter.

 

40

The length of fencing in kilometres surrounding the festival site.

 

2

Exactly how unlimited 1990s power-pop revivalists 2Unlimited were during their set on Friday night

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