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The Ticket festival guide: September

The Ticket selects the best out-and-about events of the summer, from music and arts to kids’ stuff and family outings, from summer camps and summer schools to freebies and food events

MUSIC: ELECTRIC PICNIC

Stradbally, Co Laois, September 4th-6th, electricpicnic.ie

The biggest camping festival show in the land and make no mistake about it, especially as they’ve increased the capacity again to cater for all who want to get up and get down in Thomas Cosby’s acres. Blockbuster acts left, right and centre including Florence & The Machine, Blur, Grace Jones, Tame Impala, Jessie Ware, Sam Smith, Future Islands and hundreds of others. You’ll be there for sure.

 

MUSIC: SPIRIT OF FOLK

Dunderry Park, Co Meath, September18th-20th, spiritoffolk.com

Any festival boasting sideshows such as battle re-enactments, falconry displays, experimental archaeology, ancient astronomy, tours to local historic sites,

storytelling, holistic therapies and kid-friendly entertainment is OK with us. Acts to be announced in July.

 

ARTS: SOUNDS FROM A SAFE HARBOUR

Cork, September 17th-20th, soundsfromasafeharbour.com

New festival of music, screenings and art by the banks of the Lee curated by Bryce Dessner from The National starring The Gloaming, Amiina, This Is How We Fly, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, My Brightest Diamond, Julianna Barwick and many more.