Electric Picnic

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Memories of Body & Soul: a scene from the 2007 Electric Picnic. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

The founders of Body & Soul, which has been a staple of the Electric Picnic festival line up for many years, have announced they are ending their (...)

The Electric Picnic in 2020 will take place from September 4th to 6th at Stradbally which has been its home since the beginning of the festival in 2004 when the first festival had a capacity of 10,000. Photograph: aerial.ie

The Electric Picnic capacity for next year’s festival will be increased to 70,000 making it one of the biggest music festivals ever held in Ireland. (...)

Fans in the crowd for Kodaline on the main stage at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Dave Meehan

This year’s Electric Picnic was hugely enjoyable. The capacity was increased close to 60,000, but so too had the size of the site, including a new are(...)

Discarded camping equipment and unmoored tents blown by the wind piling up at an Electric Picnic campsite on Monday afternoon. Photograph: Dave Meehan for the Irish Times

As weary Electric Picnic attendees set off on the long, slow march home from the Hendrix camp site, a tent skidded and spun along the ground, threaten(...)

Christine  and The Queens play the main stage at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE: AN INCANDESCENT FINALE  Main stage, Sunday ★★★★☆ Electric Picnic 2019: everything is eclipsed by Florence Wel(...)

Electric Picnic 2019:  neither Christine and the Queens (left) nor Charli XCX seemed to know where they were. Photograph: Dave Meehan

THE HIGHS Best pop-star performance Charli XCX delivered a show packed with hits and sass at the Electric Arena on Saturday. From a Christine and th(...)

Electric Picnic 2019: everything is eclipsed by Florence Welch’s soaring vocals as she blazes through What Kind of Man and Shake It Out. Photograph: Dave Meehan

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE Main stage ★★★★☆ Florence Welch is celebrating 10 years as a flame-haired pop star. She marks the anniversary with an incandes(...)

Electric Picnic 2019: Kodaline sure know how to get a festival job done. Photograph: Dave Meehan

KODALINE Main stage ★★★☆☆ Clever Kodaline. Not for them a slow build-up from lesser-known songs to a climactic finish of favourites. They start their(...)

Electric Picnic 2019: Richard Ashcroft, fighting-fit channeller of Everydude hopes and fears. Photograph: Dave Meehan

RICHARD ASHCROFT Main stage ★★★★☆ Back when Coldplay, Kodaline and Snow Patrol were in short trousers, Richard Ashcroft and The Verve were the origin(...)

Throwback: Wide-awake picnickers at Mr Motivator’s fitness class. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

On Sunday morning at Electric Picnic, The Academic were doing a soundcheck in the Today FM SoundGarden when a group of curious passersby gathered to w(...)

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