Electric Picnic

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Electric Picnic 2019: Dermot Kennedy, a white-knuckled rasper in the tradition of Damien Rice and Glen Hansard. Photograph: Dave Meehan

DERMOT KENNEDY Main stage ★★★★☆ The hit parade of musicians who have graduated from busking on Grafton Street to playing arenas has welcomed a raw-th(...)

Electric Picnic 2019:  Jarvis Cocker renews his creative vows. Photograph: Dave Meehan

JARVIS COCKER Electric Arena Styled more recently as Jarv Is, the former lead singer and signature figure of the UK band Pulp has always been an odd (...)

Billie Eilish: ‘I’m part Irish, dude… This is my home.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

BILLIE EILISH Main stage ★★★★★ Billie Eilish is the pop-star equivalent of Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit or the opening credits to David Fincher’(...)

Electric Picnic 2019: David Keenan’s songs are mini epics. Photograph: Dave Meehan

DAVID KEENAN Main stage As Irish as a game of hurling and as smart as a fox, David Keenan is playing on the biggest stage of his career so far – and (...)

Electric Picnic 2019: The Science of Mindful Eating immersed its sporadically blindfolded participants in natural, experiential sounds and tangible, tactile flora

THE SCIENCE OF MINDFUL EATING Theatre of Food/Workshop Fringe Come Sunday evening the definition of mindfulness – “quality of consciousness that is c(...)

Electric Picnic 2019: Lina Bebekh, from Clondalkin in Dublin, in the Stradbally drizzle. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Driving into Stradbally on Friday morning, one is immediately greeted by stand after stand of Jehovah’s Witnesses. They have set up shop at the side o(...)

Sunny weather in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, earlier this week. The weekend is expected to be rainy and windy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Met Eireann has issued a weather warning for the western half of the country with persistent rain forecast throughout Friday. Between 25 and 50mm of(...)

Drugs were found concealed on festival goers on Thursday. Photograph: Facebook/Garda Síochána Laois Offaly

Drugs were seized at Electric Picnic within minutes of the festival opening on Thursday, according to gardaí in Co Laois. Cocaine, Ketamine, LSD and (...)

Festivalgoers at Electric Picnic in 2005. Photograph: Haydn West/PA

Published: August 13th, 2004 In an article in The Ticket, Brian Boyd spoke to promoter John Reynolds about an unknown entity about to unfold: the fir(...)

Time your entrance: Friday lunchtime is best for arriving at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Dave Meehan

You have chosen to camp in a field for three days, limiting your access to showers and restricting yourself to one meal a day – probably a mustard-and(...)

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