Electric Picnic 2017

September 1 — 3, 2017
Laois, Ireland

Why you should go there

Electric Picnic Festival (Ireland), which is also referred as The Picnic by most of the people, is among the Europe’s music festivals which have been hyped as the Ireland's answer to Glastonbury Festival. 

Electric Picnic Festival was officially held for the first time in the year 2004 and was just only one-day event festival. Currently, it is held in September on the first weekend of the month. It holds approximately between 30,000 to 35,000 visitors every year. Tickets to the festival usually go on sale on March. 

The festival generally is held at the the grounds of Stradbally Hall, a stately home and which is the 600-acre estate in the County Laois. Hall of Stradbally is mainly located at around ten miles from Portlaoise town, which is approximately 70 miles southwest of Dublin. But at festival season or during the festival there is the availability of transport packages which are shuttle buses which usually wait outside every train station for every arriving train from Dublin. Essentially, there is the availability of about 15 buses every day from Dublin during this festival.

The meaning of the Stradbally in the Irish language is one-street town. This is a small town and there you will not find any Ireland restaurant or either hotel, but there is a couple of small family-run bed and breakfast inns.

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