One of Ireland’s more popular festival’s Electric Picnic will enter into its 11th year this summer, and revellers can expect to see a similar standard of high quality acts to previous years, as well as the return of programme favourites for families.
Electric Picnic is universally known as one of Ireland’s most laid-back events of the Irish festival calendar. And takes place every summer for three days at Stradbally in County Laois which is always a focal point for Irish music fans.
The 2014 festival will a whole range of acts covering many musical genres including Lily Allen, Outkast, Beck, The Stranglers and Pet Shop Boys take to the stage in Stradbally from the 29th to 31st August.
In addition to the musical entertainment, it’s the mix of food stalls, a comedy stage and play areas for children that lures visitors from across the globe to make the trip to Ireland for the festival.
An estimated 35,000 people are expected to travel to County Laois for the event and it’s promoter Melvin Benn from the FRD Group was looking forward the boutique music festival at the launch and stated:
“It’s hard to believe that Picnic has already been around for 10 years, but I think the festival has a warm place in people’s hearts; the essence of it has a vibrancy.”
Mr Benn confirmed that organisers had set aside additional space in the resident camp sites for those travelling with children this year which should make the festival even more accessible than ever.
Discovering Ireland Vacations recommends purchasing tickets early from an official ticket outlet if you are thinking of attending this years Electric Picnic as the event regularly sells out, leaving many people disappointed.