The will-it-won't-it saga can finally be put to bed, as it has been announced today that Electric Picnic 2013 is definitely happening. This year's festival, its tenth anniversary, had been the subject of much speculation in recent weeks, as POD's John Reynold and Live Nation's Melvin Benn bickered for control of Ireland's longest-serving festival.
This year's Picnic will again take place in its spiritual home of Stradbally Estate in Co. Laois, over the weekend of 30th August to 1st September.
A line-up announcement will be made on the afternoon of Thursday 25th April, with tickets going on sale at 9am on Saturday 27th April.
A special ticket offer has been made available to Picnic punters this year too. If you can prove that you've been to three or more Electric Picnics, a weekend pass will cost you just €149.50 - a whole €100 less than last year's full price ticket.
If you’ve been just once before, your ticket will cost you €169.50 while those Picnic virgins among you will have to shell out €189.50, which is still significantly less than last year's prices. It should be noted, however, that these ticket offers will only remain in place between April 27th and May 27th.
Between May 28th and July 28th, weekend tickets will cost €189.50, while after July 28th weekend passes will cost you €229.50. Day tickets for Sunday are priced at €89.50.
Perhaps coincidentally, this follows this morning's Oxegen announcement which you can read about here.
So there we have it! So much for the naysayers, huh?