It's almost here - the last big hurrah of the summer festival season is upon us.
The build-up to this year's Electric Picnic has possibly been more exciting than any other year, considering that it sold out before the line-up even went on sale.
Oh yes - in case you didn't know, it's completely sold out so if you have an elderly relative worth bartering or selling, now might be the time.
Let's get down to business - here's what you need to know (scroll to the end for the stage times, because that's the longest part).
It's looking good so far, folks. A few days out, and the usually reliable Accuweather is saying that we might have a few showers, but overall it should be at least a bit sunny. We'll take it.
The wristband tents are located just inside each campsite gate, so you need to swap your ticket for a wristband before you enter the campsite and pitch your tent. You cannot leave/re-enter the festival grounds without a wristband.
Parking is free. Weekend Guests must use the Red Car Parks A,B and C and Day Guests must use Green Car Parks X & Z.
If you're arriving by train, the nearest station is Portlaoise. Martley's will be running a shuttle bus to and from the festival from Portlaoise all weekend - €5 each way and no booking required.
Marathon Coachesare running from Dublin City Centre (the 3Arena and George's Quay) to Electric Picnic on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and return coaches on Monday (pre-booking advised).
Bus Eireann are running services from Dublin, Cork and Galway to Electric Picnic (pre-booking advised).
SITE MAP (click to enlarge):
Once you're through the gates, the next step is deciding where to pitch your tent. Here's where the campsites are in relation to everything:
Now, let's get planning....
RANKINS WOOD STAGE
BODY & SOUL (Main Stage)
LITTLE BIG TENT
THEATRE OF FOOD
Friday Main Stage
1700-1730 ANDREW RUDD Romantic Dinner For Two
1730-1800 DEARBHLA REYNOLDS & APRIL DANANN Fermenting Goddesses
1800-1830 THE ARDKEEN FOOD SHOW with Colin and Kevin Jephson & Michael Quinn
1630-1700 Welcome to the fringe, cocktails & canapes with AUSTIN BYRNE from Balfes in the Westbury Hotel
1700-1730 Sample some oysters with NIALL SABONGI of Klaw and Poké
1745-1830 Love it to the Bone with TAKASHI MIYAZAKI
1830-1930 Tutored wine tasting with BEVERLEY MATTHEWS
Saturday Main Stage
1230-1300 OISIN DAVIS Hangover Causes & Cures from around the World.
1300-1330 AILEEN COX BLUNDELL Baby-Led Feeding
1340-1410 Gulp 3.0 The Food Quiz with JONATHAN McCREA & iVAN VARIAN
1420-1450 SUSAN STEELE Vitamin Sea
1500-1535 THE HAPPY PEAR
1540-1615 RALPHE ROLLE Soul Cookie
1615-1645 Eat Yourself Fit with ROSANNA DAVISON
1650-1720 Classic Bacardi Cocktails with ALAN KAVANAGH
1720-1800 Rory’s Food with RORY O’CONNELL
1800-1835 Food Sustainability With FINTAN O’TOOLE, Jp McMAHON, SUSAN STEELE, RORY O’CONNELL & JOHN McKENNA
1840-1915 Natural Wine with PASCAL ROSSIGNOL & COLM McCAN
1300-1345 Irish Coffee with PAUL McKENNA, ADAM McMAHON and Slane Whiskey
1400-1415 Slane Whiskey, History & Tasting
1430-1500 Curing salmon the Scandi way with BIRGITTA CURTIN
1515-1530 Hennessy History & Tasting
1600-1615 Glenmmorangie Tasting
1630-1645 Signature Slane Drinks
1715-1745 Signature Hennessy Side Car
1800-1830 APRIL DANANN shares the secret of Wild Fermentation, Apple Cider Vinegar & Gut Health
1845-1900 Slane Whiskey History & Tastings
Sunday Main Stage
1230-1300 Toast & Marmalade Martinis with ELEANOR WALSH & PAUL LANE from the Doyle Collection.
1300-1330 Small Plates with ED COONEY from the MERRION HOTEL
1330-1400 Indian Street Food with GAUTHAM IYER
1400-1500 FAKE FOOD NEWS
Insta Win or Insta Bin with ALI DUNWORTH & HILARY O’HAGAN-BRENNAN
How is Food reported with NIALL TONER, followed by debate with SUZANNE CAMPBELL, DEE LAFFAN & GARY O’HANLON
1405-1500 Finn’s World with FINN NÍ FHAOLÁIN
1530-1600 Recipes for a Nervous Breakdown with SOPHIE WHITE
1610-1640 Talking Food with AUDREY McDONALD, JESS MURPHY, MAGGIE ROCHE & DARINA ALLEN
1640-1710 ASSASSINATION CUSTARD with GAILLOT & GREY
1730-1800 Questions & Answers on Wine with LESLIE WILLIAMS
1800-1825 Classic Bacardi Cocktails with ALAN KAVANAGH
1825-1900 #Jam with RALPH ROLLE & THE THEATRE COLLECTIVE
1230-1330 Playdough Pizza for Families and Children - Cooked in the onsite Pizza Oven
1330-1400 Food Animals and Mexican Flower Workshops for Families and Children
1430-1500 24hrs eating at Electric Picnic - and what craft drinks to pair SEANEEN SULLIVAN
1500-1515 Signature Hennessy Side Car
1530-1545 Signature Slane Drinks
1545-1600 Learn the secrets of Sourdough with SCÉAL BAKERY
1615-1630 Slane Whiskey History & Tastings
1700-1730 Masterclass with Kevin Thornton
1730-1745 Hennessy History & Tasting
JERRY FISH'S ELECTRIC SIDESHOW
FRIDAY 1st September
9pm – Party in our tent hosted by R.S.A.G. + THE KILO 1977 - Everybody Welcome!
Hang out with all the carnival sideshow and burlesque artists performing at The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow along-side special guests R.S.A.G / BANTUM / WILL DE BURCA / DRUMS AND DECKS (KILO + R.S.A.G) and more than a few surprises.
10:30 – 11:30 – WILL DE BURCA (DJ SET)
Midnight – CARNIVAL FIRE SHOW
00:30 – 1:30am BANTUM
1:30am – 2:30am R.S.A.G
2:30am – 4am DECKS + DRUMS / THE KILO 1977 + RSAG
SATURDAY 2nd September
12 Noon – 1:00 pm – HOUSE OF YOGA feat. GET DOWN EDITS
1: 15pm – 1:45pm – CEILI ALL-STARS
2:00pm – 2:30pm – CRY HARRIDAN
2:45pm – 3:15pm – WOLFF
3:30pm – 4:00pm – FONTAINES
4:15pm – 4:45pm – TROUBLE PILGRIMS
5:00pm – 5:30pm – JERRY FISH with special guest MAYKAY
5:45pm – 6:15pm – KING BONES
6:30pm – 7:15pm – COLUMBIA MILLS
7:30pm – 8:00pm – DAVID KEENAN
8:15pm – 9:15pm – INTERFERENCE WITH GLEN HANSARD
9:30pm – 10:15pm – FRANK & WALTERS
10:30pm – 11:15pm – THE BLIZZARDS
11:30pm – 12:20am – KORMAC
12:30 – 4am – GET DOWN EDITS
SUNDAY 3rd September
12 Noon – 1:00 pm – HOUSE OF YOGA
1:15pm – 1:45pm – SICK AND INDIGENT SONG CLUB
2:00pm – 2:30pm – THE OUTER LIMITS
2:45pm – 3:15pm – CITIES
3:30pm – 4:00pm – JEM MITCHELL
4:15pm – 4:45pm – MARIACHI SAN PATRICIO
5:00pm – 5:30pm – FARAH ELLE
5:45pm – 6:15pm – MAN & THE ECHO
6:30pm – 7:30pm – PONTIOUS PILOT AND THE NAILDRIVERS / SKA
8:00pm – 8:30pm – VEDA, Regina, Pixie & Angelica – stars of Witchy Wednesdays @ THE GEORGE
8:45pm – 9:30pm – WALDORF & CANNON
9:45pm – 10:30pm – THE STRYPES
11:00pm – Midnight – ASH
Midnight – 1am – THE JERRY FISH ELECTRIC SIDESHOW
1am – 2 am – END OF THE WORLD PARTY
More to follow....