It's only been a few days since Electric Picnic 2016 shut its metaphorical doors, but no doubt there are Picnicers around the country already in withdrawal.

If that's the case, it's good news as tickets for EP 2017 - which takes place from September 1st - 3rd, 2017 - will go on sale this Friday.

With 2016 selling out months in advance, despite increasing its capacity to 55,000, it may be something to think about.

Festival director Melvin Benn said: "This year was easily my favourite Electric Picnic to date. We introduced some new areas to the site for 2016 which proved to be amazing along with implementing some changes from 2015 which were all a success. For 2017, the capacity will remain the same and I’m looking forward to what is in store already next year for both seasoned revellers and new”.

Tickets go on sale from usual outlets this Friday at 9am, and all the details and prices can be seen below:

For 2017, the discount reward scheme will once again be running, as will the three-part installment plan. To be eligible for the discount scheme, you need to prove that you've been to three previous Picnics; those who have purchased from Ticketmaster online in the past will receive a code direct from Ticketmaster. For everyone else or if you don’t automatically receive a discount code, three of one type of proof (mentioned below) or any combination from different years of proofs of purchase and/or attendance will be required.

For those that have attended any 2 or less Picnics only one type of proof mentioned below will be required should you wish to request a code:
· Bank statement showing debit for ticket (Security details etc. can be blanked out so just the name/address and Electric Picnic purchase show).
· Photos of customer on site which indicate different year e.g. if two photos then they should have changed slightly in appearance, hair style, age and so forth.
· Screen shots of Facebook or other social media showing messages or pictures supporting the claim and indicating the year.
· Wristbands, ticket stubs, official merchandise or programmes from different years (must also show customer holding or wearing them and customers face must be visible to identify – random pictures of wristbands etc. will not be accepted).
· Travel or local (to festival) accommodation receipt (dated).
Customers wishing to purchase from Ticketmaster outlets should bring along any of the above 3 forms of proof in order to avail of the discount.
Tickets for this offer are limited to 2 per person, per transaction, per household, per credit card. Bookings over the limit will be cancelled. Weekend camping at the standard early bird price have a ticket limit of 6. To prevent touting Campervan tickets can only be purchased with an entry ticket. We reserve the right to cancel and refund any booking we think may be sold on for profit.

Electric Picnic 2017 Early Bird ticket prices
Weekend Camping tickets
€165 if you can prove you've been to 3 or more Picnics
€185 if you can prove you've been to the Picnic once/twice before
€205 if you haven’t been before

Family Weekend Camping tickets [This ticket is for a single adult which allows entry to the Family Campsite]
€165 if you can prove you've been to 3 or more Picnics
€185 if you can prove you've been to the Picnic once/twice before
€205 if you haven’t been before

Campervan / Caravan + Car Passes
Family Campervan / Caravan + Car Passes
(Please note for Campervan/Caravan passes the purchaser will be required to bring the original proof of purchase to site along with their pass. This is to prevent touting of campervan passes).

Instalment Plans
Instalment plans are available online for all Weekend Camping ticket prices to any customer wishing to take advantage of a payment plan.

Tickets purchased via instalment plan in September 2016
Your initial deposit and service charge will be charged upon purchase. Your 2nd payment/instalment will be made on or around Tuesday 1st November and your 3rd and final payment/instalment will be processed on or around Thursday 1st December 2016.

3 or more Picnics
€55+ service charge at time of purchase / €55 Nov 1st / €55 Dec 1st

1 or 2 Picnics
€62+ service charge at time of purchase / €61.50 Nov 1st / €61.50 Dec 1st

Not been before
€69+ service charge at time of purchase / €68 Nov 1st / €68 Dec 1st

Please note the payments details here are non-refundable. Should you fail to make the 3 payments successfully or decide you no longer wish to go to Electric Picnic you will not be entitled to a refund of sums that have been paid.

Please note that tickets are subject to availability. The loyalty scheme (and use of discount codes) will end at Monday, 31st October 5pm or in the event of a sell-out of the allocation, whichever comes first. A discount code or request for a discount code does not guarantee a ticket purchase and tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis. Requests for codes are dealt with on a first come first serve basis and requests without obvious proof may take longer to research, process and return codes. We cannot guarantee to supply a discount code requested after 5pm on Thursday, 27th October. The number of available discounted tickets are limited and receipt of a discount code does not guarantee a purchase of a ticket(s). Tickets may sell out before the stated deadlines.