The plan took three years after being frozen by the pandemic. But it looks like the wait will be worth it to record his 70,000-person frenzy eating out at the newly improved Electric Picnic Festival this weekend.
15,000 more music fans make the pilgrimage to Stradbally, Colorado this week, traditionally the final hoopla on the summer festival scene.
Here’s everything you need to know before your Electric Picnic this weekend.
Expect heavy rain and high winds as Electric Picnic begins
Cloudy weather sets in on Friday as thousands descend on Stradbury, Colorado for the weekend’s electric picnic before sporadic showers hit the eastern half of the country.
Road closures and traffic information
R427 from Money Cross to Stradbally will be completely closed to facilitate Electric Picnic’s traffic management plan. Local access will be maintained and appropriate signage will be installed to divert traffic along alternate routes.
Ballet, Burlesque and Bigger Than Ever – Extended Electric Picnic is ready to bounce back after three years of grueling wait
More than 15,000 music fans make the pilgrimage to Stradbally in Kolish this week, traditionally the final hoopla on the summer festival scene.
Electric Picnic announces final line-up with 50 new acts
This weekend’s headliners include Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala, Megan Thee Stallion, local favorites Snow Patrol, Picture This and Dermot Kennedy.
“Drugs are not illegal at Electric Picnic,” say the festival organizers, as the HSE pilot scheme runs in Stradbally.
“There is absolutely no amnesty,” he told Independent.ie.
Music festivals and substance abuse: ‘Medical tents are safe places…no law enforcement involved’
Dublin native Nicki Killeen, HSE’s Emerging Drug Trends project manager, says their new non-judgmental drug harm reduction campaign targets people attending Irish music festivals.
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Will gourmet coffee replace beer in plastic cups at music festivals?
For decades, regular festivals have served light or warm beer. But now, revelers may opt for a variety of hot he brews and cold brews, including classic espresso martinis.