New twist with Electric Picnic’s Forest Stage

The countdown is on to the Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival which will be held in Stradbally from Friday to Sunday, August 31 to September 3.

The countdown is on to the Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival which will be held in Stradbally from Friday to Sunday, August 31 to September 3.

It will feature such headline acts as The Cure, The Killers, Elbow, Sigure Ros, Orbital and Hot Chip as well as Kildare’s own Christy Moore.

And for fans of House and all things Techno details have just been announced of this year’s Forest Stage.

The Picnic’s Forest Stage nestled deep in the surrounding woods area promises an all new twist this year with a new area and a new direction.

It promises ‘three of the hottest collectives in Ireland’ who each take a day and night to showcase what they do best in 12 hour stints of a House and Techno mix.

The nights will be hosted by both fresh and established promoters over the course of the festival weekend.

New kids on the block 10 2 1, who are responsible for the amazing stage design, take Friday Night. T3 who have hosted and supported some of the biggest nights in Dublin take the Saturday night while Electric Picnic welcome back Bodytonic. The BT guys who wil take the stage on Sunday do so promoters claim ‘in celebration of ten years offering absolute quality in pretty much everything they do’.

This year tickets will be €230 for weekend camping, €99.50 for Sunday tickets and €60 for campervans.

Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.ie or 0818 719300 for credit cards.

Further information see www.electricpicnic.ie

- Paula Campbell