Ireland’s largest gathering of music and arts returns this year running from the 2nd to the 4th of September. Electric Picnic has established itself as one of the world’s most unique festivals. With a great selection of music, art, theatre, comedy, food and health, it’s the most delightfully diverse end-of-summer party in Ireland.
The Theatre of Food
This year Theatre of Food will once again showcase the best people in Ireland’s food culture and will include salivating food demos, inspirational discussions, live fire foods, DJ music and food mashups, and much more.
The Theatre of Food will also host the return of the famous first-ever disco drunch, this year all in aid of the essential #cookforukraine campaign.
Library Street treats served up from the dynamic Kevin Burke; and for the first time ever EP will collate a brilliant Blasta Books Bonanza featuring Lily Ramirez, the Gastro Gays, Eoin Cluskey, Jess Murphy, and Kwanghi Chan.
There will be vital vegan treats with Holly White, whilst Tramore’s magical Mezze couple, Nicola Crowley and Dvir Nusery, will show us how to put the magic into mezze. Sham Hanifa, iconoclastic owner of Leitrim’s The Cottage Restaurant will talk about bringing the younger generation into the kitchen, and Scott Holder, whose Los Chicanos Mexican food truck is one of Dublin’s hottest culinary highlights, will be folding the tacos with a tangy Tinga masterclass.
The Line Up
Electric Picnic has played host to some of the biggest artists on the planet. Such is the magnetic draw of it’s Main Stage, it has been moved several times to make room for more people! In 2021 it moved once again to a slightly new position on the lawns of Stradbally Hall creating even more space to watch your favourite acts.
This stage has had too many iconic performances to list, but some of its most special highlights include The Prodigy’s final performance with Keith Flint in 2018, Billie Eilish, Pulp, Bjork, Kendrick Lamar, Dua Lipa, Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine, Nile Rogers and Chic, Roxy Music, The Killers, Grace Jones, Blur, Lana Del Rey, The Cure, Arcade Fire, Outkast, Massive Attack, Hozier and Foals. See the 2022 full line up here.
Mind & Body
With the aim of promoting mindfulness and positivity, Mind & Body will rejuvenate your body from top to bottom with an array of professional treatments encouraging you to relax and rewind, as well as harmonising your inner being with some of the best medicine of all: dancing the weekend away to top musicians with friends in this hamlet of intimate stages. With the final festival line-up previously announced, this is where you can catch performances from Sorcha Richardson, 49th & Main, Kean Kavanagh, Amy Michelle, Lemonade Shoelace plus much more.