It’s never long after festival season before the hype starts building for next years epic entry and as usual on cue in November we have Electric Picnic laying down some solid facts.

Firstly, Yes it will return for its 2012 iteration, It’s still in Stradbally, Co. Laois and it will be held this year on August 31st (Friday) to September 2nd (Sunday). This will be Electric Picnics ninth year.

The electric loyalty system is the main piece of news here with tickets going on sale on Wednesday 16th November at 9am. There will be a limited number of discounted loyalty bird tickets priced at €175. If you bought a ticket last year via Ticketmaster you will automagically receive an email to let you know the details if you have opted in to receive Electric Picnic related mails and alerts. Loyalty sale stops on Thursday 24th November at midnight.

For those who didn’t buy last year, a small amount of tickets will go on sale on Friday 25th November at €190. Similar to last year there will be the option of three installments to pay.

Also we can tell you that details on lineup and more won’t be released until March 2012 so it’s all rumour up to that point.