Electric Picnic 2019 saw over 300 acts perform across a multitude of stages, with musical highlights over the course of the weekend including an unforgettable performance from Billie Eilish who pulled the largest crowd in the 16-year history of the festival, American indie-band The Strokes, and the ethereal Florence and the Machine.
The new area Freetown went down a treat with Picnickers. Thousands danced in the new electronic music tent, Terminus, while Providencia brought South American flavour and flair to the fields of Stradbally.
Commenting on the new Freetown area, which has seen the festival site expand in size, Festival Director Melvin Benn said there was capacity for the festival to grow bigger, “There is room there for a lot more people, I am certainly going to look to accommodate more music fans who are desperate to be at the Picnic, when you look at Providencia there is part of the field that has space for growth.”
When asked about next year’s ticket sales, he said “Subject to our annual statutory meeting with authorities on Tuesday, tickets to Electric Picnic 2020 will go on sale Saturday morning at 9 o’clock.”
And the good news is that the contract for Electric Picnic is set to run for another decade “We have a contract with the Cosby family for ten more years. They seem to like us. They have literally the biggest acts in the world come and play in their front garden so they’re pretty happy. They have the best festival crowd in the world come and camp in their front garden so we’re in pretty good shape with them so essentially we have a rolling ten year contract.”
Electric Picnic returns to Stradbally, Co. Laois from Friday 4th September to Sunday 6th September 2020. Tickets go on sale on Ticketmaster, this Saturday at 9.00am. Organisers are urging Picnickers to get their tickets in plenty of time to avoid disappointment as tickets for last year’s music and arts festival were snapped up in record time.
Once again we are offering the Loyalty Scheme tickets to our loyal followers as well as a three-stage instalment plan. To be eligible for a discount, you will need to prove you’ve been before and in return you’ll get the discount code. For those of you who missed out on online registration for the EP Loyalty Scheme, you can still avail of the loyalty discount by bringing your previous festival wristbands to a Ticketmaster kiosk. If you have been to the festival three times or more a ticket will cost €170, if you’ve been once or twice a ticket will cost €190 and if you haven’t been before an early bird ticket will cost you €210.
Family weekend camping tickets will also be on sale on Saturday. Campervan tickets and Early Entry passes will be available to buy but must be purchased in addition to your weekend festival ticket. Our ever-popular instalment plan is also back! You can purchase your tickets and pay in three instalments to break up the cost, the payments are due on September 7th, November 4th and December 2nd 2019.
Please note that tickets are subject to availability. The loyalty scheme (and use of discount codes) will end at Midnight Sunday 30th September, 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. Electric Picnic is a STRICTLY OVER 18s event, with the exception of children aged 12 and under who must be accompanied at all times by an adult. For more information on our age policy, check out our website.
So for information on 2020 ticket prices, instalment plans and claiming your discount code please visit www.electricpicnic.ie Don’t miss out on the early opportunity to get your tickets!
Tickets for next year go on sale Saturday 7th September at 9am
Check back here for line-up and other information on Electric Picnic 2020 as it happens.
Until then, check out our review and photos from 2019 by clicking on the images below.
Florence and The Machine
Years and Years
Humans of Electric Picnic