Electric Picnic, Ireland’s grand end of summer party and the largest festival of music and arts is finally returning after two years. The festival was put on hold due to the global pandemic but it’s back now with an exciting selection of music, art, comedy, food, theater and holistic health. The unique festival is finally returning for Electric Picnic 2022 and we are here to bring to you everything we know about it so far including the lineup.
What is Electric Picnic?
Electric Picnic is an annual art and music festival that started way back in 2004 at Stradbally Hall in Stradbally, County Laois, Ireland. The Electric festival holds the title of best Medium-sized European festival, which was voted at the European Festival Awards. Renowned music magazine Billboard remarked that the Electric Picnic is a magnificent rock n roll circus and is a perfect textbook example of what a music festival should aspire to be.
Electric Picnic is different from other festivals because the music is more focused on “electric” artists. Artists like Nick Cave, New Order, Billie Eilish, The 1975, Arcade Fire, The Flaming Lips and many more have performed through the years at Electric Picnic. Electric Picnic isn’t just famous for its great lineups and performances, the food and hospitality of the festival are regarded highly in the scene as one of the best, offered by an art and music festival.
What used to be a one-day, annual affair, the Electric Picnic was an enormous success that the organizers decided to spread it out across a weekend. Attractions such as the Comedy Tent, silent disco and a 24-hour Cinema Tent make The Electric Picnic stand out as one of the finest art and music festivals.
Electric Picnic 2022 Date
After a two-year postponement of the festival, the organizers of Electric Picnic 2022 have finally announced dates along with the lineup for the festival. The festival will be held on 2 – 4 September over the weekend at the Stradbury Hall Estate in Co Laois, Ireland. The festival is expected to be grand this year with around 70,000 tickets to be put up for sale.
Electric Picnic 2022 Artist Lineup
Since the much-awaited return of the Electric Picnic 2022 is finally here, it was expected to have a star-studded lineup featuring the hot names in the music scene and the organizers have duly delivered. Headlining on the first day of Electric Picnic 2022 will be Dermot Kennedy and Megan Thee Stallion will be the featured act for the opening day. This is Megan Thee Stallion’s first time at the festival while Dermot Kennedy had performed at the previous edition of the festival.
The second day of Electric Picnic 2022 will feature numerous other musical artists headlined by Tame Impala and Picture This will also be performing on that day. The Irish alternative music group, Picture This will be returning to the festival for a second time and so will the Australian Group and multiple Grammy nominees, Tame Impala.
The final day of the festival, the 4th of September will be headlined by British indie-rock collective, The Arctic Monkeys. This will be the first appearance of The Arctic Monkeys at Electric Picnic 2022 but is the most exciting act in the lineup. The other featured artist for the final day is none other than Snow Patrol.
That’s not all, other talented artists will be performing across the weekend. Some of them are Girl In Red, Gus Daperton, Rina Sawayama, Anne Marie, Glass Animals, The Kooks and many more. The lineup looks exciting and the 3-day festival will be returning with a bang.
Where To Get Electric Picnic 2022 Tickets From?
The official website announced that the tickets will go on sale at 9:00 AM (Irish Standard Time). Ticketmaster is the official ticket distributor for the event, although the tickets can be bought from the Electric Picnic’s official site.
The weekend tickets let ticket holders camp from Friday the 2nd to Sunday the 4th. An early access pass can be bought with the weekend camping ticket that lets holders reach the venue early and select the perfect spot for camping. A ticket just for Sunday’s show can be purchased as well which comes under the day ticket category. Camping is not allowed for day ticket holders.
People who have tickets for Electric Picnic 2020 can use their tickets to enter the Electric Picnic 2022 music festival.
The much-anticipated return of Electric Picnic is finally here with an insanely talented line-up that will have many more additions to be made shortly. If you are planning to attend the event, get your tickets quickly as they are selling fast.