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17 things we learned from a sneak peek at this year's Electric Picnic site

Featuring MudWatch.

IT’S ONLY A matter of days before we head down to Stradbally to enjoy three days and nights of deadly music, comedy, and overall fun. 

Today, we took a trip down to Laois to take a sneak peek at the site as it undergoes construction before the weekend. 

Here’s what we learned. 

1. Jerry Fish has the coolest arena transport 

Look at this for a minibus! 


2. Golf buggies remain the best way to get around EP

Pity you can’t have one. 


3. There’s a Little Picnic for kids 

Had anyone any idea that this existed? It’s great for kids, with entertainment all weekend.


4. The mud hasn’t gotten too bad yet 

It’s early days though, bring the wellies. 


5. Transmission is a lot freakier at night than in daylight, sober 

Why are those aliens starring at me? Maybe they want to be friends. 


6. Trenchtown got a whole lot bigger

And weirdly, they want you to remember to give your mam a buzz. While you buzz. 


7. You can exercise on site 

Flyefit will be in the Dairy Council’s area for the week providing warm ups, cool downs, and festival fitness mornings. G’LUCK. 

8. I am afraid of heights

Yes, I learned this, watching La Fura dels Baus. Basically, they put a bunch of people on a pyramid and send them up into the air on a crane. I’m queasy, but it looks spectacular. 


9. Backstage on mainstage is not that special  

Brilliant, portaloos. 


10. The notiony campsite is seriously, seriously notiony 

In the new Harvest Moon campsite, you can get a pod or yurt with a king sized bed, power, and even rads. Would you be able. Prices start at around 800 euro. 



11. Organiser Melvin Benn revealed that contactless payments are now accepted on site 

Christ, that’s all we need.  

Melvin also revealed that there’s going to be a secret Berlin bunker, featuring DJs from Berlin. Where is it? You have to find out. 

12. You can actually get a five course dinner in a field 

The Banquet is a new area at the picnic which is serving up a five course gourmet meal in the middle of a field. It’s outrageous, but costs €120 a head and all funds raised go to Pieta House and Temple St Children’s hospital. Tickets are still available.  


13. Derry Clarke and Clodagh McKenna are heading it up 

Yep, the two top chefs are cooking up Tesco’s finest food. Just don’t show up with a hangover. 


14. You can’t avoid the wasps

Cover your ciders. 


15. As are apples 

Grab a free apple if you’re feeling a bit malnourished after your third curry chip of the day. 


16. The best hangover hideout is in the Little Picnic

However, you need a kid to get in. Just saying. Might not be a good combo. 


16. Finally, it’s gonna be great craic

You can even rent a sesh if it’s not. 


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