What’s in our Elec­tric Pic­nic bas­ket

With two weeks to go to the big­gest mu­sic fes­ti­val of the sum­mer, here’s what the Ticket is packing

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - TICKET STUBS - Lau­rence Mackin

The Elec­tric Pic­nic fes­ti­val is nearly upon us, and that means The Ticket is gear­ing up for its favourite week­end of the year. In to­day’s edi­tion of The

Ticket, you’ll find in­ter­views with Kano and Wild Beasts; Jim Car­roll lists his 10 un­der­the-radar acts to see; and Ir­ish acts and writ­ers tell us their favourite (or most em­bar­rass­ing) fes­ti­val sto­ries.

In next week’s Ticket, we’ll have an ex­clu­sive first look at the site map for this year’s fes­ti­val, so you can start plan­ning your camp­ing spots early. And keep an eye on irish­times.com in the run-up to Septem­ber 2nd – we’ll have all the stage times and day-by-day break­downs be­fore any­one else.

At this year’s fes­ti­val proper, we’ll be pub­lish­ing free daily edi­tions of The Ticket, which will be dis­trib­uted on­site on Satur­day and Sun­day morn­ing. These will fea­ture re­views, pre­views of the day ahead, sto­ries and pic­tures from ev­ery­one’s favourite fes­ti­val.

Last year, we in­tro­duced our own tent to the Mind­field sec­tion of the Elec­tric Pic­nic; it was so pop­u­lar that, this year, we are bring­ing a big­ger one. We’ll have a pro­gramme of talks with your favourite writ­ers, and dis­cus­sions with in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als in the mu­sic, film and fash­ion worlds, as well as an event look­ing at the na­tion state’s cen­te­nary year.

Whether you are at the fes­ti­val or en­joy­ing it from home, you can fol­low our on­line cov­er­age, with a daily blog, videos, gal­leries and much, much more on irish­times.com.

So start packing that tent – it’s nearly Strad­bally time.

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