Startmap­ping out your Pic­nic

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

This time next week many of you will be fak­ing an ill­ness in work at about 11am and sneak­ing off to your car, which will be parked around the cor­ner and packed to the rooftop with cans and camp­ing gear – it’s al­most Elec­tric Pic­nic time.

The Ticket will be there for the get in, the get up and the get down all week­end in Strad­bally. As the Pic­nic’s of­fi­cial me­dia part­ner, to­day we give you the first of sev­eral Elec­tric Pic­nic ex­clu­sives: the first look at the of­fi­cial site map, on the back page of this edi­tion of The Ticket. (Be­ware other me­dia out­lets hawk­ing dodgy ver­sions on Henry Street; this one is the real deal.)

In to­mor­row’s Week­end Re­view with The Ir­ish Times, you can read an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with head­lin­ers New Or­der. First thing on Mon­day morn­ing, on irish­, we have the first look at those elu­sive stage times, when we re­lease the line-ups for the Main Stage, Rankin’s Woods, Body&Soul and Other Voices stages. On Tues­day we’ll have the Elec­tric Arena, Cosby, Lit­tle Big Tent, Theatre of Food and Mind­field sched­ule. And on Wed­nes­day we’ll have the times for Jerry Fish Elec­tric Sideshow, Com­edy Tent, Salty Dog, Trailer Park, Global Green, Trench­town and more.

From next Fri­day we’ll be on­site at Strad­bally proper, with our live blog for all your get-in news, traf­fic and weather up­dates, and those es­sen­tial first-night re­views. We’ll have daily edi­tions of The Ticket on-site on Satur­day and Sun­day, as well as on­line video, blog, news and fea­ture con­tent all week­end.

And if you need a lit­tle break from the mu­si­cal af­fairs, we’ll have a full pro­gramme of talks at the ex­panded Ir­ish Times Ticket tent in the Mind­field sec­tion. There will be dis­cus­sions with the best arts and sports writ­ers, pan­els with ex­perts in film and TV, and a look at the state of our 100-year-old na­tion.

See you in Strad­bally. Don’t for­get the tent pegs.

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