Startmapping out your Picnic
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 irishtimes.com, 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.