7 Essential Things You Need To Know If You're Electric Picnic-Bound This Friday

Fri-day's the day the teddy bears have their piiiic-nic!

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Electric Picnic, ya beaut!

Three days of the best music, food and craic are just around the corner, so we've drawn up a handy list of all the info you're likely to need for the weekend ahead..

1. Important Times

  • Campsites will open at 9am Friday 4th September and will close at 1pm Monday 7th September.

Arena Opening Times:

  • Friday: 12pm - 4am (Main Arena: 2pm - Midnight)
  • Saturday & Sunday: 8am - 4am (Main Arena: Saturday 11am - 2am, Sunday 11am - Midnight)
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2. Getting There

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If driving you can get exact directions here.

3. Weather

It's a bit of a mixed bag right now. Just make sure you pack a woolly jumper and a coat with a hood amongst all your fun items of clothing..

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4. Must See Acts

Friday: Grace Jones, Space Dimension Controller,

Saturday: The 2 Bears, Future Islands, Jon Hopkins

Sunday: Tame Impala, Maurice Fulton, Django Django

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5. What's the story with booze?

  • 48 cans is the maximum you can enter the festival with, re-entry with alcohol isn't permitted.
  • Glass ain't allowed, so if you're bringing wine or spirits make sure you put them in a plastic bottle.

READ: 13 Highly Inventive Ways To Sneak Booze Into An Irish Festival.

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6. What does the festival site look like this year?

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7. You'll regret it for the rest of your life if you don't....

  • Dance your little heart out to Together Disco's sun-soaked tunes at Jerry Fish's Electric Sideshow Tent on Friday night.
  • Go for a midnight spin (and potentially a smooch!) on the ferris wheel.
  • Head along to Despacio to hear James Murphy and Soulwax spinning vinyl all weekend from 9pm - 3am each night.
  • Wander into the Body&Soul area only to emerge hours later with a brighter, more sparkly outlook on life.
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Now, all you need is this the ultimate checklist for surviving a three day music festival.


Have a good one, pals!

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Written By

Fíodhna Horan Murphy

Fíodhna is deputy editor of Lovin Dublin and the Lovin Group. She's mad into music, gigs, cans by the canal and anything leopard print.

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