Electric Picnic is finally here!
The festival kicks off today at midday and hosts a massive lineup throughout the weekend. We’ve put a guide together for the people who are heading to Laois for the weekend looking for house, disco and techno. You can check it out below.
15:00-18:00 – Lui Rwego – Heineken Live Your Music Stage
16:00-18:00 – Mix & Fairbanks – Casa Bacardi Stage
If you arrive at Electric Picnic early and manage to have your tent up before 6pm you have a choice of Hip-hop with Lui Rwego or Disco with Kildare duo Mix & Fairbanks. Both acts are playing for over two hours. Mix it up, explore the festival site.
18:00-20:00 – Get Down Edits – Casa Bacardi Stage
The Casa Bacardi Stage is looking like it will already be in full tilt by 6pm with Get Down Edits providing the best of disco edits until 8pm. Anyone who saw these lads at Life Festival will be all over this.
20:00-22:00 – Purple Disco Machine – Casa Bacardi Stage
21:00-21:30 – Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra – Rankin’s Wood
By 8pm you are going to have to start making choices unfortunately. Purple Disco Machine will be providing house and disco at Casa Bacardi while Jenny Greene will be playing alongside the RTE Concert Orchestra supplying dance classics like you’ve never heard them before.
22:00-04:00 – GASH Collective – Anachronica ( The Woods )
GASH Collective kick off their stage takeover at Anachronica in the woods from 10pm with some of Ireland’s best female talent when it comes to techno, including ELLLL, Cáit, Lolz and Cailín playing until the early hours of Saturday morning.
22:00-00:00 – Mylo – Casa Bacardi Stage
Mylo is another huge artist that could be checked out at 10pm. With huge hits including ‘Drop The Pressure’ this will be seriously good fun.
23:00-00:00 – Bicep – Electric Arena
Probably the most highly anticipated act of the weekend for a lot of our readers, the Belfast are quickly gaining a legendary status in Ireland. They’re also just released their new album in full, and it’s fairly class. You’d have to be fairly mental to miss them play it live.
00:00-02:00 – The Magician – Heineken Live Your Music Stage
Another artist that needs little introduction, with huge hits like ‘Sunlight’, The Magician will be seriously good fun just after midnight.
02.30-03.45 – Neil Flynn – Body&Soul Earthship Stage
02:45-03:00 – New Jackson – Body&Soul Stage
From 2:30am onwards the Body&Soul area looks like the place to be with a host of homegrown talent. We’d recommend catching a bit of both Neil Flynn and New Jackson’s sets, both promising to be the perfect fit as the things start to get weird late in the night.
13:30-15:00 – Dan Stritch – Casa Bacardi Stage
16.45-17.15 – Wastefellow – Little Big Tent
Early on Saturday, if you’re feeling up to it after the night before, you can catch Dubliner Dan Stritch kicking things off at Casa Bacardi with some house and disco. After Dan we’d recommend heading over to the Little Big Tent to catch Wastefellow’s live set. We promise that your hangover will disappear if you do.
20:00-22:00 – Hammer – Casa Bacardi Stage
21.30-22.30 – Floating Points – Rankin’ Woods
22:00-23:30 – Annie Mac – Electric Arena
22:00-00:00 – Jackmaster – Casa Bacardi Stage
22:00 – 23:15 – Mode_1 – Anachronica ( The Woods )
By 8pm you should definitely be ready to go once again. Head back to Casa Bacardi to check out Feel My Bicep’s Hammer take the reigns. If you’re able to pull yourself away from there, musical genius Floating Points takes to the stage in Rankin’ Wood. Annie Mac and Jackmaster are both set to start at 10pm. The best advice we can give is to flip a coin. It’s too hard to choose. If techno is what you’re after Subject resident Mode_1 will be demolishing the rave in the woods from 10pm.
23:00-23.45 – Versatile – Little Big Tent
The talk of Dublin. Just go. You’ll have fun. We promise.
23:00-01:00 – Eve – Red Bull Soundome
23:15-00:30 – Long Island Sound – Anachronica ( The Woods )
00:00-02:00 – Steve Manning – Casa Bacardi Stage
More amazing local talent from 11pm as both Eve and Long Island Sound begin. Melodic house or disco, you decide. We’d definitely recommend heading to see Hidden Agenda’s Steve Manning closing things out after Jackmaster at Casa Bacardi.
00.00-01.55 – Pete Tong – Main Stage
BBC Radio 1 legend takes over the main stage at Midnight. This will be an extremely special occasion for all.
00:30-01:15 – ELLLL – Body&Soul Earthship Stage
00:30 – 02:00 – Moduse – Anachronica ( The Woods )
02:00-04:00 – Sunil Sharpe – Anachronica ( The Woods )
If you’re ready for techno head to see ELLLL’s second set of the weekend at Body&Soul’s Earthship stage. Head over to District 8’s takeover of the woods after and catch Moduse followed by Irish techno legend Sunil Sharpe.
14:00-16:30 – Tara Stewart – Heineken Live Your Music Stage
15:00-16:30 – Boots & Kats – Casa Bacardi Stage
16:30-18:00 – Kelly-Anne Byrne – Casa Bacardi Stage
16:30-18:30 – Daire Carolan – Red Bull Soundome
It’s the last day. You’re nearly there. The first half of the day is going to make you feel good. Get down early to see 2fm’s Tara Stewart playing Hip-Hop and other hangover cures. The talk of Life Festival Boots & Kats play a more normal time this time round as they get things going at Casa Bacardi from 3pm followed by Today FM’s Kelly Anne Byrne. All City Records’ Daire Carolan also plays the Red Bull Soundome from 4.30pm.
20:00-21:00 – Mano Le Tough – Rankin’s Wood
20:00-22:00 – Late Nite Tuff Guy – Casa Bacardi Stage
21:30-22:00 – Tale Of Us – Rankin’ Woods
From 8-10pm it will be your taste preference and how you feel at this stage that will help you make your decision. Late Nite Tuff Guy brings disco vibes to Casa Bacardi while Mano Le Tough and Tale Of Us will be taking things deep in Rankin’ Wood with their melodic techno/house.
21:45-23:00 – DJ Yoda (Stranger Things, AV Show) – Heineken Live Your Music Stage
Does what it says on the tin. If you liked Stranger Things you should be very excited about this.
22:00-23:00 – Jonnie Foley – Anachronica ( The Woods )
22:00-00:00 – Krystal Klear – Casa Bacardi Stage
Bedlam’s Jonnie Foley takes control of the Rave In The Woods from 10pm following a huge sunrise set at the Toast Stage at Life Festival. You’ll catch an hour of Krystal Klear’s set when he finishes if you run back to the Casa Bacardi stage.
23:00-00:00 – Sage – Anachronica ( The Woods )
23:00-02:00 – Bobofunk & Crego – Heineken Live Your Music Stage
02:00-04:00 – DJ Deece – Anachronica ( The Woods )
The Deece Series takeover of the Rave in the Woods is the place to finish off your weekend, but we’d strongly recommend not missing Bobofunk and Crego’s 3 hour set at the Heineken stage in the middle of it.