If you have a new account but are having problems posting or verifying your account, please email us on for help. Thanks :)
Hello all! Please ensure that you are posting a new thread or question in the appropriate forum. The Feedback forum is overwhelmed with questions that are having to be moved elsewhere. If you need help to verify your account contact

Electric Picnic 2021 - Cancelled :( **No Ticket Sales / Requests **

  • 19-05-2020 11:24pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5,092 ✭✭✭
    Snarky Snark Snark


    Electric Picnic 2020 has been cancelled. Full details here. 2020 tickets are valid for 2021 or refunds are available at original point of purchase.

    We're back on for 2021!!!!! (well, maybe)


    Note : No point really in discussing loyalty codes for the 2021 given that the 2020 tickets have been rolled over for those who want them, I'm sure some will be purchasing fresh in September (if there's any tickets available) but all bets are off otherwise on this topic.

    The rest of this is carried straight over from the 2020 thread here :

    Note 2 : The information here is based on what we knew in 2019 and before the large increase in numbers. Some may change based on that but most should still be accurate.

    Note 3 : I'm starting this based on the assumption that Eco / Pink moon and others will survive that which shall not be named (may it burn in flames like the f**king R-Word!)


    What sort of tickets are available, can I just buy Saturday?

    Electric Picnic has just two types of tickets on sale

    Weekend: these are the 3 day tickets, you can camp with these (The weekend tickets are split into normal and family camping)

    Sunday: these are just for the Sunday, only for the Sunday, not for any other day. These are not camping tickets. These will be on sale in March(ish) 2021.

    There are performer/other type tickets too. EP website will likely have information on these, if it does not then well... you’ve bought a ticket that’s not supposed to be sold, not our problem (in fact, nothing is, this is all just done to hopefully provide some guidance but none of it is official so legal disclaimer over, back to sarcasm) so well done on getting a ticket and have a pat on the head/arse (I’m not fussy).

    Will there be more family / campervan / non-standard tickets on release?

    No, these are of limited supply and usually sell out within the first few days of ticket release.
    If you've missed them then please keep your eyes on Toutless to try and pick up one at cost price.

    Note: For family camping, you MUST pre-register your crotch fruit.
    Failure to do so will likely result in them being placed on donedeal where you will not recoup your investment in them.

    Do I need to do anything to partake of the Thursday early opening?

    Yes, you need to buy an early camping pass

    What do I need if I want to early camp on the Thursday in Pink Moon / other posh camping provider?

    You need to buy the EP early camping pass AND an early camping pass from Pink Moon / other posh camping provider

    Do I pay extra for posh camping (Pink Moon etc)?

    Yes, these are separate companies providing services on site, you book for them through their websites.

    How do I book posh camping?

    All the camping companies will have links from the EP site
    They usually open booking around the same time as the loyalty / early bird tickets go on sale.

    How much does posh camping cost?

    Go to the EP website and camping company links, they'll have the information, this is an FAQ, not a booking agency.

    Can I bring my own tent/gazebo/family into the posh camping sites?


    Can I visit my mates in Pink Moon / Harvest / Podpads etc.. ?

    NO, No you cannot, we pay extra to keep the likes of you out.

    How do I camp in ECO Camping?

    Keep an eye on the EP website and also their e-mail shoots, they are by registration only and usually open for registration around or after the first act announcement

    What sort of tent should I bring?

    Get one suitable to the size of the number of people in it.
    Do remember though that a two person tent also has to hold their gear and beer for the weekend along with two people so try to get a tent one person bigger than the party staying in it.
    For weather protection, aim to have a tent with a hydrostatic head (heh) of at least 2000mm (higher is better, even Pink Moons cheapest two man tents have a HH of 3000mm)

    Where can I get a cart to carry all my stuffs?

    Halfords and other places usually have some carts but this can be variable as to what's available.
    Do not buy little "festival" carts or anything with small wheels, they are a complete waste of money and you'll wind up dumping/chucking them after your stuff has fallen over for the 17th time before you've left the car park.
    Remember, the car parks are just fields, not smooth wonderful skating rinks for your sh1t to glide across and the paths in the woods are uneven stoney muddy paths in woods, cop on and stop buying this stuff.
    Either have a decent 4 wheel trolley or two wheel with large pneumatic wheels, bring less stuff or else get your biggest mate and just load him up like a donkey and slap his arse to get him moving.

    Can I camp in ECO / normal sites with a family camping ticket?

    Yes, but please try and swap with some one looking for a family ticket, they are in very short supply and you'll make someones year.
    Do this via Toutless

    It's sold out, where can I get a ticket on resale?

    Stick to Toutless and check out the sellers very carefully or else hold your nerves!
    There are always tickets available in the final week and days beforehand as life happens to other people and they cannot go or TicketMaster release what ever they have left in the last few days.
    It can seem hopeless but there will always be tickets.


    Can I camp with a Sunday only ticket?

    You're not supposed to.

    When will the Sunday tickets be released?

    Around the time of the main announcement i.e. sometime in March 2021.
    These are of limited supply.

    What beers are available in the arena?

    Heineken currently have the contract for bars in the arena so it's their brands only which are on sale.
    It's piss, actually it's overpriced piss but thems the breaks.

    You can BYOB ONLY after the arena bars close at night time.

    Are there showers / toilets in the camp sites?


    Are there lockers / secure storage in the camp sites?

    Yes, there's a company that runs them and they can be booked via the EP Website.

    Can I bring in spirits?

    To the campsites, yes, but they must be in a non-glass container.

    Where should I park?

    Unless you're early/lucky, you will not be parking in Green. Green was designated for day parking in 2017.
    Most people will be directed to Red.

    Can I charge my phone there?

    There are some phone charging stations, see EP website for details but you're likely better off bringing your own battery pack

    What's the best type of battery pack?

    There are many brands and sizes, aim for 10,000 mAH or higher. I had a 25,000 mAH one with me this year which fed my phone and the tent neighbors.
    They'd brought junk chargers as per the note below

    Note: If somewhere is selling them for a fiver and there's no rating on it, do not buy it.
    Most smart phones have batteries in the 2,500 - 3,000 mAH range so that tells you how many charges you will get in a best case scenario.
    You cannot buy from Amazon as they will not ship to here, start looking for these at least 1 month in advance of the festival

    Can I bring a bag into the arena?

    Yes, but as of 2017, the queues into the arena were segregated by security depending on the size of your bag.
    Even if you have a small bag, you are likely to be searched. Not having a bag does not guarantee not being searched

    When will the stage times / days be announced?

    Dates and stage times are not normally released until the week leading up to the event though some acts may pre-announce this on their own.

    Will anywhere being showing "insert name of sporting event here"?

    Possibly the Newstalk tent in Mindfield or your best bet is a pub in Stradbally but seriously, if you're more worried about a score than what's on stage then you need to question why you came.

    Why is the line up crap?

    Because you are a child.
    There's always something there for everyone, get your head out of 2FM / FM 104 and listen to other stations, recommend 8Radio and BBC R6 for a better musical education.

    Am I cool or wha for lifting Deco on me shoulders during Richard Ashcroft?

    It took every ounce of "I want to kill him but don't want to go to prison" in me not to kick the back of your knee whilst you had him up there.
    Don't do this, you look like a twat and it's a pain for the more crowded shows as most of the people behind you cannot move elsewhere and are not 8 foot.

    What's the long term weather forecast?

    There will be weather. No semi accurate forecast worth a damn is available until about a week leading up to it with properly accurate forecasts in the days leading up.
    All that we know is that snow is unlikely and a tornado would be rare.
    Anyone claiming otherwise is either a fibber or too busy poking round in chicken entrails to seek aid with their delusions.
    Villan (Carlow Weather) of this parish usually provides updates that are worth a sh1te in the days leading up.

    Note: Most questions that get asked every year can be answered with a quick visit to official EP Pages such as
    Hopefully this missive will cut down on the main FAQs and allow us to bitch at each other over our respective musical tastes and judge real hard at the bukeface whingers in a more productive manner.


    Mr. MJohnstons Stylish And Tasty Graphical Listing

    Note: The camping guide in this link can no longer be considered to be up to date due to the moving around of campsites. It could be still accurate but we need the 2019 thread feedback to consider it so.

    Backup copy of this on g-drive (hope he does not mind)

    2019 Map of the site

    My Essay Of Stuffs
    1 - Ticket, the most important thing
    2 - Tent + Sleeping bag (unless you're posh camping it, in which case just sleeping bag)
    3 - Self inflating mat for sleeping bag (keeps you off the ground which can be really cold at night)
    4 - Walking boots (you're going to be on your feet for 3 days solid, racking up a lot of milage, comfy, protected feets are best feets)
    Note: Do not buy boots and break them in at the festival, you'll **** your feet up.***
    5 - Camping chair, see #4, when you stop, you will want to rest your arse, do it in luxury
    6 - Rain gear (you want to have it but not use it)
    7 - Hat, I bring two, one for the sun and one for at night (no hair = v.cold head)
    8 - Spare clothes (kept in car for emergencies), clean fresh socks every day people, even if you don't change anything else!
    9 - Fleece type garment for the nights (again, it gets cold down there)
    10 - Plastic bags for wet gear, should the nasty happen, you will need these, also good for tent bin.
    11 - Torch (I take two, a small v.powerful hand held and a head lamp type, might be overkill but it is handy)
    12 - Spare batteries for torches, I fit fresh ones in before the weekend and keep spares in the car
    13 - Microfibre Towels
    14 - Beer/Spirits
    Note: for spirits I just want a few whiskeys late at night so I decant my poison of choice into a metal water flask before leaving house, you don't want to be arsed with carting glass bottles down there and then having to decant. Do it at home and breeze through security.
    15 - Cold bag for #14
    16 - Tent food, usually just pack a box of breakfast type bars, there are so many different food offerings in the main arena that you are not gonna go hungry
    17 - Portable phone charger (aim for a minimum of 10,000mAh or higher (15,000mAh if there's more than one of you hanging off it)) and don't forget your micro usb/lightning/usb-c cables
    18 - Water, if you are moving all day and drinking then you need lots of water, usually pick up a 6 pack of 1.5lt bottles, 3 in car, 3 in tent (water is heavy so no point killing self carrying an extra 9kg in on top of the rest)
    19 - ear plugs for sleeping at night (boots have lots of silicon/waxy types)
    20 - gig/music ear plugs for those of us who don't want to go deaf
    21 - Lighter, even if you don't smoke, it's very handy to have
    22 - Cash, there are ATMs on site, do not rely on them to be full or not mobbed by the rampaging hordes of the walking dead trying to get cash out to get a cocktail
    23 - Small packets of wetwipes and or bottles of hand sanitiser to have on you all day
    24 - Packet of large wet wipes for quickie freshing up in the tent
    25 - Toiletries : chapstick / sun protection spray / aftersun (I got burnt this year and it was a godsend) skin moisturiser (you might be roughing it a little but you don't need to be roughed up), bog roll x 2 (one in tent, one in car), roll on smellies only, shower gel, toothbrush, toothpaste, Pain killers of choice, a packet of rennie/antacid type thing and just in case a packet of immodium or cheaper generic ****stopper
    26 - Consumables : vitamin pills/ berocca type thingy for in the morning, dioralyte for with your water before bedtime.
    27 - Rubbers, you want to leave the weekend at the weekend, not have it follow you for the rest of your life
    28 - sunglasses (gots to be funky)
    29 - small bag for during day (do not use a big backpack in crowds, that's a paddlin)
    30 - neck gaiter/warmer can be handy in the evening if it's cold
    31 - camping pillow
    32 - small pair of field glasses are right handy
    33 - flipflops for shower time (best not to wear into the bogs though or to walk around the main bog areas in them cos squealchy)
    34 - Pair of runners to be left in car, nothing beats that aaaaaaah feeling as you slide your weary feets into comfy happiness on a Monday morning before you get nicked for drunk driving which leads us to
    35 - Alcohol breathalyser test kit for in the car, you get them in halfords, don't be a dick and ruin your or someone elses life on a Monday morning
    36 - Ziplock bags, they keep "small things" fresh and dry and certain smells in.
    If you need this explained then you may be too young to be going.
    37 - Reusable water bottle, they have water stations outside all the main toilet areas, you don't need to get ripped off for 4 euro everytime you need water.
    Keep hydrated at all times (makes for lesser hangovers)

    And just to add a list of what not to bring

    1 - CANDLES - be cool, don't be crispy, seriously don’t though, there was a horrific incident in Pink Moon a couple of years back. Candles and tents do not mix. Similarly for BBQs, do not use them right beside tents unless you want to hear screaming for the rest of your life. There are dedicated areas for these.
    2 - FLARES - be cool, don't be shot to death with balls of your own sh1te for being "that" tosser
    Some one let one off during Richard Ashcroft this year , they and it were swiftly dealt with and hopefully hoofed out of the event
    3 - GUITAR - any attempts at wonderwall will result in you being shot to death with balls of your own sh1te, no jury would convict the shooter, just saying.
    4 - SENSE OF SHAME - it's not needed for the weekend
    5 - CAMERA - live the bloody moment, don't try to be Senor Speilbergo capturing it


    Questions on R-Word / Aphex Twin will be not be entertained and will be met with a brutal and bloody (but fair) paddlin.

    Post event whingin about "hello Dublin" will also be met with a paddlin, we're a piss ant country on the outskirts of a collapsing mad house next door to Europe, it's not the end of the world that the acts are not geography teachers and they're not trying to insult you, get over yerselves.

    Final Note: Clean up after yourselves, don't be a dick, everyone is there to have a good time and let your Ma know you're ok during the weekend.[/QUOTE]
    Post edited by [Deleted User] on



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,980 ✭✭✭endainoz

    Oh man, I'm not sure if I'm ready

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,211 ✭✭✭✭Suckit

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,092 ✭✭✭scruff monkey
    Snarky Snark Snark

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,892 ✭✭✭Rfrip

    Absolutely going down on the Thursday next year

  • Registered Users Posts: 291 ✭✭Kepler21

    Rfrip wrote: »
    Absolutely going down on the Thursday next year

    Definitely. I even have early entry tickets already. I presume they will also roll over?

  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 19,616 ✭✭✭✭everlast75

    Rfrip wrote: »
    Absolutely going down on the Thursday next year

    Probably best. It'll probably be a little less fresh come Sunday....

  • Subscribers Posts: 41,589 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat

    When's the sleep count down starting?

    Once RATM are announced again I'll be somewhat content

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,791 ✭✭✭sweetie

    too soon....roll on 21!

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,501 ✭✭✭PabloAndRoy

    What is the best route to get into Red Car Park?

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,577 ✭✭✭✭bodhrandude

    So ten months till the big announcement, they need to start that drip feed announcing they done on December 2014 when they announced Jon Hopkins, Belle & Sebastian and the like.

    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)

  • Advertisement
  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 14,945 Mod ✭✭✭✭Furious-Red

    When will Radiohead be announced?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,501 ✭✭✭PabloAndRoy

    When will Radiohead be announced?

    I heard from a cousin of a reliable source in the entertainment business that they are waiting for Daft Punk to confirm before announcing Radiohead.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,092 ✭✭✭scruff monkey
    Snarky Snark Snark

    There are 471 sleeps

  • Registered Users Posts: 287 ✭✭HarryTheSpider

    Roll on 2021..:)

    I am SO organised already. Tickets sorted + Early entry, ECO loyalty in the bag. I actually just messaged the lads on my shift to bagsy a few days off work.

    Is it too early to buy beer? Does anyone have a weather forecast?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,092 ✭✭✭scruff monkey
    Snarky Snark Snark

    I heard from a cousin of a reliable source in the entertainment business that they are waiting for Daft Punk to confirm before announcing R-word.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,640 ✭✭✭Seathrun66

    Roll on 2021..:)

    I am SO organised already. Tickets sorted + Early entry, ECO loyalty in the bag. I actually just messaged the lads on my shift to bagsy a few days off work.

    Is it too early to buy beer? Does anyone have a weather forecast?

    Westbound typhoon to carry the Salty Dog into County Kildare. Stillill42 to be observed on deck giving a boardsies salute while the rest of us have our FOMO cured by looking out our kitchen windows.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,379 ✭✭✭Fatfrog

    Roll on 2021..:)

    I am SO organised already. Tickets sorted + Early entry, ECO loyalty in the bag. I actually just messaged the lads on my shift to bagsy a few days off work.

    Is it too early to buy beer? Does anyone have a weather forecast?

    I'd love if ECO reg carried over, but I take it from the below we will need to register as normal next year? Surely some input is needed, otherwise those who aren't attending 2021 might not bother cancelling BYEco reg leading to unused spots?

    "A Message from BYEco Camping:

    Due to the cancellation of Electric Picnic 2020, we are cancelling all registrations for BYEco Camp.

    All loyal campers will remain on the list for Electric Picnic 2021 and will be sent an invitation link in the summer of 2021.

    We offer our apologies for the inconvenince this has caused. However, in the current climate, this feels like the right move on the event companies part.

    We hope you are all safe and well during these extraordinary times and our thoughts are with those of you who have been affected by Covid-19.

    As always, much love and eco-hugs,

    BYEco Crew. "

  • Registered Users Posts: 287 ✭✭HarryTheSpider

    Fatfrog wrote: »
    ... I take it from the below we will need to register as normal next year? ...

    Yeah, the registration will be the same I guess. But I've never had a problem with it, so I'm confident it will be ok.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,354 ✭✭✭nocoverart

    The only positive of Covid 19 IMO is this hideous line-up got put to bed for another year, no vaccine for that rank! come at me: )

  • Registered Users Posts: 242 ✭✭Tago Mago

    Mr.S wrote: »
    I would imagine they will try and book as close of possible to the 2020 bill, no need to reinvent the wheel. I'm sure there will be some changes because of touring changes, but headliners etc will probably remain in place.

    An absolute plethora of acts I suspect touring next year, and they gonna leave us with Snow Patrol & Picture This for headliners? :(

  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 4,980 ✭✭✭endainoz

    Tago Mago wrote: »
    An absolute plethora of acts I suspect touring next year, and they gonna leave us with Snow Patrol & Picture This for headliners? :(

    Dear god, people complaining about a hypothetical line up that's almost 18 months away? It was literally the first announcement, that was all we had.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,092 ✭✭✭scruff monkey
    Snarky Snark Snark

    endainoz wrote: »
    Dear god, people complaining about a hypothetical line up that's almost 18 months away? It was literally the first announcement, that was all we had.

    aye, we don't know what lusciously lubed delights awaited us for the 2nd announcement, the first one was a reasonable one anyway if you ignored the chaff.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,664 ✭✭✭Mucker46

    Hi all good to see you all here in 2021. I reckon i will enjoy this one better than 2020 but i have to say i enjoyed the smaller crowd and the freeflow policy of 2020. Plus it was much cleaner.

    Wake me up when the second first announcement arrives.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,704 ✭✭✭Stillill42

    Ahoy, me hearties! We already have our tickets! They have 16 months to sort a line-up that we deem acceptable! We'll have been starved of live music for millenia! EP 2021 SURELY set to be one of the most magnificent events in the history of mankind.

    I headed off for the big shop today with the window rolled down and the wind whistling through my thinning locks with Judy French by White Reaper blaring, reminding me that that was the very tune I chose as I screeched out of the school carpark heading for Stradbally at 11.59 on the Friday of EP 2019. My heart sank momentarily in a moment of self-pity but I was soon roaring out the lyrics to bemused onlookers on the Monread Road. Music will triumph. We'll be back, lads! What a party it will be next year!

  • Registered Users Posts: 242 ✭✭Tago Mago

    endainoz wrote: »
    Dear god, people complaining about a hypothetical line up that's almost 18 months away? It was literally the first announcement, that was all we had.

    It is a thread pertaining to Electric Picnic 2021, so yes; and precisely because the first announcement inclusive of headliners is all we have...

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 83 ✭✭georgina...c

    How many more sleeps is it again?

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,616 ✭✭✭✭everlast75

    Are we still doing top ten albums?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,892 ✭✭✭Rfrip

    everlast75 wrote: »
    Are we still doing top ten albums?

    Absolutely....we have a lot of sleeps to kill!

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,501 ✭✭✭PabloAndRoy

    everlast75 wrote: »
    Are we still doing top ten albums?

    Go for it. Top ten influential albums. It's subtly different to favourites. It was for me anyway.

  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 19,616 ✭✭✭✭everlast75

    Influential, sorry - yes! All of these albums were the first I heard from these bands and so I guess set me on the path to listening to them intently and therefore made me seek out other bands of their genre.

    1) stone roses - debut album. For me, *my* first band. I saw Fools Gold on MTV (back when the M stood for Music and not Moron). Saw them 4 times. Just untouchable.

    2) pixies - Doolittle. Debaser was the song that put me on to them. I was just a little young for surfer rosa. My all time gig regret was missing them in The Point at that time. I spent the money going to The Grove instead (for shame!). Saw them about a dozen times, including in NYC and most recently, in the Olympia. Still fantastic.

    3) Ned's Atomic Dustbin- God Fodder. Saw them on TOTP back in the day with Kill Your Television. I remember going into school the next day and telling my mates how awesome they were. The faces they pulled when I told them the name lol. Saw them in McGonagles back when I was about 16. Blew my mind.

    4) Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream. Teenage angst at best. Flawless album.

    5) Wedding present - Bizarro. Niche band but a band I've seen the most over all others. Brassneck, Kennedy are true anthems. One of John Peel's favourite bands and one he championed.

    6) Smiths - The Queen is Dead - my first venture into them. My older brothers were big fans and so I had access to all of the albums, but this was the first I played on repeat.

    7) House of Pain - Fine Malt Lyrics. A band I hated at first but they won me over. Jump Around still gets any place hoping. The album is solid from start to finish and I nearly wore out the cassette when I bought it. Some music/rap snobs may scoff, but its a belter of an album.

    8) Sundays - Reading, writing and arithmetic - One of the sweetest female voices ever. Glorious. Again, one that I listened to on repeat and still love to this day.

    9) R.E.M. - Green. Again, just missed "document". Noticed them when Orange Crush was released and after getting this album, made sure to pick up the earlier albums. Beautiful album.

    10) Foo Fighters - nothing left to lose. Again, took me a while to come around to them as I was a big fan of Nirvana, but this album won me over. Seeing them in the Point for One by One, was one of the best gigs I was ever at.

    Sorry for not being up to the same music writer standard as the rest on here, but there's a reason I got a "C" in English :)