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Electric Picnic 2022 - Here we go again! - **No Ticket Sales / Requests **

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  • 30-09-2021 6:19pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,112 ✭✭✭scruff monkey
    Snarky Snark Snark


    There are 337 sleeps


    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND INFORMATION

    Note : No point really in discussing loyalty codes for 2022 given that the 2020 tickets have been rolled over for those who want them.

    I'm sure some will be purchasing fresh when ever it goes on sale again but who knows what the numbers will be like

    The rest of this is carried straight over from the 2021 thread here : https://www.boards.ie/discussion/2058079374/electric-picnic-2021-cancelled-no-ticket-sales-requests/p1

    Note 2 : Most 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!)

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    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) 2022.

    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 but these are not listed yet or the page has moved

    There is a list of suppliers on https://www.electricpicnic.ie/tickets/#tickets-boutique but lord knows how accurate it is at this stage

    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?

    No

    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.

    DO NOT PAY OVER THE FACE VALUE FOR 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 2022.

    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?

    Yes

    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 two fecking years ago 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 https://www.electricpicnic.ie/information/camping.

    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.


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    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND WHAT TO BRING


    Note : There's no site map at the moment as Body & Soul are gone, we know the site has had a lot of changes based on the planning application so no point putting anything here till that's confirmed as being the same this year


    My Essay Of Stuffs that i bring each year

    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 2 goddamned years ago, 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


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    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.



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Comments

  • Subscribers Posts: 41,605 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


    bring it on !!!!!!!!



  • Registered Users Posts: 287 ✭✭HarryTheSpider


    Hellloooo 2022.

    Is it too early to start packing?


    Also. Can we add something about Flags at the stages to Post #1? They are a pain in the arse for people behind you. This is not Glastonbury and it is a pain in the arse there too.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,716 ✭✭✭Stillill42


    2022 thread launched as I ready myself for my first gig in 100 years, none other than TCM, stalwarts of the Salty Dog. The stars are aligned. I'm ready.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,098 ✭✭✭Poorside


    That's a shocking/brilliant lineup.



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


    I feel reborn



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,393 ✭✭✭Fatfrog


    Yes bring it on!!

    Any insider track on ticket levels, do we think many would have taken the refunds?



  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 14,950 Mod ✭✭✭✭Furious-Red


    Have Radiohead been announced yet?



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,112 ✭✭✭scruff monkey
    Snarky Snark Snark


    I want wet leg next year





  • Registered Users Posts: 12,585 ✭✭✭✭bodhrandude


    Richard. D James, you better play this year ya bas, hello by the way to EP 22 thread, may the moaning, whinging and wishing continue. 😁

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,098 ✭✭✭Poorside


    Can easily be arranged at the wall across from the Salty dog, won't even charge you, much...



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


    Surely this time !



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,663 ✭✭✭Dr. Bre


    I hear Nile Rodgers will play



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,769 ✭✭✭rubick


    Everyone add +2 Picnics to your total attended, update your Character Sheets, we go again.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,794 ✭✭✭sweetie


    How'd it get to October! Just realised Tim Burgess is on in whelans tonight. I've a spare if anyone wants to chance it...dm me.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,573 ✭✭✭Thundercats Ho


    I was working abroad in 2014, so missed it. In 2015 we got to site early on the Friday.

    I was so excited / making up for lost time, that I over indulged, and got so Drunk that I was asleep by 1PM.

    I missed a good chunk of the afternoon and woke up with a thunderous headache.

    In a way it worked out, cos I didn't miss a whole lot, and Friday evening felt like Saturday, so in my own stupid head it felt like i got an extra day out of it...

    Maybe i'll do the same next year🤡🤡



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,652 ✭✭✭Seathrun66


    Paul Weller Irish tour off but British one continues. Covid given as the reason but makes no sense as it's entirely sold out and 100% capacity venues in a country that's far more vaccinated than the UK. Possibly Covid levels in the North an issue but more likely travel issues due to fuel, etc. The UK is going to have supply problems for several months at least and his management possibly being wary of ramifications. They probably have little idea of the disparity between supply issues in Britain and Ireland.

    Ah well, please let Billy Bragg not follow suit.



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,698 ✭✭✭✭everlast75


    I got a refund on my plus 1.

    Drew the 6pm start too. Fingers crossed it'll be a good un



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,794 ✭✭✭sweetie


    Edit: they refunded the plus 1 for me after I asked nicely and at 6pm too. Looking forward to it!



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,585 ✭✭✭✭bodhrandude


    Was lucky enough to catch Paul Weller at Sea Sessions in 2010, why has he evaded the Picnic radar for so long, I know he's played Oxegen numerous times.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,698 ✭✭✭✭everlast75


    A nice sight....



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,716 ✭✭✭Stillill42


    Ooooh lovely!! I'm in there tomorrow. Cannot wait! Enjoy tonight, I'm sure he'll be great.



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


    It’s really lovely to see ye all going to gigs! We have been through so much!

    my next gig was bon Iver in October but he rescheduled to next year! Really hope to go to see mother djs when the club reopens though! Im in the need of an unmerciful bop :)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 105 ✭✭desk tidy


    Tickets in the bag for Rubick and I for Sons of Kemet in the button factory in Feb. We were talking about their EP set and it's right up there with the likes of Bjork and Portishead for me. Definitely in my top 5. One of those ones where you're hugging the stranger next to you in pure disbelief at how good it is and your face aches after from smiling so much.



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,698 ✭✭✭✭everlast75


    Ticketmaster says they are "jazz/blues". Would that be accurate?



  • Registered Users Posts: 105 ✭✭desk tidy


    I'm really not good with genres but the only way I can describe it is jazz for clubbers. It's loud, energetic, euphoric. I'm nearly 40 and I got that old coming up on an e vibe off it, it was such a lovely nostalgic feeling. There were young fellas next to us bouncing about like they were in Berghain!



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,716 ✭✭✭Stillill42




  • Registered Users Posts: 19,698 ✭✭✭✭everlast75


    Much better live tbh. Some songs still a bit of a dudd but he has stage presence and carried those songs better in person.

    Probably would have enjoyed it better with a few pints (don't judge me!)

    Quite emotional seeing live music again to be honest. Worth the 100km round trip overall.


    Enjoy the lads tomorrow 👍



  • Registered Users Posts: 100 ✭✭Navan Man01


    Nothing coming up shortly, James In December should get festivities firing tho! Enjoy ur gigs everyone!!! 🍻



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,098 ✭✭✭Poorside


    I see Gavin James is bringing out a greatest hits, that's a handy single for him then...



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,519 ✭✭✭patch


    The Script bringing out a greatest hits too. That's 2 headliners locked in for '22! 😂



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