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07th Dec 2019

Tickets for Electric Picnic 2020 go on sale next week

Sarah Finnan

Organisers have expanded capacity to 70,000 to accommodate for increased demand for tickets.

Going to Electric Picnic is a tradition at this stage. One last blow-out before the summer festival season ends once again. Sure, what would September be without it?

Starting way back in 2004, it began as a one-day event for 10,000 people. Originally billed as a ‘boutique music festival’, the following year saw it become a weekend camping event.

Christened “the festival of good intentions”, the 2020 edition will see capacity increased to accommodate a crowd of 70,000 people.

Early-bird, loyalty, family camping and campervan tickets sold out in record time, flying out in less than an hour.

Good news though as the rest of the tickets going on sale this Monday, December 9th at 12noon.

Any remaining tickets are bound to be hot commodities so act fast if you want to nab yours before it’s too late.

Prices start at €30 for early entry passes while a weekend camping pass will set you back €260. Well worth it though, you can’t repeat the craic after all.

The full line up for the festival will be revealed in the New Year, but going by last year’s performers – the likes of which included Billie Eilish, Florence and the Machine, Dermot Kennedy and Gerry Cinnamon – it’s going to be good.

Next year’s event also promises “even more new areas” with the addition of Mind & Body in the area previously hosting Body and Soul.

Mindfield will also move to a new home on the edge of the creative area and there will be a brand-spanking-new area called FishTown. Set to host the “extravagance and creativity” of Jerry Fish, it will be located adjacent to Freetown.

Picnic favourites Trailer Park, Trenchtown and Salty Dog, as well as Greencraft Village and Global Green Eco Village, will all return next year.

According to organisers “Electric Picnic is getting bigger, better and greener”, so let the countdown commence.

(Header pic: @epfestival on Instagram)

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