Every Foodie Attending Electric Picnic Will LOVE This News

By Alana Laverty

May 17, 2017 at 2:00pm


Electric Picnic foodies, rejoice! 

Theatre of Food returns to the picnic this summer, and Irish food will take centre stage at the festival. 

On a beautifully curated stage in the middle of Mindfield, Theatre of Food is where the most talented food lovers in Ireland get all funky, all weekend long. 

Theatre of Food presents a mind-expanding, mind-altering concept of what Irish food is all about. 

It’s all about fun, fantastic food and drool-some drinks. 

What to expect? 

Chefs, food writers, musicians, mixologists, bakers, media stars and all round food legends. 

The line-up:

  • The Happy Pear
  • Fintan O'Toole
  • JP McMahon
  • Susan Steele
  • Rosanna Davison 
  • Takashi Miyazaki 
  • Kevin Thornton
  • Sophie White
  • John McKenna 
  • Ali Dunworth
  • Assassination Custard
  • Andrew Rudd
  • Niall Sabongi 
  • Ralph Rolle from Chic
  • Gary O'Hanlon
  • Rory O'Connell 
  • Finn Ní Fhaoláin  

Plus many, many more. 

It's gonna be a great mash-up of great food and better craic. 

The Theatre will host a workshop education space, presenting family workshops on everything from feeding the baby to making pizza in the Theatre of Food Wood Fire Land Valoriani pizza oven. 

There will be debates on sustainability, fake food news and an all-girl chef line-up discussing Irish restaurant trends.


And, of course, no Picnic is complete without a little of the unexpected: The People’s Picnic, brought to us by four Fáilte Ireland Food Champions, is planning to stage the longest Picnic in Ireland on  Saturday afternoon. 

Starting at Theatre of Food and looping around Mindfield, picnickers can take part by laying rugs on the ground in a continuous line. 

Picnic Hampers will be provided to all picnickers at a cost of only €10 with all proceeds raised donated to the charity Jigsaw.  


The organisers will provide artisan food hampers in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland.

Super, duper cool concept. 

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