Electric Picnic 2015 Behind The Scenes Setup

11919295_1098100060209147_1154943058_n_editedTime for a snoop!

If you’re anything like me you’ll love a good nose and a ”behind the scenes” so here I’m taking you on a ”Pre-Event” trip to the Electric Picnic HQ Stradbally. This is a sneak peak at how it’s currently looking. She’s shaping up nicely folks!

11930716_1098157980203355_1359128513_nTis a fine Umbrella tree if ever I seen one!

The Umbrella Tree makes a welcome return 🙂 What a glorious sight. I have to say the creativity of the people involved in making Electric Picnic so visually appealing is tremendous. Your eyes are finding lights, lanterns, colour, flags all sorts of gems swinging and hanging, suspending from all sorts of places. The little surprises you will discover throughout the grounds will have you giddy like a child at Christmas.

11944412_1098100133542473_1026346629_n_editedFestival workers busy at work!

The festival fairies busy attaching lanterns to some trees in their cherry-picker. To keep all the workers motivated throughout the day, Rage Against The Machine was being blasted all over the site! That’ll get you going alright!

11910940_1098102346875585_1827046547_nIt may not look like much now, but just you wait!

Casa Bacardi being built and ready to get a lick of paint. It’s fascinating to see all this going up knowing how special it will all turn out in just 3 days time.

11909862_1098100216875798_988952602_nFood vendors arriving in!

Burger Republic, Wokn Roll, The Best Hot Dog in the World, Angelo’s Pizza, Siam Restauraunt, The Charcol Grill and The Organic Kitchen will surely satisfy all the hungas out there, myself included! And that’s just for starters. A van just arrived claiming to sell ”The World’s Best Chicken Wings”, so if that’s what you’ve been searching for your whole life well you’re in luck! The variety of food is always spot on at Electric Picnic. Everyone from Vegan to all out meat eater is catered for. You’re looking at a tenner for a decent dinner. It’s tasty grub and I’ve always been happy with what I’ve gotten. Some may think it’s a little pricey but I have to say it’s good quality. And I think I’ve eaten from most vendors at this stage as the same generally return each year.

11920592_1098102343542252_2096368597_nLooking a little cloudy but come Friday it’ll be sparkling!

This is the Main Arena by the way for anyone who hasn’t been before. The place looks so vacant right now but come Friday this will be a sea of colour and beauty!

11910966_1098102113542275_107999806_nMain stage having it’s final touches put in place.

Never been backstage? Well you’ve seen it now. You’re not missing much! Here it is in all its glory. I may hide under that scaffolding and see if I can have a sneaky look up George Ezras trousers!!!! (kidding not kidding).


11948264_1098100163542470_2092043183_nMain Stage Baby!!!

She’s a beast! Can’t wait to see Ham Sandwich on here 6pm Friday to officially kick things off. Delighted they are opening up the festival. Such a talented Irish band. They are going to rock.

 

11922879_1098100083542478_1223909190_nElectric Picnic banners added to the sides of the main stage.

Now if that doesn’t wet your whistle for Friday to arrive I don’t know what will. (Well maybe listening to some EP performers will!) But there you have it. Everything is getting ready for your arrival. So start organizing!

Here’s the site map and stage times for the Main Stage and Body & Soul so you can do a bit of planning!

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Friday

Main Stage

18:00-18:45: Ham Sandwich

19:15-20:15: The Coronas

20:45-22:00: Grace Jones

22:30-00:00: Underworld

Body and Soul

16:15-16:45: Damsel

17:15-17:45: Joni

18:15-19:00: New Valley Wolves

19:30-20:15: Daithi

20:45-21:15: Simi Crowns

21:40-22:30: CLU

23:00-23:45: Bleeding Heart Pigeons

00:15-01:00: Ho99o9

01:30-02:15: Vaudou Game

02:45-03:30: LA Priest

Saturday
Main Stage

13:00-14:00: Yurodny

14:30-15:00: Bry

15:45-16:45: The Riptide Movement

17:15-18:15: Future Islands

19:00-20:00: George Ezra

20:30-21:30: Hot Chip

22:00-23:00: Sam Smith

23:30-01:30: Blur

Body and Soul

12:00-12:30: Big Jelly

13:00-13:30: Frankenstein Bolts

14:00-14:30: Formidable Veg Sound System

15:00-15:30: Silences

16:00-16:30: GIRO

17:00-17:45: Bitch Falcon

18:15-19:00: I’m Your Vinyl

19:30-20:10: The Hard Ground

20:40-21:15: Everything Shook

21:45-22:45: Meltybrains?

23:15-00:15: Natalie Prass

00:45-01:30: Tanya Tagaq

01:50-02:30: EMBRZ

03:00-03:45: Shamir

Sunday
Main Stage

13:00-14:00: Dublin Gospel Choir

14:30-15:15: Legend

15:45-16:45: Jurassic 5

17:30-18:30: The Boomtown Rats

19:00-20:00: Interpol

20:45-20:00: Manic Street Preachers

22:30-00:00: Florence and the Machine

Body and Soul

12:00-12:30: The Inishowen Gospel Choir

13:00-13:30: Shookrah

14:00-14:30: Rosie Carney

15:00-15:45: Iron Mountain

16:15-16:45: Dear Desert

17:15-18:00: My Tribe Your Tribe

18:30-19:15: Hayes & Leslie

19:45-20:30: Plutonic Dust

21:00-21:45: Buffalo Woman

22:15-23:00: Young Wonder

23:45-00:45: Hundred Waters

01:30-02:30: Puts Marie

03:00-03:45: Hare Squead

Full schedule of acts is being released tomorrow. There are MANY MANY other areas to discover. Get exploring! www.electricpicnic.ie

 

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