Electric Picnic 2004 was the year it all started. It started as one day event for 10,000 people on a gloriously sunny September Saturday . It was billed as a Boutique music festival and with such a diverse line up of not just music it promptly sold out. It was a first for Ireland and destined to keep going for a very long time.
Nobody quite new what to expect but with a line-up including Groove Armada, 2 Many DJ’s, Super Furry Animals, Mylo and Soulwax, comedy and theatre, great food Electric Picnic started off with a bang.
The festival was christened ‘The festival of good intentions’, with its laid back attitude and nothing else in the country to rival it, it is no wonder that Electric Picnic became firmly entrenched as a must go to event in the Festival calendar.
“It seems that those who went simply in search of some good craic, enjoyed a fun day that was miraculously blessed with amazing weather.”
Disabled Access Information
Disabled Facilities At Electric Picnic 2016
There will be disabled platforms / disabled viewing areas at most of the stages at Electric Picnic. Please note that space in this area is limited and we operate a strict 1+1 policy to access this area. However, please bear in mind that priority in this area is given to wheelchair users / patrons with disabilities and should the area become extremely busy carers may be required to move off or move to the back of the platform to make room for additional wheelchairs. Please note outdoor viewing platforms are not covered; please be prepared for all weather conditions.
Where possible, an accessible toilet should be located beside each of the viewing platform and its use is restricted to disabled patrons. There will also be accessible toilets in the disabled campsite and located at the Medical Tent, you will also be able to dispose of medical waste here. Please note that toilet service vehicles have limited access to toilets to service them during the day due to safety issues relating to large vehicles being used around crowds. While we strive for the highest standards and employ cleaners as well as servicing vehicles, we ask you to please bear in mind this is not a sanitized environment.
There will be a designated disabled access campsite which will have accessible toilets, fridges (should medication need to be stored) and electrical hook up for wheelchair charging. Each disabled customer may have up to three people camping with them, and one car. There will be dedicated stewards in the disabled campsite providing 24 hour cover.
Any disabled customer wishing to bring a campervan must purchase a campervan permit in advance. For further information on how to purchase an accessible campervan pass for the disabled campsite please contact Access@FestivalRepublic.com. Please note there are no electrical hook ups for campervans anywhere on site. Standard campervan terms and conditions apply. All persons within the vehicle must have valid tickets. Campervans cannot be parked with tents in the campsite; they will be located to one end of the campsite to comply with non-negotiable licence conditions.
Accessible Car Parking:
There will be two different carparks for those camping and for day attendees. Day attendees should park in Car Park Z and camping attendees should park adjacent to the disabled campsite. Routing information will be sent out in advance to pre-registered customers. Spaces will be available to attendees who have pre-registered to use the facility. Please note car parking passes will not be issued until approx. 1 week prior to the event. The disabled day car park is the closest public car park to site but please bear in mind that it is still some distance from the event entrance.
To see this year's full lineup, please use the link below