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What types of tickets are available? (December 2022)

All tickets for Electric Picnic 2023 are now sold out.

Where can I buy EP23 Tickets?

All tickets for Electric Picnic 2023 are now sold out.


When and where is EP23?

Electric Picnic will take place between 1st – 3rd September, 2023 in Stradbally Hall, Stradbally, Co. Laois. 

EP23 Loyalty Tickets

** Applications for the EP23 Loyalty Scheme are now closed **




  • Certain items are not allowed within the arena or the campsites.
  • You may be body and/or bag searched at the entrance, onsite or on leaving. Any item(s), which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon, or which may cause danger or disruption to any other persons at the event, will be confiscated. Persons suspected of carrying items that may be used in an offensive or dangerous manner, or carrying out illegal activities within the arena or other parts of the site may be searched.
  • All of the prohibited items must be surrendered or removed from site. Anyone refusing may face Eviction.
  • Surrendered items will not be returned.
  • Please also note that excessive amounts of food, cigarettes and alcohol may be refused entry to the site.
  • Please click here for bag restrictions and a full list of prohibited items for EP22.
Item Arena Campsite
Aerosols under 250ml. Yes Yes Yes Yes
Air Horns / Megaphones. No No No No
Alcohol for Personal Consumption (Not contained in glass bottles) No No (Prior to bars closing at 1am, then up to 4 cans p/p) Yes Yes (limited to 48cans per person)
Animals (other than registered guide/hearing dogs) No No No No
Bags larger than A4 size No No Yes Yes
Bicycles (must be locked in the Tour De Picnic Welcome Area) No No No No
Campfires No No No No
Camping Equipment and Cutlery No No Yes Yes
Candles / Incense No No No No
Cans No No Yes Yes (limited to 48 per persons)
Cigarettes for Personal Consumption Yes Yes Yes Yes
Deodorant Roll on Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disposable Barbeques (to be used in designated BBQ areas only) + Permitted Cooking Stoves - NO GAS No No Yes Yes
Drones or any remote flying devices No No No No
Empty Reusable Bottles / Coffee Cups Yes Yes (<750ml, Must be empty) Yes Yes
Fireworks, Flares + Blow Torches No No No No
Flagpole No No No No
Flags without poles Yes Yes Yes Yes
Food for personal consumption Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gazebos / Canopies No No Yes Yes
Gas Canisters / Cylinders - fitted in campervans (campervan field only) No No Yes Yes
Gas Canisters / Cylinders - not fitted in campervans No No No No
Generators – diesel generators fitted in campervans (campervan field only) No No Yes Yes
Generators – diesel generators not fitted in campervans + petrol generators No No No No
Glass Items (over 100ml) No No No No
Glass Items (under 100ml perfume / make up mirrors etc.) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Goods for Unauthorised Trading & Goods with Unauthorised logos No No No No
Illegal / Unidentifiable substances, Drugs, Herbal Highs - including Nitrous Oxide and associated equipment including Balloons No No No No
Sky Lanterns & Kites No No No No
Knives & Weapons or anything that could reasonably be considered for use as a weapon No No No No
Medication (with doctor note/letter). Must be in the original packaging Yes Yes Yes Yes
Megaphones No No No No
Portable Laser equipment & Laser Pens No No No No
Professional Cameras with Detachable / Zoom Lenses (over 6”) / Recording Equipment No No No No
Professional Radios / Walkie – Talkies No No No No
Plastic Water / Soft drinks bottles - sealed Yes Yes (<500ml only) Yes Yes
Plastic Water / Soft drinks bottles - opened No No (except for <500ml after bars close at 1am) Yes Yes
Skateboards, Scooters, Hoverboards or any personal motorised vehicles No No No No
Sound Systems No No No No
Spray Cans No No No No
Umbrellas No No Yes Yes
Unofficial Hi-Viz & Reflective jackets No No No No

Allowed: Greenheat Base Camp Cooker – Solid Fuel Stoves – Disposable BBQs – Firelighters / Firelighter Stoves –
Methylated ‘Trangia’ Spirit Stoves

Not Allowed:
Gas Canisters, includes nitrous oxide or similar capsules – Petrol Burner – Any aerosol over 250ml
There are drinking water taps on site, empty water/ reusable bottles (<750ml) are permitted as well as sealed unopened bottles.

Please also note that excessive amounts of food, cigarettes and alcohol may be refused entry to the Site.

All of the prohibited items above must be surrendered or removed from site. Anyone refusing may face eviction.


Confiscated or surrendered items will not be returned.


Lockers and Storage Boxes will be available for storing your valuables all weekend in the Jimi Hendrix campsite. We recommend valuables such as cash, wallets, IDs, cameras etc are kept in lockers for extra security. Storage boxes are perfect for storing larger items such as alcohol, etc. If it fits in, they will store it!
Book your locker in advance to avoid disappointment, as lockers and storage boxes are limited!


Three Charging will be providing charging facilities in the Main Arena, Late Night Arena and Jimi Hendrix Campsite.


  • Electric Picnic is a STRICTLY over 18’s event (with the exception of children aged 12 and under). Children aged 13-17 years old are not permitted to attend even when accompanied by an adult.
  • Children aged 12 and under do not need a ticket, but must be accompanied by a ticket holding parent or guardian at all times. See the Family section for more information.
  • We would recommend bringing ID as confirmation of your child’s age, a colour photocopy of a passport would be sufficient for this purpose.
  • Note you may be asked to prove your age with photo ID or you will be refused admission. Acceptable forms of proof are: Passport, Garda Age Card, Driving Licence.


  • A Challenge 25 Policy will be in place for all alcohol and tobacco sales on site.
  • Please note that ID checks will be in place on entry to the festival and throughout the weekend. If you cannot present valid ID when asked by a member of staff during the event, you will be refused entry and/or evicted from the site.
  • Accepted forms of ID are:
    •  Passport
    • Drivers Licence
    • Garda Age Cards
  • We reserve the right to refuse admission without a refund if you cannot prove your age.


ATM’s will be located in the Main Arena. They are open Friday 2pm – 2am, Satarday 11am – 2am and Sunday 11am – 2am.

All bars will be operating contactless only.


All bars will be operating contactless only.


There are information points located in Jimi Hendrix, Andy Warhol, Oscar Wilde, Janis Joplin and Charlie Chaplin campsites as well as the information hub in the Main Arena.

They are there to offer help and advice about facilities and their locations on site. They give have information on travel, line up and you can take any found property there. They also have phone numbers for cancelling lost bank cards.

Opening Times


Friday 1pm – Monday 1pm

Main Arena:

Friday 2pm – Midnight,

Saturday 11am – 2am,

Sunday 11am – Midnight


Bring your appetite! 😋 There will be over 100 food stalls throughout the festival, offering something for everyone. From the infamous EP favourite cheesy bread to freshly made pizzas including vegan and vegetarian options.


  • There are free drinking water points throughout the campsites and arena and you can find these next to the toilet blocks.


  • Parking is free. There is a yellow, red and green carpark.
  • The Green Car Park is open from 16.00 on Thursday 1st September for Early Entry ticket holders only. The Red & Yellow Car Parks are open from 09:00 on Friday 2nd September until 13:00 Monday 5th September 2022. The car park is staffed 24 hours a day during this period.
  • Please follow the event signage and directions from the Gardaí when arriving to the festival, not the sat nav! There are different routes into the festival depending on the direction you are coming from and what mode of transport you are using and whether you are being dropped off, a weekend ticket holder, a family ticket holder, bringing campervan/caravans or a day ticket holder.
  • All attendees travelling to the event by car are required to park within the car parks they are directed to by the Gardai and event staff.
  • Parking is free at the festival. These car parks allow access to all general camping areas. No sleeping, camping or fires are allowed in the car parks.
  • Please note that tow-away vehicles are in operation throughout the event and will remove any illegally parked cars. There will also be a local recovery service based onsite on Monday morning.


  • Don’t bring more than you need as you’ll need to take it home again! Most things can be bought on site if necessary.
  • Entry Ticket & ID
  • Medication, if required. Please keep it in it’s original container.
  • Clothing for all weather and comfortable footwear
  • Camping equipment including a sleeping bag and ground mat
  • An empty reusable bottle 750ml or less
  • Refuse sacks for rubbish, recycling and any wet/dirty clothing.


  • There will be over 100 food stalls throughout the festival, offering everything from traditional pie and mash to freshly made tacos.
Food Stalls at Electric Picnic


  • All enclosed spaces onsite are no smoking and no vaping. This includes all stages (other than outdoor stages), all tents and marquees. If you do smoke, please use the butt bins to dispose of your cigarette ends responsibly, paying particular attention in wooded areas.


See Campsites for more information


See The Arena’s for more information