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Frequently Asked Questions

INFORMATION POINTS

There are infomation 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

Campsites:

Friday 1pm – Monday 1pm

Main Arena:

Friday 2pm – Midnight,

Saturday 11am – 2am,

Sunday 11am – Midnight

When and where is EP 2022?

Electric Picnic will take place between 2nd– 4th September, 2022 in Stradbally Hall, Stradbally, Co. Laois. 

WHEN ARE TICKETS ON SALE?

Electric Picnic 2022 is sold out. Tickets for this years Electric Picnic went on sale March 11th 2022 at 9am.

WHAT ARE ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID?

  • 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.

PHONE CHARGING FACILITIES

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

CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS

All bars will be operating contactless only.

I RETAINED MY 2020 EXTRAS TICKETS (SUCH AS CAMPERVAN & CARAVAN PASSES) FOR EP21, ARE THEY STILL VALID FOR EP22?

Yes, if you chose to retain your EP 2020 extras tickets for EP 2021 they are valid for Electric Picnic 2022.

IS EP FAMILY FRIENDLY?

Yes! As well as the specifc Little Picnic area, EP has a family campsite, campervan field and a seperate family car park and a wide range of activites fo the whole family.

Head to our Family Info Section for everything you and your family need to know about tickets, travel, camping and activites.

ATM’s

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.

HOW DO I GET TO ELECTRIC PICNIC

There are so many ways to get to Electric Picnic! Click here for a list of Public and Private Transport options as well as directions if you’re travelling by car.

You could also cycle to Electric Picnic! For more information on taking part in Tour de Picnic 2022 click here!

LOST PROPERTY

Any lost property found during the festival is taken to the Lost Property Cabin, located in the Jimi Hendrix campsite, near the Arena Entrance.

Opening Times:

  • Fri 1pm – 9pm
  • Sat & Sun 9am – 9pm
  • Mon 9am – 1pm

FOOD & DRINK OPTIONS

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.

PARKING AT ELECTRIC PICNIC

  • 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.

I RETAINED MY 2020 TICKETS FOR EP21, ARE THEY VALID FOR THE 2022 DATES?

Yes, if you chose to retain your EP 2020 tickets for EP 2021, they are valid for Electric Picnic 2022.

AGE RESTRICTIONS

  • 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.

THINGS YOU CAN AND CAN’T BRING

  • 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.
ITEMS ARENA CAMPSITE
Aerosols (under 250ml) YES (<250ml only) YES
Air Horns NO NO
Alcohol for Personal Consumption (Not contained in glass bottles) NO (Prior to bars closing at 1am, then up to 4 can p/p) YES (limited to 48 cans per person)
Animals (other than registered guide/hearing dogs) NO NO
Bags larger than A4 size NO YES
Bicycles (must be locked in the Tour De Picnic Welcome Area) NO NO
Campfires NO NO
Camping Equipment and Cutlery NO YES
Candles / Incense NO NO
Cans NO YES (limited to 48 per persons)
Cigarettes for Personal Consumption YES YES
Deodorant Roll on YES YES
Disposable Barbeques (to be used in designated BBQ areas only) + Permitted Cooking Stoves - NO GAS NO YES
Drones or any remote flying devices NO NO
Empty Reusable Bottles / Coffee Cups YES (<750ml) Must be empty YES
Fireworks, Flares + Blow Torches NO NO
Flagpole NO NO
Flags without poles YES YES
Food for personal consumption YES YES
Gazebos / Canopies NO YES
Gas Canisters / Cylinders - fitted in campervans NO YES (campervan field only)
Gas Canisters / Cylinders - not fitted in campervans NO NO
Generators – diesel generators fitted in campervans NO YES (campervan field only)
Generators – diesel generators not fitted in campervans + petrol generators NO NO
Glass Items (over 100ml) NO NO
Glass Items (under 100ml perfume / make up mirrors etc.) YES YES
Goods for Unauthorised Trading & Goods with Unauthorised logos NO NO
Illegal / Unidentifiable substances, Drugs, Herbal Highs - including Nitrous Oxide and associated equipment including Balloons NO NO
Sky Lanterns & Kites NO NO
Knives & Weapons or anything that could reasonably be considered for use as a weapon NO NO
Medication (with doctor note/letter). Must be in the original packaging. YES YES
Megaphones NO NO
Portable Laser equipment & Laser Pens NO NO
Professional Cameras with Detachable / Zoom Lenses (over 6”) / Recording Equipment NO NO
Professional Radios / Walkie – Talkies NO NO
Plastic Water / Soft drinks bottles - sealed YES (<500ml only) YES
Plastic Water / Soft drinks bottles - opened NO (except for <500ml after bars close at 1am) YES
Skateboards, Scooters, Hoverboards or any personal motorised vehicles NO NO
Sound Systems NO NO
Spray Cans NO NO
Umbrellas NO YES
Unofficial Hi-Viz & Reflective jackets NO NO