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Plan an Electric Picnic Stag Weekend in Ireland

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The brilliant Electric Picnic music and arts festival takes place from the 1st to the 3rd of September in Stradbally Hall, County Laois. With many top international and UK wide acts set to play and many more to be announced, there are many reasons why you should plan an Electric Picnic stag weekend in Ireland! With over 55,000 people present at last years event, you get a fair idea how huge this music event is set to be. Here we reveal the reasons to bring your stag party to County Laois in September!

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Location

Electric Picnic Ireland

The lively annual music and arts festival that is Electric Picnic takes place in Stradbally Hall, County Laois in Ireland every year. If you are planning an Ireland stag do in late August, early September we highly recommend that you pay a visit to at least one day of the 3 day festival. Laois is less than an hours train journey away from the capital city of Ireland Dublin. Should you wish to take a break from the festival be sure to visit Dublin to see some fantastic venues such as the Irish Whiskey Museum, Guinness Storehouse, Croke Park or the Aviva Stadium!

Artists

Arcade Fire

Electric Picnic is slightly different than other mainstream festivals in Ireland such as Latitude as it has more of an electric vibe. In past years huge international electric and alternative acts such as Björk, Arcade Fire, Beastie Boys and The Chemical Brothers have took to the stage. In 2017 the acts that have been announced include Duran Duran, Chaka Khan, Pete Tong, London Grammar, Annie Mac and Rag ’N’ Bone Man to name but a few! Many more huge acts are yet to be announced so it is sure to be a lively and entertaining weekend especially if you are a fan of these genre’s and artists!

Accommodation

Electric Picnic camping

Most people who stay at the festival for more than one day choose to soak up all the atmosphere by camping in the campsites made available. Campervans, caravan’s with a vehicle towing and trailer tents with towing vehicles are all permitted with a valid weekend camping ticket. For those looking for a little more luxury and comfort on their stag weekend at Electric Picnic, there are a range of nearby hotels, hostels, B&B’s and self-catering houses available. The Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise or the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel are two fantastic 4* hotels that you and the lads can stay at to relax when the partying is over! The Spires Stradbally Self Catering could be the perfect idea for a group of lads at Electric Picnic as you can land home as you please without having to worry about security or card keys for rooms. This is ideal considering how late you are likely to stay out at the festival and you also have the comfort of a proper bed and shower as opposed to camping! For those groups who may only be visiting electric Picnic for one day and moving on to the likes of Dublin, there are many fantastic accommodation options in the city such as The Morgan Hotel and The Beacon hotel where you will be guaranteed a stylish nights sleep and great options to dine on!

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As you can now see, an Electric Picnic stag weekend in Ireland is set to be both lively and entertaining with a range of accommodation options to suit your groups tastes and needs! So check it out now and you won’t regret it!

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The Irish Times | Pitchfork | The Daily Edge

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