Thursday 19 September 2019

Electric Picnic 2020: Early bird tickets sold out in under an hour

Energetic: Revellers at the Throwback Stage at Electric Picnic in Stradbally. Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
Energetic: Revellers at the Throwback Stage at Electric Picnic in Stradbally. Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Electric Picnic 2019 may have only wrapped up on Monday, but loyal fans are already planning attendance at next year's festival as the first round of early bird tickets sold out in under an hour this morning.

Not one artist has yet been announced for the three-day festival set to take place in Stradbally, Co Laois over the weekend of September 4 next year, but that did not stop the rush to buy tickets.

It is not known exactly how many early bird tickets went on sale at 9am this morning but organisers confirm that they were sold out within an hour of going on sale.

Tickets also went on sale for the Loyalty Scheme.  To qualify for the three-stage instalment plan and get a discount code, buyers must prove they have previously attended the festival.

Actor George McMahon and his wife Rachel at Three's Charge & Chill at Electric Picnic at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Actor George McMahon and his wife Rachel at Three's Charge & Chill at Electric Picnic at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Nicola Bardon, Roisin Cummings, Neil Byrne and Tamara Matthews at Three's Charge & Chill at Electric Picnic at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Chris Newman at Three's Charge & Chill at Electric Picnic at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Meghann Scully and Louise Cantillon at Three's Charge & Chill at Electric Picnic at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture: Brian McEvoy
David Mitchell and Peter Collins at Three's Charge & Chill at Electric Picnic at Stradbally, Co. Laois.
Meghann Scully and Louise Cantillon at Three's Charge & Chill at Electric Picnic at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Conor Miller and Niamh Devereux at Three;s Charge & Chill at Electric Picnic at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Mikie O'Loughlin and Adam Doyle at Three's Charge & Chill at Electric Picnic at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Saoirse O'Kane, Orla McBride and Aimee Beale at Three's Charge & Chill at Electric Picnic at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Natalie Lennon and Karla Regan at Three's Charge & Chill at Electric Picnic at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Kevin Shore and Jennifer McDonald at Three's Charge & Chill at Electric Picnic at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Rebel Phoenix and Fionnuala Moran at Three's Charge & Chill at Electric Picnic at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Tracy Clifford at Three's Charge & Chill at Electric Picnic at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Cassie Stokes at Three's Charge & Chill at Electric Picnic at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Emma Costello and Joe McGoldrick at Three's Charge & Chill at Electric Picnic at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Actor George McMahon and his wife Rachel at Three's Charge & Chill at Electric Picnic at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Picture shows Love Island winner Greg O’Shea at ‘Tesco finest Banquet at Electric Picnic’ Pic:Naoise Culhane
Picture shows Niamh Farrell of the band Ham Sandwich with chef Derry Clarke at ‘Tesco finest Banquet at Electric Picnic’ Naoise Culhane
Picture shows Niamh Farrell of the band Ham Sandwich at ‘Tesco finest Banquet at Electric Picnic’ Naoise Culhane
Picture shows Love Island winner Greg O’Shea at ‘Tesco finest Banquet at Electric Picnic’ Naoise Culhane
Picture shows from left celebrity chefs Mark Moriarty and Derry Clarke at ‘Tesco finest Banquet at Electric Picnic’ Pic:Naoise Culhane - no fee
Picture shows influencer Niamh O’Sullivan at ‘Tesco finest Banquet at Electric Picnic’ Naoise Culhane - no fee
Picture shows James Kavanagh at ‘Tesco finest Banquet at Electric Picnic’ – a fine dining banquet curated by Michelin star chef Derry Clarke. Pic:Naoise Culhane
Picture shows from left celebrity chefs Mark Moriarty and Derry Clarke at ‘Tesco finest Banquet at Electric Picnic’ – a fine dining banquet curated by Michelin star chef Derry Clarke and Tesco finest* ambassador, Mark Moriarty, using only the finest* ingredients. Pic:Naoise Culhane - no fee
Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Pictured are (LtoR) Stevie G & Andrea Williams at the Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Phorocall Ireland
Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Pictured are (LtoR) Ashley Kehoe & Chris Mellon at the Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019: Sasko Lazarov/Phorocall Ireland
Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Pictured are (LtoR) Donna Ngai, Tiago Williams & Selena Han at the Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Phorocall Ireland
Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Pictured are (LtoR) Taz kelleher and Marcus O’Laoire at the Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Phorocall Ireland
Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Pictured are (LtoR) Oisin Boland Ashley Kehoe & Fiona Killion Chris Mellon at the Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Phorocall Ireland
Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Pictured are (LtoR) Ashley Kehoe & Fiona Killion at the Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019.Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Phorocall Ireland
Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Pictured are (LtoR) Hannah Murphy and Fiona Hughes at the Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. This year’s area is an enormous structure on two levels, with a glass roof that will keep festival-goers dry but let them dance beneath the sun and stars!Sasko Lazarov/Phorocall Ireland
Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Pictured is Niamh Cullen at the Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Sasko Lazarov/Phorocall Ireland
Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Pictured are (LtoR) JP Kierans, Katie Gallagher and Mark Corcoran at the Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Phorocall Ireland
Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Pictured are (LtoR) Adam Power, Nathan Adams & Tomas Murphy at the Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Phorocall Ireland
Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Pictured are (LtoR) Mark Dean Oliver and Davey b at the Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. This year’s area is an enormous structure on two levels, with a glass roof that will keep festival-goers dry but let them dance beneath the sun and stars! Sasko Lazarov/Phorocall Ireland
Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Pictured are (LtoR) Roisin Cummings, Nicola Barron, Neil Byrne and Tamara Matthews at the Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019.Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Phorocall Ireland
Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Pictured are (LtoR) Linda May- Fox and Cassie Stokes at the Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Sasko Lazarov/Phorocall Ireland
Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Pictured are (LtoR) Roisin Cummings, Nicola Barron, Neil Byrne and Tamara Matthews at the Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Sasko Lazarov/Phorocall Ireland
Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Pictured are (LtoR) JP Kierans, Katie Gallagher and Mark Corcoran at the Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Phorocall Ireland
Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Pictured are (LtoR) Stevie G & Andrea Williams at the Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Phorocall Ireland
Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Pictured are (LtoR) Ashley Kehoe & Chris Mellon at the Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Phorocall Ireland
Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Pictured are (LtoR) Ashley Kehoe & Fiona Killion at the Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Phorocall Ireland
Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Pictured are (LtoR) Adam Power, Nathan Adams & Tomas Murphy at the Heineken Live Your Music Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Phorocall Ireland

If you have been to the festival three times or more a ticket costs €170, or €190 if you have been twice, while an early bird, if you have not been before, costs €210.

All early bird, loyalty, family camping and campervan tickets have sold out, but more tickets will be released in the coming months.

"Fans of Electric Picnic are a very loyal bunch and with it being a sold out festival this year, fans were even more eager than usual to snap up tickets," said Festival Director Melvin Benn.

"Ticket sales were due to end on 29 September but sold out before the deadline, as the Picnic continues to grow, so too does the number of loyal Picnickers that want to come back year after year."

This year's festival was a resounding success with headliners including Florence + The Machine, Hozier, and The Strokes as well as Kodaline, Jess Glynne, The Streets, Billie Eilish, and Richard Ashcroft.

Speaking on the final day of the event, Benn said the festival may well continue for another decade, and he is considering increasing capacity for 2020.

"I wouldn't describe it as saying pushing the numbers, but I'm certainly going to look to accommodate more people who are desperate to be at the Picnic," he said.

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