Thursday 22 March 2018

SOLD OUT: Electric Picnic 2016 tickets snapped up in record time

Electric Picnic 2016
Electric Picnic 2016
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

If you were thinking of going to a music festival this summer, you might as well scratch Electric Picnic off the 'maybe' list.

Tickets for the Stradbally music and arts festival have now sold out - faster than ever before in the 13 years since its inception.

The popular three day gig, which takes place from September 2-4, released only 27 acts of its jam-packed line-up earlier this month.

However, with headliners such as LCD Soundsystem, New Order, Super Furry Animals, Chemical Brothers, and Lana Del Ray announced, revellers were quick to act.

Day tickets for Sunday had already sold out before the line-up was even revealed as did family weekend camping, standard campervan/caravan and family campervan/caravan tickets.

Last year quick-fingered festival fans had snapped up all tickets by June 20, almost three months before the event. But with all weekend camping tickets at a substantial €234.50 each now gone, this year marks a new record.

A new instalment plan introduced this year allowing ticket buyers to spread the cost of your ticket over a three month period may have contributed to the early sell out.

Returning to the festival this year are Salty Dog and Trailer Park and there will be a Silent Disco in the 'My Lovely Horse Paddock' as well as the final of Neil Hannon and Cathy Davey's search for a Father Ted 20th anniversary 'Song for Europe'.

Dress Well or Die Trying is a new area to pimp yourself out and if you dress up you get access to private parties and backstage on Trailer Park and Salty Dog.

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