Electric Picnic takes place from the 30th of August to the 2nd of September 2012. Electric Picnic has established itself as a truly Irish Festival, set amid the rolling lawns of Stradbally Hall, Co Laois, a beautiful 600 acre estate just 50 minutes from Dublin. The picnic has received widespread international acclaim, being described as 'Ireland's version of Glastonbury' and ' a great inspiration to latitude'. US magazine Billboard describes it as ' a magnificent rock n' roll circus, a textbook example of everything a festival should be' and Rolling Stone states it is 'one of the best festivals we've ever been to'. Even bad weather can't seem to dampen the spirit of Electric Picnic.
The 4* Portlaoise Heritage Hotel is ideally located for those attending this event, 20 minutes drive from the venue. Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment!