Electric Picnic is one of those festivals that is unlike anything else. Electric Picnic 2019 definitely kept that true. Whether you’re feeding your intellect in Mindfield, sampling the delights in the food tents or finding your inner calm (and cakes) in Body and Soul. There really is something for everyone.
Electric Picnic 2019 is the biggest yet. The festival saw 57,000 people descend on Stradbally hall to take in the good weather (the rain held off for the most part!), good food, and good music. The festival, now in its 15th year is yet to disappoint. The stellar music lineup this year was matched by a bigger Mindfield, more food options, and Trenchtown and Freetown being brought into the main arena.
This year had a lot of highlights to talk about. Friday’s mainstage lineup rocked the crowds with Billie Eilish, Dermot Kennedy, and Hozier setting us up for one epic weekend. Acts like The 1975, Lyra, Aimée, and Sam Fender all brought crowds. Flocking descending to the various stages as the sun beamed across the fields and added to the incredible atmosphere.
2019 saw some heavy hitters alongside some new up-and-coming acts. Away from Main Stage was Aimée, who has been making waves with her latest single ‘Break Me‘. Lyra who’s new single ‘Mother‘ has been picked up by Virgin Media TV played Electric Arena. Sam Fender who’s new album Hypersonic Missiles is nearing release packed out Electric Arena for his Saturday set, seemed blown away by the response of the Irish fans.
Closing off the festival, Florence and the Machine brought the tenth anniversary of Lungs to Stradbally alongside her latest album. While Michael Kiwanuka set us up for his upcoming album over in Rankin’s Wood.
We were down there all weekend, covering the hottest music on our Instagram. You can also see the full video below.
Who do you want to see at the festival next year?