Electric Picnic is the major arts and music festival of the year. It has been running in Stradbally, Co Laois every year since 2004.
This year the top headline acts include Lana Del Ray, The 1975 and The Chemical Brothers. But Electric Picnic isn’t just about the music though. If you want to take a break from the fist pumping and the moshy thing, it also has one of the best comedy line ups of any major festival this Summer.
Comedy King, Dylan Moran, who last graced the Comedy Stage in 2013, returns as the headline act before he jets off on his US tour for’Off The Hook’.
Here is a snippet of what to expect.
Of course what’s an Irish comedy line up with out one of our favourites David O’Doherty? Accompanied by his keyboard this highly entertaining comedian is a must see! Other big names that don’t need an introduction include Al Porter, Reginald D. Hunter, Karl Spain, Colin Murphy and improvised rap performers Abandoman.
The line up is packed with comedy groups such as Rubberbandits, Lords of Strut and the Dublin Comedy Improv troupe. Rising star Alison Spittle will make her Electric Picnic debut.
And there is so much more – including Aisling Bea, Gearoid Farrelly, Chris Kent, Damian Clark, Danny O’Brien, Colm Tyrell, Ashlee Bentley, Fred Cooke, John Colleary, Joe Rooney, Patrick McDonnell, Kevin Gildea and Ian Coppinger.
Cellar Comedian Andrew Stanley – the ‘best MC in the biz’ – will be hosting the weekend.
TIMES – The comedy tent will run from 1:30pm to 9pm on Saturday September 3 and Sunday September 4.
Note – All tickets for Electric Picnic 2016 are now sold out. You can now buy and sell tickets safely and securely on Seatwave, the EP official ticket resale partner.