PHOTOS: Heading to Electric Picnic 2022? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look! -Page 1 of 11
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If you head down to the woods today, you’re sure to be in for a big surprise…
A new area nestled under a canopy of trees deep in the forest of Stradbally Estate with something nostalgically familiar about it, Fish Town is a carnival town and the new incarnation of “The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow” that it has organized over the past seven years. .
And now Jerry’s late-night fun arena is even bigger. Picnickers will be treated to pop-up stages, a café and The Heart & Anchor bar, featuring circus, cabaret, burlesque and side-show performers, as well as the hottest musical numbers. Your host, showman extraordinaire Jerry Fish and his performing entourage will welcome picnickers with open arms!
Heineken’s Greener Bar will debut with its longest lasting activation yet. The bar has been developed and designed by reusing and recycling materials which will have a life after the festival and a new system of reusable cups will mean less waste, all resulting in a reduced carbon footprint. And it goes without saying that they will always provide the same entertainment and festival experience by hosting some of Ireland’s most beloved local talent.
From the sublime to the slums, we wander the northern fringes of the Picnic metropolis of Freetown, along the ramshackle alleys and dirty nooks of Six Bars – a warren of cozy little houses containing six drinkers each. Soak up in one of the bars on the weekends and we guarantee you never know who will come to serve you. Today was no exception with surprise hosts singer Róisín O, teacher Luke O’Neill, Dave Whelan of Wild Youth and comedienne Enya Martin behind bars!
Then it was time to awaken your inner cultural self, even for the most resolute Philistines among you, as we transported you to our brand new theater zone at this year’s festival. Ballet Ireland was mesmerized by the rock ‘n’ roll swagger of the Rolling Stones as dance came thrillingly alive in a short snippet of what’s to come at the festival: Rooster, choreographed by Christopher Bruce. The dancers captured the essence of the times during the 60s with sharp-suited, snake-hipped men and strong, sassy women performing some of the Rolling Stones’ most famous tunes.
And let’s face it, no trip to Electric Picnic is complete without a trip to the Main Arena where the majestic main stage awaits the incredible headliners this weekend. The famous Irish rock band The Coronas gave a preview on the main stage. The group is set to release their seventh studio album “Time Stopped” on October 7.
Finally, The Coronas announced the arrival of our Festival Director Melvin Benn at the center of the main stage to share his thoughts and vision for Electric Picnic now and in the future.
After all the hard work, it’s time for a treat, because we’ve invited you to The Hothouse, Electric Picnic’s only table-service restaurant – a stunning oasis set inside a spacious polytunnel decorated in the style of a French flea market, luxuriant with foliage. Its menu comes from five independent food producers – each of them small, unusual kitchen makers who care about every plate that comes out. Today we brought you some delicious treats from Lu Thornley’s Chaat shop.
And now it’s time to pack your bag for the best weekend of the year, but before you do, don’t forget to download the Electric Picnic app to get all the performance updates and schedules. during the festival weekend.