Abandoned tents at last year’s Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois
Mr [Melvin] Benn, the chief executive of Festival Republic, which runs the Electric Picnic, said the issue of abandoned tents is a societal one.
“Do I see it as a reflection on the festival? I see it as a reflection on society. What we have at every festival is a decent cross-section of what society is.”
Mr Benn suggested some people were under the impression that the tents are recycled for charity, but only a “tiny percentage” are suitable.
…“We are trying to encourage people to do the right thing,” he said. “Our ideal is that we would have to pick up hardly any rubbish. I don’t think a lot of people are getting the connection between them supporting Extinction Rebellion as a point of principle and picking their tent up. They can’t think they are doing the right thing.”
Electric Picnic runs from August 30 to September 1.
Electric Picnic promoter calls for an end to abandoned tents (Ronan McGreevy)
Previously: A Picnic Without Plastic?
A promotion by Three offering 3Plus customers “one last chance” to get their hands on tickets to the sold-out Electric Picnic festival.
3Plus Electric Picnic Last Chance Sale (Three)
All demographics and tastes catered to.
Except sludge metal.
Also: How many Irish acts can you spot?
The remains of last year’s Electric Picnic in Stradbally, County Laois
Over to you, EP.
Make that futile gesture NOW!
Glass Bottle FIGHT!
Glastonbury festival bans plastic bottles (The Guardian)
People reportedly queuing for Electric Picnic tickets in Portlaoise this morning
Tickets for next year’s Electric Picnic went on sale at 9am.
And in Portlaoise, Co Laois, some people queued since 4.30am.
Lynda Kiernan, of the Leinster Express, reports:
A massive queue has formed in Portlaoise this morning Friday September 9 of people hoping to snap up Electric Picnic 2019 tickets.
Watch our video of the entire queue to see where it starts from, and it was still growing at 9.30am.
WATCH: The queue is HUGE for Electric Picnic 2019 tickets in Portlaoise (Leinster Express)
Footage of the tent-strewn site of last weekend’s Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois.
Via Adrian Kennedy and Jeremy Dixon (Dublin Talks)
Further footage from yesterday’s clean-up.
Via Ed Rice
At Custom House Quay in Dublin.
Electric Picnic-goers return after the weekend festival in Stradbally, Co Laois.
Previously: Wish You Were Here
Electric Picnic ‘revellers’ catch buses from George’s Quay in Dublin City Centre to the festival in Stradbally, Co Laois.
More as we get it.
Earlier: For My Yoke Is Dodgy, And My Burden Is Light