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Electric Picnic 2012: The Perfect Way To End The Summer

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The Electric Picnic is a boutique styled arts and music festival that happens in the first days of September in Stradblly, County Laois in Ireland. The music festival, which began as a one day event in 2004, has hosted some of the best emerging bands and biggest music acts from around the world.

The Picnic’s friendly, fun and chilled atmosphere is one of the reasons it was voted the ‘Best Medium Sized European Festival’ in 2010. The festival takes place from Friday August 31 to Sunday September 3rd and it includes some of the best international music acts, Irish acts and a host of great comedian’s.

The Electric Picnic is a great way to end the summer with a bang whether you are spending time with your family or hanging with your friends, The Comedy Tent will be filled with 30 of the funniest comedians in the UK and season professionals like Foil Arms And Hog, Rory O’Hanlon and Sandra Murphy.

One of my favorite hip hop group of all time, The Roots, will be performing on Saturday September 3rd and reggae legend Lee “Scratch” Perry will be taking center stage on September 4th with Hotchip, Elbow and The Killers. With over 600 acres of beautiful Ireland prairie the Electric Picnic is the perfect way to end the summer and we are looking forward to covering it.