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A definitive last minute guide to Electric Picnic 2022


By Sarah Gill
01st Sep 2022

Electric Picnic

A definitive last minute guide to Electric Picnic 2022

From stage times and last minute camping essentials to on-site eats and some insider tips, here’s everything you need to know about Electric Picnic 2022.

Whether you’ve had your bag packed since the start of the summer or you’re scrambling around making a last minute list of what to bring and who to see, here’s you go-to survival guide for Electric Picnic 2022.

Stage times

With epic acts set to perform across the weekend in Rankin’s Wood, at the Terminus Stage, the Three All for Music Stage, and Mind + Body, here are the headline performances taking place on the Main Stage and in the Electric Arena.

FRIDAY

Main stage

11.30pm-1am Dermot Kennedy
9.15-10.45pm Megan Thee Stallion
7.30-8.30pm Glass Animals
6-6.45pm Denise Chaila

Electric Arena

Midnight-1am Fontaines DC
10.30-11.30pm Pixies
9.15-10pm Willow
8-8.45pm Bright Eyes

SATURDAY

Main Stage

11.30pm-1.00am Tame Impala
9.15-10.45pm Picture This
7.30-8.30pm The Kooks
6-6.45pm Anne-Marie
4.30-5.15pm Becky Hill
3.15-4pm Hermitage Green
2-2.45pm Hudson Taylor

Electric Arena

Midnight-1am Annie Mac
10.30-11.30pm Wolf Alice
9.15-10pm King Kong Company
8-8.45pm Declan McKenna
6.45-7.30pm The 2 Johnnies
5.15-6pm Lyra
3.45-4.30pm Sam Tompkins
2.15-3pm Cian Ducrot

SUNDAY

Main Stage

10.30pm-midnight Arctic Monkeys
8.15-9.45pm Snow Patrol
6.30-7.30pm The Coronas
5.15-6pm The Academic
4-4.45pm Wild Youth
2.30-3.15pm My Therapist Ghosted Me
1-2pm Dublin Gospel Choir

Electric Arena

10.45pm-midnight Disclosure
9.15-10.15pm London Grammar
7.30-8.30pm James Vincent McMorrow
6.15-7pm Mimi Webb
5-5.45pm Belters Only
3.30-4.15pm Moncrieff
2.15-2.45pm Lea Heart

Conversations not to be missed

In addition to the array of incredible musical performances, there will also be a number of thought-provoking and entertaining conversations taking place across the weekend. The Blindboy Podcast will be spreading the word in MindField at 2.30PM on Saturday, while Vogue and Joanne of My Therapist Ghosted Me will be heard from the Main Stage at 2.30PM on Sunday.

There will be a panel discussion on the History of Ireland’s Hedge Schools entitled Unmanageable Revolutionaries: Women and the Decade of Centenaries taking place in MindField on Saturday at 4PM with Margaret Ward. Also taking place on Saturday at 2PM in MindField will be a conversation between Aideen Barry, Emma Dabiri and Patrick Freyne entitled What if we’re the last generation of writers and thinkers?

Camping essentials

Thankfully, the good people of TikTok have done the leg work for us on this front, and have compiled many’s the list of absolute essentials you need to take with you. Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll need in addition to a tent, sleeping bag and a sturdy pair of wellies:

  • A camping chair
  • Several pairs of warm socks
  • Bin bags
  • Power bank
  • Toilet roll
  • Dry Shampoo
  • Dioralyte
  • Sun cream
  • Pain killers
  • Towels
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Wipes of the makeup, baby, and antibacterial variety
  • Your ticket (duh)
  • ID
  • Hand sanitizer

Food and drink

While it’s certainly advisable to bring along an array of snacks to keep you going into the small hours, you’ll have endless options of top-notch food trucks on-site to try out over the course of the weekend. Among them, you’ll find Julia’s Lobster Truck, Cibo Pizza, Gidi’s Great on the Grill, and The Chaat Shop. A great opportunity to sample some new flavours and cuisines, make sure you keep that stomach lined.

Casa Bacardí will be back providing their signature electrifying atmosphere, unique sound and delicious original cocktails. Heineken’s Greener Bar will be putting sustainability centre stage as they reduce waste, water and energy use while providing, and Piazza Birra Moretti are bringing a flavour of Italian life to Stradbally.

Tips and tricks

  • Make note of two contact numbers of friends you’re attending the festival with and set it as your lock screen in case your phone gets lost
  • Three Ireland are providing a 3Charge&Chill area where festival-goers can chill out and recharge those all-important batteries. Three customers can also access a host of exclusive experiences, through the 3Plus rewards app across the weekend