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Electric Picnic

1st - 3rd September 2017

Maldron Hotel Portlaoise is located only 15 minutes by car from Electric Picnic. We are one of the closest hotels to Electric Picnic and the hotel proves very popular over this period each year. 

Here at the Maldron Hotel Portlaoise we offer a range of packages for an Electric Picnic weekend. Don't fancy camping during the festival? Then make your weekend comfortable and stay in the Maldron Hotel Portlaoise (The Electric Picnic Hotel)

We can offer you:

  • Bed & traditional full Irish breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free use of Club Vitae Leisure Club (swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and gym)
  • Free WiFi 


While you are staying with us we would suggest you to visit:

  • Japanese Gardens and Irish National Stud
  • Rock of Dunamaise
  • Emo Court and Gardens
  • Or if you are interested in shopping then Kildare Village will be the place for you and its only 20 minutes by car from the hotel


We can promise that you will enjoy your stay with us during the Electric Picnic Festival.

Electric Picnic is an annual arts-and-music festival which has been staged since 2004 at Stradbally Hall in Stradbally, county Laois, Ireland. It is organised by Pod Concerts and Festival Republic, who purchased the majority shareholding in 2009.  It was voted best medium-sized European Festival at the 2010 European Festival Awards, and has been voted best Big Festival at each of the last four Irish Festival Awards since they began in 2007. It has been described as Ireland's version of Glastonbury.

Electric Picnic differs from other festivals in Ireland in that the music choice is more electric than other mainstream music events (its history includes international acts such Nick Cave, Bjork, Chemical Brothers, Beastie Boys and Royksopp to name just a few, over the last few years there has been more emphasis on the quality of festival services, (such as food and sleeping arrangements) and a generally more positive and relaxed atmosphere.

There is also an emphasis on eco-friendly initiatives

Electric Picnic began as a one-day event in 2004, before growing to a weekend-long festival within a year. The festival incorporates attractions such as the 24-hour cinema tent, Body and Soul arena, which offers an ambient lounge with beanbags, massages and even tarot card readings.The Comedy Tent and silent disco are always a favourite with young and old alike.

In 2008 amnesty international attended the festival to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights whilst renowned American Burning Man artist David Best constructed a Temple of Truth on site.
Electric Picnic is described as an "enormously successful, award-winning, established brand" which "attempts to bring to life a microcosmic cultural experience where music is just the tip of the iceberg"

A look at the artists who will be playing across the Main Stage

  • The XX
  • A tribe Called Quest
  • Duran Duran
  • Pete Tong
  • Chaka Chan
  • London Grammar
  • Madness
  • The Divine Comedy
  • Soul Wax


For further information you can check Electric Picnic website  For a booking of tickets you can login on Ticketmaster or official website of Electric Picnic

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