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Electric Picnic Live on RTÉ
Missing Electric Picnic this weekend? Fear not! RTÉ have thought of it all. RTÉ TV, rte.ie, and 2fm will be broadcasting live coverage from the event, including performances. Stradbally, Co. Laois is going to be jam packed this weekend with all tickets for the event sold out but you can enjoy the experience from the comfort of your own home. Minus the wet socks and smelly tent.
RTÉ Two will be broadcasting the action from 8.00pm to midnight on Saturday night. Eoghan McDermott and RTÉ 2fm’s Jenny Greene will be presenting for the night, with coverage of acts on the main stage, interviews and more. Blathnaid Treacy and AL Porter will be reporting from the Picnic arena, and RTÉ Two will be at the Other Voices Electric Ireland stage to cover some of the music highlights.
RTÉ 2fm will be recording exclusive acoustic sessions and band interviews from Electric Ireland’s Blue Room, which will be available on the RTÉ 2fm website and on RTÉ’s YouTube channel.
Those of you staying at home this weekend can also catch up on the RTÉ Player. Some of the big name acts appearing this year include; Portishead, Outkast, Beck, Foals, Blondie, Sinead O’Connor and many many more. This year though, whether you’re heading off to the Picnic or not, we can all enjoy the eclectic mix of Irish and International acts playing from August 29 – 31 at the country’s biggest music festival.