Electric Picnic – Some Electric Legal Tips!

It’s is that time of year again to pack up the family for Electric Picnic – Sorry Mums and Dads you don’t get to escape on your own for this one!!

This year the music and arts festival takes place in Stradbally Co Laois from the from 4th – 6th September.

To make sure you are prepared for your weekend of revelry we have listed some Legal T & C’s you might not be aware of, along with a few helpful tips!

  • Things you shouldn’t bring with you, they’re banned! Cans, disposable BBQs, campsite stoves, flag poles, umbrellas, Gas canisters, aerosols over 250ml, air horns, fireworks, flares, glass, illegal substances, drugs, ‘legal highs’, laser equipment/pens, megaphones, nitrous oxide, sky or ‘Chinese’ lanterns, sound systems, spray cans, tabards/high viz jackets and drones. Guess you didn’t know that!


  •  Smile you maybe on camera! You give your express consent to your actual/ simulated likeness to be included for no fee within any audio or visual recording to be used in any media for any purpose at any time. This includes filming by An Garda Síochána or security staff which may be carried out for the security of customers.


  •  NO 13 to 17 Years Olds!!! Yes! You must be 18 or over to attend, with the exception of children aged 12 and under 18, the teenagers will have to fend for themselves at home! Bring your birth Certs or passports!!!


  •  There is a maximum of two children only allowed to accompany any adult who plans to ‘rock on down’ and they must be registered prior to arriving at the festival. As the national average is 1.40 kids per family this should not be a problem for most families!


  •  Campervans rock for longer!!!Campsites are open from 9 am Friday and will close at 1 pm Monday with the campervan site open at 4 pm Thursday. The family campervan site opens at 9 am on Friday


  • For the cycling and running enthusiasts, you can cycle/run to the event with the famous ‘Tour de picnic!’ This is back for the seventh year raising much-needed funds for charities such as the ISPCC, Special Olympics Ireland, and The Irish Youth Foundation.


  •  Kids sleep better! There are specially designated family campsites. These are only open to families with children aged 12 or under. No Singles or groups of adults without children will be admitted to the family campsite.

For more legal tips, check out our legal blog for legal advice on how to stay safe and injury free at events.