After a two-year hiatus brought on by the Covid pandemic, Electrical Picnic is ready to return this September at Stradbally, Co. Laois.
owever, demand for tickets was extraordinarily excessive this yr, with your entire competition promoting out in simply half-hour that means 1000’s of music lovers throughout the nation missed out.
However those that had been unsuccessful of their quest for tickets, there’s nonetheless one final probability to attend the enduring occasion on the weekend of September 2 to 4.
The Nationwide Dairy Council’s Tour De Picnic 17km run or 80km cycle will bag you a golden ticket to Electrical Picnic this yr,all whereas elevating very important funds for 3 charities: together with the LauraLynn Youngsters’s Hospice, Ronald McDonald Home, and ISPCC Childline.
Departing from Tallaght Stadium, collaborating cyclists will head for the Blessington Greenway and absorb a few of Eire’s greatest dairy farms earlier than passing the village of Brannockstown.
From there, riders will transfer alongside the Barrow Blueway earlier than reaching Stradbally.
As for runners, the journey will begin at a dairy farm in Athy, Co Kildare earlier than protecting farmland and Coillte forests and passing by Oughvale Woods.
There might be loads of pit stops alongside for each runners and cyclists, the place they’ll refuel with a fast snack earlier than ploughing on.
A celebratory meal is promised afterward adopted by a weekend of leisure on the competition
This yr individuals are required to boost €450 (together with registration) for the NDC Tour De Picnic charities to participate within the run or cycle, with their weekend move to Eire’s hottest music competition ready for them on the end line.
Singer Róisín O stated: “I can’t say I’ve ever run to Electrical Picnic earlier than, usually I arrive in atour van! But it surely’s for such an ideal trigger that will probably be as worthwhile as taking to the stage! And even higher, one of many charities could be very near my coronary heart.”
Melvin Benn, Electrical Picnic’s Competition Director who has cycled Tour de Picnic for the final 5 years stated: “I can not suggest sufficient it as a greater and more healthy strategy to begin a competition weekend – and it’s one much less automotive on the highway.”
The fundraising deadline for NDC’s Tour de Picnic is August twelfth and keen individuals can join the occasion right here.