Electric Picnic makes a splash!

Electric Picnic makes a splash!

Electric Picnic makes a splash!

Submerge yourself in the festival’s all new lakeside swimming area

Pack your swimming costume! Electric Picnic has now opened its ‘lanes’ to festival goers on land and water. The Lake is the perfect setting for Olympic swimmers or arm-band enthusiasts to see a new side to the festival. The new area will be located in the idyllic surroundings of the Stradbally Hall estate. Knock off the cobwebs after the night before and take a refreshing dip in an area surrounded by a copse of ancient oak and ash trees.

To reach The Lake, follow the signposted riverside path leading from the Jimi Hendrix Campsite area daily (see times below). Straight from Rio 2016, Picnic lifeguards will be on duty to watch out for everyone’s safety over the course of the weekend.

Adults with the much sought after Electric Picnic ticket can participate as long as they are a competent swimmer, while kids can splish and splash when accompanied by a responsible adult who can swim.

Make a splash at Electric Picnic

Make a splash at Electric Picnic

Picnickers will have the opportunity to swim in the exclusive ancestral lake that is steeped in history. The course of the Crooked River was moved to power a mill on the land of Stradbally Hall by monks from the local Franciscan Monastery during the late 15th century.  The manmade lake was then created by the ancestral owners of Stradbally Hall: the Cosby family during the early 18th century. Since then it has been maintained by the family, including a memorable excavation during the 1870s when a hundred men with a hundred wheelbarrows who worked in the Malting factory from Stradbally town manually dredged the lake. For 2016, The Lake will be open to the Electric Picnic public for the first time, allowing Picnickers to splash into history!

So put the towel down and take a dip.


Opening times:

  • Friday: 2pm -5pm FAMILIES ONLY / 5.30pm-7.00pm ADULTS ONLY
  • Saturday: 10am-1pm FAMILIES ONLY / 1.30pm-7.00pm ADULTS ONLY
  • Sunday: 10am-1pm FAMILIES ONLY / 1.30pm-7.00pm ADULTS ONLY