Electric Picnic celebrates its tenth year this weekend. The festival, which takes place at Stradbally, Co. Laois includes acts such as Björk, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, and My Bloody Valentine. The festival has come a long way in ten years and all 35,000 tickets for the festival this weekend have been sold out. If you are not one of the lucky 35,000 going to the festival, then fear not as RTÉ 2FM will be there to cover the event.

RTÉ Archives looks back to the first Electric Picnic as preparations were underway for the festival back in 2004. This report includes interviews with Electric Picnic promoter John Reynolds, Avril Stanley of Release Event Management and Thomas Cosby owner of Stradbally Hall Estate.

Electric Picnic Weather Report

Preview for this year’s festival from RTÉ Ten

For more information on the line up visit www.electricpicnic.com