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Garda Confidential No.: 1 800 666 111

Electric Picnic 2011

On from the 2nd to the 4th September 2011 at Stradbally, Co. Laois


All approved routes leading to designated parking areas for the event are clearly sign posted and patrons are urged to follow these routes to avoid unnecessary delay and traffic disruption.  Key junctions and points will be manned by Gardaí.  Designated privately operated car parking is provided adjacent to the event site on all approved routes. This parking is free to all ticket holders. No roadside parking will be permitted.

Coaches and camper vans are requested to follow the specific “Coach & Camper Van” sign’s. Vehicles displaying ‘Disabled Permit’ should also follow this route. 

Camper Van parking area is open from 7pm on Thursday, the 1st September 2011.

All other parking areas are open from 9am on Friday 2nd.  There are no facilities for parking or camping prior to these times. 


M7 Southbound - All event traffic travelling south on the M7 will exit at Junction 16 and on to Broomfield Roundabout on the Stradbally road.  Follow signage. 

M7 Northbound - Exit at Junction 17 and follow signage. 

Via Portlaoise - Use relief road and follow signage. 

M8 Northbound - Exit at Junction 4 and follow signage through Durrow,Abbeyleix, Ballyroan and on to site.

N80 - via Carlow – proceed straight to Stradbally. 

R428 - via Athy – proceed straight to Stradbally. 

All staff and services will use their pre notified routes and prominently display their accreditation pass. Non display of pass or the use of any other route will necessitate parking in the patron parking areas.

Family Camping ticket holders will be parked at the GAA Pavilion, Timahoe Road, Stradbally adjacent to the Staff Parking area. 

Parking for day ticket holders (Sunday only) will be on the Portlaoise Road – Car Park Z. 

All persons attending the Event are reminded to be security conscious. Minimise the use of valuable items such as laptops, notepads, jewellery, ipods etc. Do not leave items of value exposed in vehicles or in tents.  Safety deposit boxes are available on site for a nominal fee.