Laois Electric Picnic needs your votes to win festival awards

Stradbally festival nominated for 'Best Major Festival' in the European Festival Awards and 'Best Overseas Festival' in the UK Festival Awards

Conor Ganly

Reporter:

Conor Ganly

The main stage in the Body & Soul area at the Electric Picnic.Picture: Alf Harvey/hrphoto.ie

The Electric Picnic is looking for votes to win two big awards.

The Laois-based music and arts festival has been nominated in this year's European and UK Festival Awards, and we need your votes to win!

We are delighted to be nominated for 'Best Major Festival' in the European Festival Awards and 'Best Overseas Festival' in the UK Festival Awards once again.

Electric Picnic 2016 saw enthralling headline performances from LCD Soundsystem, Lana Del Rey, The Chemical Brothers, New Order and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, as well as outstanding Picnic debuts from Nas, The Shins and Years & Years.

This year's festival which was held in Stradbally, Co Laois, also saw the introduction of captivating new areas at the festival, including an immersive woodland theatre experience called The Hazel Wood, swimming in the lake and Anachornica - an abandoned city in the woods featuring some of Ireland's best house and techno DJs.

The Picnic's organisers hope everbody in Laois who enjoyed this year’s festival goes online to vote

"We would really appreciate it if you could drop us a vote at the below links for 'Best Major Festival' and 'Best Overseas Festival'. Each person who votes will also be in with a chance of winning a pair of VIP tickets to every winning festival!"

vote here http://www.electricpicnic.ie/news/vote-us-2016-uk-festival-awards