Pack your swimming costume for the Electric Picnic in Stradbally

Pack your swimming costume for the Electric Picnic in Stradbally
By Conor Ganly conor.ganly@leinsterexpress.ie@laoisnews

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.

For 2016, The Lake will be open to the Electric Picnic public for the first time, allowing Picnickers to splash into history!

This year's music and arts festival takes place from September 2-4.It's sold out.