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Extensive Coverage of Electric Picnic Confirmed for RTÉ
21 Aug 2017 :
RTÉ Coverage of EP
Throughout the weekend, from Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd September, RTÉ will bring audiences the best moments from Electric Picnic 2017 across television, radio, online and mobile, presenting its broadest and most comprehensive Picnic coverage to date


Bláthnaid Treacy will present a preview of the festival on Thursday 31 August at 11pm on RTÉ2, with highlights from last year's festival including Gavin James, Bell X1, NAS and the 1975.

On Saturday 2 September Electric Picnic 2017 will provide dedicated Electric Picnic coverage live from 8pm right through the night. This coverage will be fronted by Eoghan McDermott and Bláthnaid Treacy, with exclusive performances from main stage headliners. 

Soraiya Ryan and Emman Idama will be reporting from the 'Picnic' arena, bringing the latest news, exclusive artist interviews and festival happenings. And, In addition to the headline acts on the main stage, RTÉ2 will be at the 'Other Voices' stage to bring you some of the musical highlights from an eclectic line-up of national and international artists


RTÉ 2FM will have all the latest music, news and gossip from Electric Picnic throughout the weekend. 

RTÉ Player

RTÉ Player’s exclusive dedicated Three hub will feature clips and extras from RTÉ2’s Electric Picnic live programme with performances from the Other Voices stage along with artist interviews with Blathnaid Treacy across the weekend and for seven days after the festival at https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/tag/Three/


RTE.ie/entertainment will be access-all-areas as it brings an exclusive preview of Stradbally’s transformation in the run up to the festival.  

Follow the Picnic with RTÉ on social:

Get all the latest updates from #EP2017 on @rte @rte2 @rte2fm Twitter and Facebook.

Brian Geraghty, RTÉ Media Sales says: “This is RTÉ's fourth year covering Electric Picnic across television, radio, digital, online and mobile, and each year we've gone from strength to strength. Our audiences who can't make it to Stradbally get to experience the best of the festival from the comfort of their couch. RTÉ is delighted to partner with Three Ireland this year for what promises to be another brilliant weekend of music and entertainment. Our continued coverage of Electric Picnic reinforces our commitment to showcasing the best of Irish and International music.”

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