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29th Aug 2019

Everything you need to know about getting to Electric Picnic this weekend

Olivia Hayes

Electric Picnic tickets

It’s nearly time.

If you’re one of the thousands of people heading to Electric Picnic, then make sure to follow the travel advice issued for travelling to Stradbally this weekend.

AA Roadwatch and An Garda Síochána have both issued detailed statements about the best ways to get to the festival.

AA Roadwatch has warned festival goers to leave plenty of time to get to EP, especially if you want to catch the first acts on Friday night.

Aisling Bonner of AA Roadwatch said: “We advise festival-goers to leave plenty of time to travel to Stradbally this weekend – if you’re heading down on Friday then leave early in the day if you can.

“Extra traffic can be expected around Portlaoise, and on the N80 through Stradbally throughout the weekend. As you near the festival site, carparks will be clearly signposted, so follow signage rather than your sat nav.”

It has also been advised to follow @aaroadwatch on Twitter or keep an eye on this website.

If you’re driving up or getting a bus, make sure to note these routes:

“Motorists travelling through Kildare on the M7 should bear in mind that three lanes are now open on the motorway between J8 Johnstown and J11 M9; however, the speed limit is still at 80km on that stretch,” the AA noted.

“If coming from the south-east, works on the N80 near the Carlow/Wexford county bounds at Bunclody may slow you down.”

Meanwhile, the Gardaí said that they will have a traffic plan in place and urged people to stick to it.

“An Garda Síochána have a comprehensive and well- honed traffic plan in place for Electric Picnic,” a statement read.

“We would ask people to follow the directions of Gardaí and stewards, that they follow signage for event and that they do not use sat nav.

“Please leave in plenty of time when travelling to event and read the Garda Traffic Plan. For more information please see Garda Síochána Laois Offaly on Facebook or follow the hashtag, #GardaSíochánaLaoisOffaly.”

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