PICS: The Electric Picnic campsite has been left in an absolute state 5 years ago

PICS: The Electric Picnic campsite has been left in an absolute state

The festival has come to an end, and it's a right mess.

This year's Electric Picnic was a brilliant weekend by all accounts.


Versatile stole the show as they tend to do these days, The Prodigy were as great as they were wild, and Nile Rodgers & Chic were as cool as they always are.

Like we said, the weekend seemed class, but unfortunately, Stradbally isn't looking too well at the minute.

A series of images and videos were posted on Facebook, and there appears to be an abundance of camping equipment left behind, along with absolutely loads of rubbish.


Images via Ed Rice.

Campers who left the festival early on Monday morning probably didn't fancy packing up properly after what must have been an exhausting weekend, but there's no real excuse for leaving the campsite in such a state.

On Sunday we reported that festival goers were asked by environmental group Friends of the Earth to clean up after themselves once it came to a close.

Unfortunately, this plea from Friends of the Earth appears to have fallen on deaf ears.


In 2017, Electric Picnic generated 10kg of waste per person. Similarly, on average, one in six festival-goers simply leave their tents behind.

It is believed that up to half of the waste at EP consists of tents.