Casual Drug Use To Headline Electric Picnic 2015


THE launch of the 2015 edition of Electric Picnic occurred with great fanfare yesterday in Dublin as organisers announced a heady line up that brought back everyone’s favourite headliners; casual drug use.

A firm favourite with large sections of the Electric Picnic faithful, casual drug use returns for yet another year at Ireland’s most venerable of music festivals.

“You just couldn’t call it Electric Picnic without them, could you?” Paul Shanley, a 7-time veteran of the Stradbally based festival, “I would go as far to say if casual drug use wasn’t there, it would be a bit shit”.

Despite being a highlight every year for festival goers, casual drug use is almost universally ignored by the print media in Ireland in their reviews of Electric Picnic leading to some disappointment from fans.

“They’ve played such a big part in the festival’s history and its continued success. Like, you could walk into any tent at the festival and their influence is there, it’s like they’re turning a blind eye to this beloved act,” die hard Picnic goer Ally Orphan.

Other headliners for this year’s festival include Florence and the Machine, Underworld and rather unpopular band The War on Drugs. Despite these big names it seems the biggest draw for some of the 47,000 Electric Picnic goers will be all time favourites – casual drug use.