The Design of Electric Picnic

I want to highlight some very fun and inspiring things I saw over the weekend at Electric Picnic.  Electric Picnic is Ireland’s version of Glastonbury — a weekend music and arts festival.  My friends have been trying to get me to go for years and now that I’ve gone, I can totally see why.  It’s right up my alley — very arty, very design-y, great music and some incredible food (I was really into the cakepops! Which will definitely be the subject of a future post!). 

I only went in for the day versus the entire weekend but I still managed to take 300 photos  — edited down to about 200 and now I need a few days here on the blog to share just a few.  There was so much eye candy between the scenery, the people and the stall and tent designs. 

My friend, Kalle, was performing in The Word venue with his increasingly popular spoken word, music and comedy show, The Brownbread Mixtape, so a lot of my gang were there making the day extra special. 

Sidenote – I kept thinking as I was walking around looking at all the designs that there were some great ideas for anyone planning a big outdoor party, wedding or even set design – I especially love the umbrellas and lightbulbs (as raindrops) hanging from the tree and also the old scalloped lampshades in clusters  – clever. 

The predominate design approach was to incorporate something ordinary in an unexpected way — whether that’s umbrellas and lampshades, printed circuit boards, beer cans or retired washers and dryers. 


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