Electric Picnic returns to Stradbally for the first time since 2019 this weekend, with a stacked lineup featuring Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala, Megan Thee Stallion, Fontaines DC and others.

But for those of a more electronic persuasion, there’s also plenty to get excited about, with stellar Irish and international techno artists gracing the festival over the three days, including Jeff Mills, Helena Hauff, Anfisa Letyago, Rebūke, Kettama, blk, Obskür, and VTSS.

Oh, and don’t forget the Anachronica ‘rave in the woods’ – featuring Tommy Holohan, Shannen Blessing, Nancy (Live), Sam Greenwood, Yasmin Gardezi and others – and, if you can find it, the underground ‘Berlinhaus’ techno bunker.

Close your eyes and you could swear you were at Awakenings or Timewarp, albeit in a rain-soaked field County Laois.

With that in mind, 909originals has compiled a three-hour playlist of stomping techno cuts and scything electronica from some of the artists featured at this year’s festival, including both club classics and some lesser known tracks. Just what you need to get warmed up for a weekend of excess, in other words.

Even if you’re not going to make it to Stradbally this weekend, stick that bad boy on shuffle and feel the festival fever. Let’s be having ya! 🙂

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