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Web archiving: Electric Picnic arts-and-music festival

Using the NLI's web archive portal, you can take a look back at the festival's lineups from over the years

Tuesday, 29 August 2023
Electric Picnic logo for 2014 with text and tree design

The National Library of Ireland collects born-digital formats in a bid to capture and preserve the recorded memory of Ireland in all its forms, including the digital history of Electric Picnic.

The web changes rapidly, and without archiving, information about our society and culture will be lost. Web archiving is an emerging technology, which is constantly responding to new technological developments in order to capture this information.

Each year the NLI archives hundreds of websites relating to a variety of aspects of Irish life, from education, to politics and elections, to music, sport, science and technology, the Irish language and global events. We archive these materials in the public interest and make them available for the purposes of research and private study. 

The NLI’s collection of archived websites can be found at our web archive portal

Electric Picnic is an annual arts-and-music festival which has been staged since 2004 at Stradbally Hall in Stradbally, County Laois, Ireland. You can take a look back here at some of the eclectic lineups from over the years, including the names of many musicians and bands who have since gone on to become international headliners. Browsing through lineups from nearly a decade ago, we've spotted popular artists such as London Grammar, Kojaque, Aldous Harding and Lewis Capaldi starting out on the smaller stages.

Screenshot of line up for Electric Picnic 2017

The lineup for Electric Picnic 2017 (screenshot taken from the NLI's  web archive portal)