I’m presuming you know all of this already but the full RTE 2FM skinny on our Electric Picnic coverage is out…
After the massive success of RTÉ 2fm and RTÉ 2XM at Oxegen this year, RTÉ Radio is now set to double its coverage of The Electric Picnic with the two stations broadcasting from Stradbally Hall, Co. Laois from Friday, 31 August.
Dan Hegarty and Jenny Huston kick off coverage of the three day festival on both stations at 7pm on Friday until Jenny Greene takes over the DJ hot seat at 9pm, in company of ex-Kerbdog Cormac Battle, broadcasting until the music stops.
From 3pm on Saturday full coverage of the Picnic starts on both 2FM, with Larry Gogan, and on RTÉ 2XM, with Mr Spring kicking off.
Both stations carry on until midnight with the 2FM Live DJ crew of Larry Gogan, Jenny Huston, Cormac Battle, Mr Spring, Dan Hegarty and Jenny Greene. There’s interviews, chat, acoustic sessions and of course tons of live music, with 2XM specialising in carrying live uninterrupted action from all stages as continuously as possible.
On Sunday it all starts again at 2pm and runs until the end of the festival. Through Saturday and Sunday night RTÉ 2XM repeats the whole day and for the first time RTÉ 2XM offers a digital catch-up service until midnight on Friday 7 September with best of the Picnic running 24 hours a day from 2pm on Monday, 3 September.
RTÉ 2XM’s Mark McCabe says;
“RTÉ 2XM listeners will have the chance to listen back to all the live music and action from the Picnic for a week.. so if you were there and you missed it on the radio, it’s on 2XM for a full 5 days.. nearly all the action that went out on both channels at the Picnic.. Beat that!”
During the Oxegen festival RTÉ’s two live online broadcasts received a combined total of 18,109 hits on RTÉ.ie over the festival weekend.
Listeners can tune into RTÉ 2fm on FM radios while anyone living in the Dublin and North East coast area, with a DAB radio set can listen to RTÉ 2XM. Both RTÉ 2fm and RTÉ 2XM are available to listen to as live streams via www.rte.ie/2fm
Tune into 2FM LIVE at the Electric Picnic on RTÉ 2fm and RTÉ 2XM and via www.rte.ie/2fm from 7pm on Friday, 31 August.
RTÉ 2fm and RTÉ 2XM, Friday 31 August,7pm:
THE ELECTRIC PICNIC LIVE ON 2FM DAN HEGARTY AND JENNY HUSTON LAUNCH 2FM AND 2XM’S 3 DAYS OF COVERAGE (ALSO ON THE WEB VIA www.rte.ie/2fm)
8pm: Jenny Huston
9pm: Jenny Greene with Cormac Battle
On RTÉ 2fm only
RTÉ 2fm, Saturday 1 September
3pm: THE PICNIC GOES LIVE WITH LARRY Larry Gogan kicks off day 2 of 2FM LIVE at the Electric Picnic with raving reporter, Cormac Battle, in the middle of the action.
6pm: PICNIC LIVE WITH JENNY HUSTON
9pm: PICNIC WITH SPRINGER Extreme Picnicking with MR Spring.
RTÉ 2fm, Sunday 2 September
2pm: THE PICNIC GOES LIVE WITH LARRY Larry Gogan kicks off day 2 of 2FM LIVE at the Electric Picnic with our raving reporter, Cormac Battle, in the middle of the action
7pm: DAN HEGARTY AT THE PICNIC LIVE
10pm: CORMAC BATTLES THE PICNIC
On RTÉ 2XM only
RTÉ 2XM, Saturday 1 September
3PM – MR SPRING
5PM – DAN HEGARTY
7PM – MARK MCCABE
10PM- CORMAC BATTLE