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West Cork features in eco green pop-up village at Electric Picnic

August 26th, 2016 5:35 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

Stradbally Lake will be open to the EP public this year.

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WEST Cork will be well represented in the Global Green pop-up village at Electric Picnic (EP).

 The eco village will be a diverse community of cultural creatives, activists, artists, musicians, foodies, gardeners, farmers, hackers, social entrepreneurs and slam poets, brought together by Cultivate, the sustainability collective now based in Cloughjordan Ecovillage in Co Tipperary.

The Outsiders have picnicers food covered again this year with the Global Green Food Project, which last year received an award, from West Cork food writers the McKennas, for best food at the festival in 2014. 

My Goodness, the collective from Cork will be bringing their sparkling rain water kefir infused with treasures from the hedgerow and tasty vegan truffles. 

Last year they won the McKennas Green Award for the most ecologically-aware producer at Electric Picnic.

In the Village Hall the audience be keeping a finger on Ireland’s musical pulse with atmospheric, electro, acoustic and folk music by day and dance, jazz, hip-hop and rocksteady beats by night. 

The Hall will also be screening Atlantic, the important new film director Richie O’Donnell, which was shot partly in Castletownbere among the fishing community of the West Cork port.

The Voices Rising poetry showcase will this year include Fergus Costello and Skibbereen resident and local Farmer’s Market regular, wordsmith Cormac Lally.

 Meanwhile, Electric Picnic has just announced that an on-site ancient lake at the Stradbally venue will now be open for swimming during the festival so bring your togs!

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