3. Electric Picnic, County Laois, Ireland
Electric Picnic is a celebrated music and arts festival held annually on the grounds of Ireland’s Stradbally Hall. Often revered as the best fest in Ireland and one of the very best of Europe, Electronic Picnic has attracted big name performers like Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Human League, New Order, Modest Mouse, Wilco, Sinead O’Connor and more. The festival is known for its truly eclectic variety of performances, including literary readings, poetry and comedy acts. Side areas include a Jamaican Village and vintage Trailer Park. 2015’s Electric Picnic will take place from September 2 to 6, final lineup to be announced.