Electric Picnic goes Totally Tipperary

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Electric Picnic tickets may be all sold out for the first time in years, but a select few of north Tipperary’s best community, food and environmental groups, organisations and businesses will be heading to Stradbally this weekend.

Electric Picnic tickets may be all sold out for the first time in years, but a select few of north Tipperary’s best community, food and environmental groups, organisations and businesses will be heading to Stradbally this weekend.

These projects will be highlighting what they do in the Global Green area of the Electric Picnic, under the heading “Totally Tipperary.”

Curated by Cloughjordan based environmental NGO Cultivate, the Global Green celebrates community and sustainability, through talks, demonstrations, interactive displays and great Tipperary food.

With support from North Tipperary LEADER Partnership’s Rural Development Programme 2007-2013, Global Green will be showcasing some of the most striking Leader supported community and sustainability orientated projects at the event.

A range of projects, organisations and businesses from Cloughjordan will be in attendance at the Electric Picnic, including Cloughjordan Community farm, the Ecovillage, Django’s hostel and the WeCreate business and innovation centre.

LEADER supported projects at the Global Green from elsewhere in North Tipperary include the Loughmore community owned cafe, Mother Mountain Craft Group, Cabra Wetlands Trust, Ireland XO, Stella FM and the Upperchurch walking festival.

Many of these local projects are pioneering examples on a national level: Cloughjordan Community farm is Ireland’s first member owned and operated farm, while Loughmore cafe and tea rooms is Ireland’s first co-operatively run cafe.

Dozens more LEADER supported projects from North Tipperary are set to be displayed through slide shows on the big screen in the Global Green, following striking bespoke photography of north Tipperary projects and festivals.

The Global Green area should be a food lovers paradise, and the best place at the Electric Picnic to get breakfast. That’s because Tipperary’s finest foods will be available for hungry festival goers.

Food includes Eliza Ward’s Country Choice on Tour with its famous hereford steak sambos, as well as sourdough breads from Cloughjordan Woodfired bakery, Coffee Culture’s Tipperary roasted artisan coffee, juice from Con Trass’ Apple farm in Cahir and more.

All in all, it seems that this year’s Global Green at the Electric Picnic is set to get the Totally Tipperary treatment.