- 24 Aug 22
The Mind & Body area will host an array of wonderful musical acts, also acting as a hide-away for some self care over the busy festival weekend.
As the most anticipated weekend of the year draws closer, more and more exciting Electric Picnic details are emerging.
An all immersive escape from the chaos of the main arena, Mind & Body aims to create an oasis for all the senses, where inspiration evolves and energy is replenished.
With the aim of promoting mindfulness and positivity, Mind & Body will rejuvenate your body from top to bottom, with an array of professional treatments encouraging you to relax and unwind, while providing some of the best medicine of all: dancing the weekend away to top musicians in this intimate stage setting.
With the final festival line-up announced, Mind & Body is where you can catch performances from Sorcha Richardson, 49th & Main, Kean Kavanagh, Amy Michelle, Lemonade Shoelace, Malaki, Le Boom, Naked Lungs, Aby Coulibaly, and many more.
Mind & Body will house three different sections this year:
The Wellness Circle
Designed to uplift and support Picnickers, The Wellness Circle will offer an array of different forms of movement, alongside energy and healing practices that challenge the body and strengthen the mind. Attendees are welcome to partake in high energy dance classes, yoga flows and strengthening workouts led from the Earth Spirit Stage. If you're looking got something more private, Picnickers are welcome to take part in more intimate wellness practices in The Workshop and Nurture Your Mind Area.
RISE Nordic Wellness is a tranquil hideaway created for relaxation and rejuvenation of the body, with hot tubs, saunas and a wide range of therapies that attendees can book in to. Lakeshore Wellness and their team of professional therapists will also be onsite offering body work, energy work and talk therapies. These sessions will be 30 minutes long and can be pre-booked. Make sure to book your spot in advance as there is limited availability!
The Consciousness Village
Set to become a sanctuary of joy, The Consciousness Village invites Picnickers to gather around the campfire and sing, dance, quietly meditate or set your intentions and re-energise your soul. Go to The Consciousness Village with an open heart and leave with a full one.
The programme spreads over two stages, alongside a beautifully cultivated serenity garden. There will be options to try yoga of all kinds, including Kundalini yoga, laughter yoga and poetry yoga, as well as Qi Gong and immersive electro and acoustic sound baths.
An Electric Picnic staple since the start, The Haunt is a place where anything goes. Taking it's name very seriously, The Haunt features reanimated creature sculptures, eerie art, scary, funny, and beautiful films, gramophone machines and unhomely decor.
Comfortable seating surrounding the dance floor, with an invitation to cut loose to an eclectic range of music from Jazz, b’nb, Blues, Rock and Roll, Calypso, Country, Folk, Latin, New Orleans Brass to more modern sounds - nothing is off limits. The Haunt will also run the 'Stoopid Request Line' with guest DJs from the festival and even festival-goers plucked out to spin the decks.
A favourite among a serious amount of festival goers, this area of Electric Picnic often makes for the most memorable Picnic moments, remembered (or not!) for years to come.
Hot Press is excited to see what's to come from this reimagined area.