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It's T minus 24 hours until we'll be heading off, backpack loaded down with cheaps cans and glitter, to Electric Picnic and we're sick with excitement.

Bring on three days of camping, dancing, and soaking up everything that the Stradbally festival has to offer.

If you're anything like us, you'll be up at the crack of dawn buzzing to go and get on the road.

If not, you might wanna reconsider your travel plans for tomorrow morning, EP organisers have warned.

They have told the expected 50,000 revellers to to give themselves a bit more time than usual to get to the campsite due to major roadworks. 

"We are urging everyone heading to Electric Picnic this Friday to give themselves plenty of time as roadworks are likely to considerably add to journey times," a spokesperson said.

"We would strongly recommend people to leave as early as possible and also to car pool if possible."

Sounds doable, right?

The on-going roadworks on the M7 are to blame for this as they have reduced junctions 8-11 to just two lanes with a 60km/hr speed limit on this stretch of road. 

Annoying as it may be, who wants to get held up in traffic when they could be chilling out in the Jimi Hendrix campsite?


Where it all begins. #ElectricPicnic

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If you're wondering what kind of clothes to pack, it looks like the weekend is set to be mainly dry with a mix of cloud and sunshine – we'll take that!

Sunday, bowever, might get a bit rainy so chuck in a raincoat just in case. 

While we want to have fun at EP, we can't forget that safety should always come first. 

Festival boss Melvin Benn has said to "behave safely and behave well but come and have the craic".

Sounds good to us – now roll on tomorrow! 



Many of us out there chose arts for different reasons. Maybe we were really good at English, or History, and chose to go down that route to teaching or writing. Maybe we just didn't quite know what we wanted to do and chose the best course that would offer us choices. Either way, we don't regret it (much). Here are some things we are sick of hearing:

1. “Oh you’re in arts … bad one”
You're an idiot…bad one. 

2. “What course did you want to get?”  
Law, but that’s really not the point…just feck off!

3) “What are you gonna do after though? Is it annoying that you can’t really use your degree?”
I don’t go around interrogating you about what you’re gonna do. Maybe I’m going to do something in the subject I have been studying…ever think of that?

4."Ah ye but she’s just in arts. Why would she be worried about grades, it’s so easy sure”
We hate you. 

5. “What do you mean your subjects aren’t all set out for you? That must be soooooo annoying!”
I’m coming for you…


6. “You got your credits wrong!”
Okay I know it’s my fault but please don’t give out to me now. Doing an extra subject this semester will not be fun.


7. “Oh you’re doing a masters in English/Social Science/Psychology? Really? I thought they only did them in Business?”
You know there is more to life than a business masters people!

8. “So you’re going to be a teacher then are you?”
No, I’m not. There is more that you can do with an Arts degree you know?

And for the grand finale…

9. “Do you want fries with your degree?”
Sigh and walk away, never indulge. 

I'm sorry, but were you born stupid

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People can get a little high and mighty when it comes to Arts degrees. But those who have done one, we know why we did them – because they're awesome! So stay strong. And to the rest of you – here's some things you shouldn't say to someone pursuing an Arts degree. 

1. So What Was Your First Choice?


Um, this? 

2. Oh, You Want To Be A Teacher?

batman bad idea

No, one thousand times, no.

3. A Lecturer, Then?

nicole sherzinger no baby no

Once again, no. 

4. That’s Quite Broad, Isn’t It?

demi lovato um n

Nope, not really. Not when you choose your subjects. We don’t actually do a little bit of everything, you know?

6. Are Your Parents Okay With It?

modern family phil

Actually, um, no…

7. What Do You Hope To Get From It?

disbelief supernatural

An education, hopefully. Even better if there’s a job at the end of it.

8. Why’d You Decide To Do That?

sherlock eyeroll

Because it's interesting? 

8. Can You Get A Job From It?

bernard black books not impressed

What do you think? 

9. You Could Have Done Nursing/Engineering

parks and rec ron swanson


10. Can I Have Some Fries With That?

judge judy hahaha sit down

Wow, never heard the McDonald's’ joke before. Did you learn that while doing your superior degree?

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