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Electric Picnic is only nine days away, and Casa Bacardi have finally released their stage times for their stellar line-up, featuring Detroit Swindle, Heidi and Mark Knight as headliners.

Support will be provided by Boots & Kats, Riff Shop, Get Down Edits, Magnier, Adult Store and Jimmy Rouge, so it's set to be a wild ride.

Soaking up that party atmosphere has never been easier since the arrival of the award-winning Casa Bacardi stage, where Latin street-culture meets music lovers.



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DJ and producer Jasper James is kicking off opening night at the stage, warming up the crowds at 8pm with his off-kilter house before Friday's headliner Heidi takes to the stage at 10pm with a highly-anticipated set.

Toast House residents Adult Store will perform at 2pm, Orange Tree Edits DJ and producer Jimmy Rouge at 4pm and disco-house duo Get Down Edits at 6pm to round up the daytime acts.


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Dutch duo Detroit Swindle will hit the Casa Bacardi stage on Saturday from 10pm, taking time out from their worldwide tour.

JORDAN will be on at 12am, who will bring us into the early hours with his underground house mixes. Main support on the night comes from disco and funk-duo Boots & Kats at 8pm, who offer a distinctive sound to any stage.

House of Disco founder Magnier will be on the decks at 6pm, with day-time support from RTE 2FM star Tara Stewart from 1:30pm, Mix + Fairbanks from 3pm and Dublin faves Riff Shop bringing their energy at 4:30pm.


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Music heavyweight and producer Mark Knight will close out the sold-out weekend from 10pm on Sunday, supported by DJ legend Al Gibbs.

Electric Picnic will take place from August 30 until September 1 in Stradbally, County Laois.

The festival sold out almost immediately this year, so any gigs will be special to witness. Check out the Bacardi bartenders making the weekend's tastiest cocktails to match the summer sounds.


Longitude is just around the corner, but if you didn't manage to secure tickets to one of the hottest festivals of the year, never fear. 

You could still be in with a chance of winning tickets to the three day festivities, along with tickets to Electric Picnic and Lowlands festival, Amsterdam, to boot. 

Casa Bacardí is returning to Longitude this year, and if you haven't ventured to the covetable party area at a previous festival before, this year is definitely the time to check it out. 


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The creative Bacardí mixologists will be on hand at the Latin street-culture meets modern day music saturated area to showcase their cocktail skills to festival attendees, as well as hosting mojito masterclasses.

To kick off the party spirit, Bacardí is giving away a pair of weekend tickets to Longitude, Electric Picnic and Lowlands along with return flights to Amsterdam.

The beverage brand is asking festival fans to get in the throwback mood of nostalgia by recalling their favourite mojito moment. 


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Whether it was a mojito mix of your own enjoyed on a summer evening or a delicious cocktail experience from a previous Casa Bacardí experience, sharing these moments will get you in with a chance to win.  

Simply share an image on social media using the hashtag #MojitoMoment, tag the friend you shared it with, and you could be in with a chance of winning the ultimate summer festival experience. 

Headliners at Longitude this year include Stormzy, The Weekend, Jack Garrat and Milky Chance. 

The main acts due at Electric Picnic are The XX, A Tribe Called Quest and Interpol, while Lowlands will feature Bastille, Mumford & Sons, Halsey, Skepta, Solange Knowles and Migos. 


Simplicity is where it's at these days when it comes to cocktail-making.

Forget smokers and infusions – the new era of cocktails is scaled-back with a nod to the traditional. Think crisp G&Ts, mildly spiced Old Fashioneds, and rum flavoured by freshly juiced fruit.

That's what inspired The Westbury's head mixologist Micheál O'Shea, no doubt, when he created the VAMOS, a cocktail which has made it into the final three of the BACARDÍ Legacy Cocktail Competition.

Micheál's recipe brilliantly mixes a host of gentle flavours like honey and nutmug with punchy fruits like lime, green apple and grapes – and of course there's a generous splash of rum in there too. 

The best part? It's simple enough to make at home, so you could be whipping up a batch of these tomorrow night… or of course, you could just try the real thing at The Westbury's Marble Bar.

VAMOS Ingredients

  • 60ml BACARDÍ Carta Blanca
  • 20ml lime juice (half a lime)
  • 25ml cloudy apple juice
  • 20ml nutmeg honey syrup
  • 5 to 7 green grapes (halved)


To make the syrup

1. Mix 2 parts honey with 1 part hot water.

2. Add 1 tsp of nutmeg (powdered or grated) per 200ml of syrup.

3. After a few minutes of infusing, fine strain the syrup to remove the nutmeg. This will keep well in the fridge – just bring up to room temperature before using.


To make VAMOS

1. Chill a coupe glass with ice (the rounder champagne glass) & leave aside

2.  Press the halved green grapes in a shaking glass with a cocktail muddler

3. Add in the nutmeg honey syrup and cloudy apple juice

4. Squeeze in half a juicy lime

5. Pour in BACARDÍ Carta Blanca

6. Top off with ice cubes to fill the glass

7. Shake all the ingredients together for 10-20 seconds

8. Remove the ice from your coupe glass & double strain into the glass

9. Garnish with a lime twist on the edge of the glass


Micheál’s Top Tips

Strain your mix first
"Cocktails containing muddled/pressed fruit that need to remain clean and crisp, require double straining," says Micheál. 

"To do this, simply pour your drink from the cocktail strainer through a fine mesh strainer into your glass to prevent fruit debris from entering the glass."

Don't forget the hot water!
"If you put honey into the cocktail on its own, it will stick to the ice in the drink," warns Micheál. 

"​Honey syrup is basically honey and hot water. Making a syrup means that you have the infused honey and nutmeg flavours, but it blends a lot better."