Newstalk Lounge at Electric Picnic

A Host of Stars to Appear in the Newstalk Lounge at Electric Picnic

Newstalk Lounge

Newstalk Lounge

Wednesday, 30th August 2017: The Newstalk Lounge will be awash with famous faces from the worlds of sports, politics and entertainment at Electric Picnic. The Newstalk Lounge will be located in the Mindfield Arena and over the course of the three days the station will host a series of live discussions, interviews, debates and entertainment shows. 

Speaking about the Newstalk Lounge line-up, Patricia Monahan, Managing Editor at Newstalk said: “This is the third year we are bringing the Newstalk Lounge to Electric Picnic and we’re really looking forward to Stradbally this weekend. We have a jam-packed programme of events from sport, to old school game shows, to politics, along with some great special guests.  If you are not one of the lucky ones to be at Electric Picnic you can keep up with the action from the Newstalk Lounge on-air, Facebook and @NewstalkFM.”


The Newstalk Lounge line-up:



2-3pm:                  Moncrieff Live with Tom Dunne

3-5pm:                  Movies and Booze live from Electric Picnic

4.30-5.30pm:      Alive & Kicking with Dr. Ciara Kelly 

5.30-6.30pm:      Bobby Kerr meets Ivan Yates  

7-9pm:                  Off The Ball with Brian O’Driscoll for The Crappy Quiz and Ball Bag Live



12-1pm:               Futureproof – when science fails, with Jonathan McCrea

1-2pm:                  Off The Ball Saturday Panel with Andy Lee, Diarmuid Lyng & Jarlath Regan

2-3pm:                  Talking Trump with Pat Kenny, who will be joined by Gina London and Joe Caulfield

3-4pm:                 Off The Ball Football & Hurling previews with Ger Gilroy, Kevin Kilbane and Tommy Walsh

4-5pm:                  Newstalk Newsmakers – Shane Coleman meets Minister for Health, Simon Harris, and Kerry TD, Michael Healy Rae

5-7pm:                  Off The Ball Irish Soccer Special, with Kevin Kilbane



12-1pm:               Now That’s What I Call a Festival with Tom Dunne and guests

1-2pm:                  Newstalk Newsmakers talks about How to Solve the Housing Crisis with Father Peter McVerry, Independent TD Richard Boyd Barrett and Dr. Lorcan Sir

2-3pm:                  Where in the World with George Hook and Theresa Lowe

3.30-5pm:            Off The Ball Hurling Special

5-6pm:                  Have I Got Fake News for You with Richard Chambers


If you are at Electric Picnic this weekend, find us in the Mindfield Area

Listen to Newstalk at 106-108FM, check out and follow all the updates and live streaming from the Newstalk Lounge @NewstalkFM #NTEP2017