“I went out to the hazel wood, Because a fire was in my head, And cut and peeled a hazel wand, And hooked a berry to a thread; And when white moths were on the wing, And moth-like stars were flickering out, I dropped a berry in a stream And caught a little silver trout.” - W.B. Yeats
If you’re looking to get away from it all at this year’s festival, then follow the path into the woods and immerse yourself in the tranquil wonderland that is The Hazel Wood!
Now in its third year The Hazel Wood has firmly established itself as the festival’s go-to spot for an eclectic mix of performance arts including theatre, dance, storytelling, spoken word and music.
Set in a secluded woodland haven amongst a circle of traditional horse-drawn caravans, centred around a crackling campfire and adorned with a beautiful array of visual art, The Hazel Wood is a sanctuary where you can exhale, unwind and lose yourself amongst the wonder of it all.
Enjoy a blend of traditional and contemporary Irish music on the stage in The Hazel Wood on Saturday and Sunday evenings. As well as music and dance on the mainstage, attendees will enjoy storytelling, poetry and sean-nós singing as they warm themselves by one of the only two bonfires on site at Electric Picnic. There will be service provided through Irish at the café and bar, as well as bilingual signposting in this beautifully decorated and atmospheric part of the woods.
Whether you’re looking for a cosy spot to chat, an enchanting world of music and performance or somewhere to nurse a hangover, gather around the campfire with a cold beer or piping hot cuppa and lose yourself in the secluded woodland haven of The Hazel Wood.