Monday 5 December 2016

Electric Picnic Day Two: 50,000 revellers get set to be thrilled by Blur and Sam Smith on Stradbally's main stage

Published 05/09/2015 | 16:11

Pictured (l-r) was festival goers Muirean Lyons from Dublin, Aisling O'Donoghue from Galway, Maeve O'Farrell and Siohban O'Shea from Dublin and Brid Murphy from Cork at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was festival goers Muirean Lyons from Dublin, Aisling O'Donoghue from Galway, Maeve O'Farrell and Siohban O'Shea from Dublin and Brid Murphy from Cork at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was festival goers at Underword on Main Stage at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Javanese gamelan music players at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was festival goers Orla Sheils and Louise O'Reilly at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Jill L'Estrange and Alicia Stock from Blackrock Dublin at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Jill L'Estrange and Alicia Stock from Blackrock Dublin at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Matthieu Chardon from France and Ana Cancho from Spain living in Ballsbridge Dublin at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was festival goers Emma Buckley, Lisa O'Brien, Robbie Holloway, Celine Holloway and Amy Fagan from Westmeath at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Holly Lagerqvist and Colin Ryan from Cork City at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Niamh Martin, Laura McGann and Aoife Martin from Ennis, Co Clare at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Niamh Martin, Laura McGann and Aoife Martin from Ennis, Co Clare at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Muireann Lyons and Brid Murphy from Cork at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was festival goers Paddy Skerritt, Donna Hughes, Gavin Connor, Darren O'Reilly, Grace Gardner, Colm O'Keeffe, Georgina Cosgrave, William Reid and Laura Ballfe at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Orla Collins from Galway, Mary Vahey from Westmeath, Maria Dooley and Eithne Delaney from Offally at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Sarah Borgan, Darren and Pamela Keogh from Enfield at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Colin Ryan from Cork City at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was festival goers at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Lee Arnold with her Husband Steve Davis and their son Hunter (age 3) at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was minister Leo Varadkar at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.

Armed with wellies, tent poles and an endless supply of dry shampoo, more than 50,000 revellers have descended on Stradbally and the party has begun.

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Thousands of festival go-ers arrived at the three-day festival yesterday including Laura Whitmore, Amy Huberman, boxer Andy Lee and Sherlock star Andrew Scott.

Model Roz Purcell will head down today with her boyfriend, singer Niall Breslin, as part of her birthday celebrations.

Many set off early, including RTE's Jennifer Maguire who took part in annual fundraiser Tour de Picnic - cycling from Tallaght to the event.

"You know what they say about the early bird," Benita Hickson (20) from Rathgar said. "They get a good camping spot."

Today, 90s band Blur will chant about Parklife while soulful singer Sam Smith and Future Islands will belt out hits.

There's even something for families. Sisters Suzanne O'Connor, Samantha Whelan and Irene Lalor from Stradbally arrived along with their children.

"It's a great day for the kids," she said. "They get their faces painted and go to Fossett's Circus. It's a very safe and we get to listen to great music."

Pictured (l-r) was Jill L'Estrange and Alicia Stock from Blackrock Dublin at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Jill L'Estrange and Alicia Stock from Blackrock Dublin at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was festival goers Muirean Lyons from Dublin, Aisling O'Donoghue from Galway, Maeve O'Farrell and Siohban O'Shea from Dublin and Brid Murphy from Cork at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was festival goers at Underword on Main Stage at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Javanese gamelan music players at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was festival goers Orla Sheils and Louise O'Reilly at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Jill L'Estrange and Alicia Stock from Blackrock Dublin at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Matthieu Chardon from France and Ana Cancho from Spain living in Ballsbridge Dublin at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was festival goers Emma Buckley, Lisa O'Brien, Robbie Holloway, Celine Holloway and Amy Fagan from Westmeath at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Holly Lagerqvist and Colin Ryan from Cork City at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Niamh Martin, Laura McGann and Aoife Martin from Ennis, Co Clare at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Niamh Martin, Laura McGann and Aoife Martin from Ennis, Co Clare at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Muireann Lyons and Brid Murphy from Cork at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was festival goers Paddy Skerritt, Donna Hughes, Gavin Connor, Darren O'Reilly, Grace Gardner, Colm O'Keeffe, Georgina Cosgrave, William Reid and Laura Ballfe at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Orla Collins from Galway, Mary Vahey from Westmeath, Maria Dooley and Eithne Delaney from Offally at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Sarah Borgan, Darren and Pamela Keogh from Enfield at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Colin Ryan from Cork City at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was festival goers at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was Lee Arnold with her Husband Steve Davis and their son Hunter (age 3) at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.
Pictured (l-r) was minister Leo Varadkar at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture Conor McCabe.

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