Monday 26 September 2016

Underworld reignite the passion of 45,000 ravers at Electric Picnic

Published 05/09/2015 | 09:42

Fans pictured at The Coronas at Electric Picnic in Stradballly this eveningPic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
Fans pictured at The Coronas at Electric Picnic in Stradballly this eveningPic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The rain may have poured down, but that didn't dampen the spirits of music lovers at Electric Picnic.

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Some 35 years into his career, Underworld frontman Karl Hyde showed no signs of slowing down as he brought Irish people's dance floor memories back to life at the Stradbally festival last night.

People of all ages in bucket hats, sunglasses and Ellesse jackets, raved like it was the 1990s again during his 90-minute set, which he fittingly ended with the group's most iconic track, Born Slippy.

"We've had so many great nights here, this one's for you, Ireland," Hyde yelled as he launched into the epic tune which had the whole crowd chanting, "Shouting lager lager lager" in unison.

Music Fans Conner Kennedy,Jamie Tarpey and Caoimhe Macdonnell arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon. Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
Music Fans Conner Kennedy,Jamie Tarpey and Caoimhe Macdonnell arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon. Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Not even the inevitable showers of rain during the evening could wipe the smiles off people's faces, but forecasters have predicted drier conditions for the majority of the weekend - music to festival-goers ears no doubt.

Elsewhere in the grounds, djs at the Casa Bacardi were rocking remixes of 1970s dance tunes, while the party continued until 4am at the Red Bull Academy forest rave.

04/09/15Music Fans pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15Music Fans pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15Music Fan Clare Boyle pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15 Music Fan Amy Murray pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15 Music Fan Amy Murray pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15 Music Fan Mark Foster Derry pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15 Music Fan Lisa Dunne pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15Music Fans pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15 Music Fans Kaly and Rachel Farmer from Cork pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15 Music Fans Kaly and Rachel Farmer from Cork pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15Music Fans pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15Music Fans pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15Music Fans pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15Music Fans pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15Music Fans pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15Music Fans pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15Music Fans Colin Mahon and Alex Walker pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15Music Fans pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15Music Fans pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15 Music Fans pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15 Music Fans Leo, Jen and Conner pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15Music Fans pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15Music Fans pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15Music Fans pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15Music Fans pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15Music Fans pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15Music Fans pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15Music Fans pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
04/09/15Music Fans pictured arriving to Electric Picnic in Stradballly this afternoon?Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
Dublin Girls Kate Pollard,Mackenna Mulligan (sic),Ciara Farrell,Heather Deignan-Gough and Laoise Slattery at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally
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Karen Coogan and Gary Doyle from Portarlington at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Sarah Navan Meath at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Eilish Devoy from Meath at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally
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Dublin Girls Kate Pollard,Mackenna Mulligan (sic),Ciara Farrell,Heather Deignan-Gough and Laoise Slattery at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Dublin Girls Kate Pollard,Mackenna Mulligan (sic),Ciara Farrell,Heather Deignan-Gough and Laoise Slattery at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Darcie Trent,Southampton,Shane White Cooley with Aine Curtis Wexford and Sean T O'Reilly Dundalk at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Festival goers arriving at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Kate Breen and Ciara Power Weford at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Orlaith Mcwey and Kate Mc Donald from Ballyroan at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Orlaith Mcwey and Kate Mc Donald from Ballyroan at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Orlaith Mcwey and Kate Mc Donald from Ballyroan at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Arlene Renehan Tracey Grainger,Arlene Kelly Carlow Eilish Devoy and Aoife Butler all from Laois with their Special Transport devise A BIN at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Karen Coogan from Portarlington at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Karen Coogan Gary Doyle and Sarah Hearty from Portarlington at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Laura Foley Clane arriving at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Laura Foley Clane arriving at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Festival goers arriving at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Festival goers arriving at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Festival goers arriving at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Festival goers arriving at the Electric Picnic in Stradbally

Today will see acts such as George Ezra, Sam Smith, Blur and Hot Chip take over the main stage, while more niche performers will play Body & Soul, Rankin Woods and Electric Arena.

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