Underworld reignite the passion of 45,000 ravers at Electric Picnic
Published 05/09/2015 | 09:42
The rain may have poured down, but that didn't dampen the spirits of music lovers at Electric Picnic.
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.
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.
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.