Tuesday 27 September 2016

Wet, wacky and wonderful: Day two of Electric Picnic

Cian Murray

Published 03/09/2016 | 14:35

Young festival goers Aoife Cregan, Caoimhe Dunne & Emma Power, at day two of Electric Picnic. 3/9/2016 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Young festival goers Aoife Cregan, Caoimhe Dunne & Emma Power, at day two of Electric Picnic. 3/9/2016 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Revellers at Electric Picnic
Revellers at Electric Picnic
David Lucy is ready for the rain. Photo: Cian Murray
Seren Sheridan and her aunt Ange. Photo: Cian Murray
Revellers at Electric Picnic

Wellies and ponchos are the order of the day in Stradbally, as day two of Electric Picnic is now underway.

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It's a far cry from the sunshine from Friday evening, when Chemical Brothers rocked the main stage and Broken Social Scene encouraged the mostly dry crowd into a chant of 'Keano, Keano!'

Revellers at Electric Picnic
Revellers at Electric Picnic

Just like Robbie's Ireland career, that's been and done and now we have to look to the future. 

So, what does the wet and windy day have in store? 

Revellers at Electric Picnic
Revellers at Electric Picnic

Today's headline acts include the incredibly brilliant LCD Soundsystem, who take to the stage at five past midnight. 

Not all of the 50,000 who are at the festival will be attending that gig.

For instance it will be well past Seren Sheridan's bedtime.

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The two-year-old, who is at the festival with her aunt Ange, prefers James Murphy's solo stuff anyway.  

If the main stage isn't quite your thing, you can go in and check out Game of Thrones actor out Aidan Gillen, who will be reading from the works Denis Johnson in the literary tent.

Or perhaps, if you fancy a laugh to cheer you up after your tent leaks, then check out the comedy tent, where the likes of Dylan Moran and The Rubberbandits will be doing their stuff this evening. 

There is also a host of brilliant theatre events in the Mindfield area, or you could just dry off beside the big fire in the Body and Soul section. 

Everyone's hoping the rain clears before Gavin James takes the mainstage at 5:30pm.

One person who is certainly optimistic is David Lucy. The 39-year-old hopes his sunshine suit will encourage the bright weather to return. 

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Highlights from today include Noel Gallagher and The High Flying Birds, Joey Bad Ass and Bell X1.

Lowlights include wet tents, damp clothes and the sniffles, but as LCD Soundsystem say "I can change, I can change, I change" my socks. 

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