In pictures: Irish celebs among thousands of revellers who have descended on Stradbally for Electric Picnic
Published 02/09/2016 | 20:26
Louise Duffy is flying solo at Electric Picnic as her other half Paul Galvin decided to give the weekend mud fest a miss.
“He’s not here but I love the Picnic it’s got such a great atmosphere,” the broadcaster told independent.ie.
Comedian Al Porter was also among the early picknickers to arrive in Stradbally.
“I have everything sorted,” Porter said. “I got my spray tan done and I have a top hat. What more could you want.”
Al, who has just returned from the Edinburgh Festival, will join Miriam O’Callaghan on stage in the Mindfield area on Sunday.
“She’s gas and we’ll be chatting about the newspaper reviews,” he said.
Singer Roisin O’Reilly was also spotted flitting around the Bold Motel early in the afternoon.
And Eoghan McDermott, Xpose’s Cassie Stokes and several of the 2FM crew were also seen jumping over puddles of mud as they dashed through the crowds.
And it looks like even more celebrities will flock to Laois Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday, Game of Thrones star Aidan Gillen will also head down to the festival to perform several songs alongside John Murry on the Literary stage.
Gillen will also read extracts from the works of American writer Denis Johnson.
As fate would have it Gillen’s former Love/ Hate co-star Aoibhinn McGinnity will also attend the festival.
Newstalk’s Pat Kenny will also be stopping by Stradbally to discuss news and current affairs.
If you fancy more of a laugh then call by the Soundings stage where Catastrophe star Sharon Horgan and comedian Aisling Bea are teaming up with boxer Andy Lee.
During the course of the informal chat, the trio will share three stories or songs that have inspired, alarmed and humoured them. Music will be provided by teenage singer songwriter SOAK.