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Thursday 22 February 2018

Amazing aerial photo reveals sheer size of Electric Picnic as Gardai urge festival-goers to 'take the pledge'

An aerial photo of Electric Picnic. Pic: An Garda Siochana
An aerial photo of Electric Picnic. Pic: An Garda Siochana

Sasha Brady

Aerial photos from the Garda Traffic Twitter account reveal the sheer size of Electric Picnic.

The images show scores of tents and stages in between the patchwork fields of Stradbally as 55,000 people attended Electric weekend for a bumper weekend of music and culture (and plenty of messing).

From above, the annual festival site looks like a sprawling, majestic, colourful city of tents in the sunshine - despite yesterday's torrential downpours.

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Getting into the spirit of Electric Picnic, An Garda Siochana urged attendees to "take the pledge" in a cheeky, follow-up tweet.

And on Saturday they shared a photo of two gardai taking in the action of the main stage, arms wrapped around each other as they posed with their backs to the camera like good sports.

They also made sure GAA fans weren't left out of the aerial action.

Earlier today the team tweeted an incredible aerial shot of Croke Park ahead of today's All-Ireland Hurling final between Tipperary and Kilkenny.

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