Saturday 25 January 2020

'It blows all other music festivals out of the water' - revellers reveal highlights of Electric Picnic 2014 so far

Freya Drohan catches up with revellers on day two of the 11th annual festival.

Impressively bright eyed, and on a smoothie run, we chatted to four girls from Kilkenny; Megan Paybody, Ash Hickey, Katie Tennyson  and Roisin Lawlor were down in Stradbally for their first Picnic and weren't disappointed, citing a late night jazz band at the Salty Dog stage and a spin on the Waltzers as memorable moments.

Dubliners Kieran Lynch, Lorcan Murphy and Gareth Geoghegan were joined by their friend Evan Ottoni who made the pilgrimage over from Toronto.

"It blows all other festivals out of the water," he told us.

Today, the lads are most looking forward to seeing Other Kin, their friends' band, perform.

Roman Grogan from Raheny, Henry Eamon Burke from Sutton and Hannah Levins from Clonskeagh were still in top form this morning having enjoyed stellar performances last night from Foals, The Pet Shop Boys and The Strypes.

Couple Elaine Greenan and Darren Hughes wisely took the "glamping" option, camping with their daughters.

Darren is most looking forward to seeing legendary Irish band The Blades perform tonight.

Intercepted en route for a breakfast roll and "two coffees", EP veteran John Kennedy from Kildare was proof that the best experiences are the unexpected, stating that a band he stumbled across at 2am were a surprise highlight of the weekend so far.

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