It’s the weekend that music fans have been waiting for, when they can dust off their dancing shoes (or wellies) and head to Stradbally Hall for three days of fun and frolics with some of the top musical acts in the world.
Electric Picnic is now in it’s 11th year and is attracting 41,000 revellers to Laois, an increase of 6,000 on last year’s capacity.
Sold out for the past few weeks, many music lovers are scrambling to get their hands on a ticket, but for the lucky ones that are going, they can enjoy the likes of Blondie, Portishead, Outkast, Beck, Paolo Nutini, Chic, Hozier and Bombay Bicyle Club to name but a few.
For locals coming to and from the site, a taxi rank will be in place near the gates all weekend. Gardaí have asked people to follow the signposted routes to the festival site to avoid traffic congestion. They are also advising fans to “use their common sense” over the weekend.
Inspector Declan Dunne of Portlaoise Garda Station added: “Make sure to pack appropriate clothing and to mark all personal property with your contact details. Most importantly enjoy yourself over what is always a great weekend and look out for each other!”