PICTURES: Portlaoise packed for first night of the Old Fort Quarter Festival

Michelle Hogan

Reporter:

Michelle Hogan

Main Street was buzzing on Friday night as the Old Fort Quarter Festival got off to a flying start.

Crowds gathered for the two music stages at the bottom of the street and at the second stage at the Courthouse.

The Jury kicked off with a lively set list on the main stage while crowds sang along to Radio Nowhere and Super Bass on the second stage.

The Frank and Walters played some of their classics including their hit song 'After all'. 

Roll With It brought the best of Oasis and DJs will finish out the night playing till late.

The Bloom restaurant barbeque was a huge hit and a hint at the food market to come on Saturday and Sunday.

Have a look through some of the pictures from Friday night in the gallery above.