Proposal is music to ears of Picnic fan
Electric Picnic hadn't even begun before revellers were declaring their love for each other with an on air proposal from one music fan to a woman he met at last year's festival.
Love blossomed for Paddy Reynolds from Leitrim at Electric Picnic this time last year when he met an Arcade Fire fan who had flown to Ireland by herself specifically to see the band.
Heini Huusko, originally from Finland but living in Birmingham at the time of the festival, met Paddy while the Canadian band was performing onstage. After spending all weekend together and a further three months flying over to see each other, she eventually moved to Ireland.
"My whole life changed while at Arcade fire when I met the love of my life - a girl who had travelled to Electric Picnic on her own to see Arcade Fire," he said.
Early this morning Paddy took things one step further by popping the question to her live on Phantom 105.2. The proposal came a year to the day after the two first met at the festival.
After Heini said a resounding Yes to the proposal the couple set off for this year's Electric Picnic.
Joining them at this year's festival will be more than 25,000 other music fans who will have the pleasure of seeing acts such as Sigur Ros, The XX, Elbow, Hot Chip and The Cure.
There are special bus services going to Electric Picnic, leaving from Custom House Quay in Dublin, Parnell Place bus station in Cork city and Galway bus station. Departing and return services will run from 8am in some places and from noon in others. There are also trains to Portlaoise, which is about 25 minutes away by road.
The heaviest traffic can be expected this afternoon and evening, and on Monday morning.
The Abbeyleix Road (R427) will be closed from Money Cross to Stradbally until 4am on Sunday and from 8am until 3pm on Monday. Access to Stradbally along this route will be for residents and event traffic only.
Any motorists not attending the event are advised to take alternative routes. There is no official closing time for the campsite on Monday, meaning many will be in no hurry to get on the road.
The weather today is forecast to be warm and dry with a few clouds and highest temperatures reaching 17 degrees.
Tomorrow will be even warmer with temperatures ranging from 18-21 degrees, although it will be more overcast than today. Sunday will still be warm with temperatures reaching 21 degrees, but there will be increased likelihood of light showers.