The first campers arrive at  Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The sun finally put in an appearance at Stradbally, after a day of alternating drizzle and drenching showers, just as Cavan band The Strypes took to t(...)

The Strypes (Evan Walsh, Josh McClorey, Ross Farrelly and Pete O’Hanlon) at Electric Picnic, where they left the crowd in a daze. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Some bands receive unhealthy levels of hype and acclaim too early in their careers. When impresario BP Fallon took to the stage at Electric Picnic to (...)