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Duran Duran playing  the main stage at Electric Picnic on Sunday night. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

And lo, the rains came. At 3am yesterday, The Irish Times (I think I can speak for the whole paper) trudges tipsily and sunburnt through storm and mud(...)

Radu Anastase from Bucharest, now living in Naas in Co Kildare, dances at Electric Ireland’s Throwback Stage. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

Soggy shoes? Low-level headache? Questionable hygiene? Excellent, it means you’re ready to face the onslaught of fresh-faced Sunday daytrippers with t(...)

The Electric Picnic crowd at the Main Stage on Friday night. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish times

On Saturday morning at Electric Picnic most people feel a little foggy. I stop at a big white tent and watch a woman leading some chirpy lunatics in a(...)

Katie Laffan on the Other Voices stage at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Strypes Main Stage ** It’s a surefire way to gauge a band’s demographic, to watch who weaves between the standing crowd as they come on. In th(...)

Shookrah Body & Soul Main Stage, Friday *** Though best fitted to a soulful Sunday or basement jazz club, Shookrah’s odd night placement doesn’(...)

The Haunt is settling in to Body & Soul

Festival fatigue is a very real condition. Many of us could probably quite accurately sketch out a map of the Electric Picnic site with a decent amoun(...)

Willie Duggan: a talisman for club, province and country. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

William Patrick Duggan Born: March 12th, 1950 Died: August 28th, 2017 Willie Duggan, who has died aged 67, was an outstanding rugby player, among the(...)

A group of festival-goers reflected in a woman’s sunglasses as crowds arrive for the Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, Co Laois on Friday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland’s biggest music festival, Electric Picnic, kicked off smoothly on Friday in Stradbally, Co Laois despite the 55,000 people in attendance facin(...)

Check out Ider, the English duo of Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville, on Sunday

1. Lowly Body & Soul main stage, Friday Textured a music from a Danish five-piece who mix guitars, electronics and skirling percussion under the(...)

Rejjie Snow has your back on the Electric Arena on Friday from 6.45pm

Take a deep breath. Do a few lunges. Jog up and down on the spot for 30 seconds. Stop. Do it once again and then drop and give me 20. Now that you’re (...)

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