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Ibiza anthems: a laser show at Amnesia, the Balearic nightclub. Photograph: Leelu/Getty

Dara Ó Briain used to tell a joke about a geriatric Generation Xer invading the dance floor at a wedding years in the future. “That’s not a dance. Thi(...)

Thomas Hoban and Leane McDermott, from Newbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: by Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

Best artist: After a long and bloody argument in the Ticket Tent late on Sunday night, with tempers frayed and blood set to boil, we still couldn’t re(...)

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(...)

Guy Garvey of Elbow performing on the main stage near the close of  the Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, Co Laois. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Electric Picnic closed to a smooth finish last night, with fewer arrests than last year, according to Festival Republic director Melvin Benn. Arrests(...)

  Revellers at Electric Ireland’s Throwback Stage at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

In previous years, Electric Picnic was the home of the indie-disco kids. Not any more. Now we’re back among the sweaty walls and hormonal scents of th(...)

The RTE Concert Orchestra giving the crowd what they want at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On Saturday afternoon in the VIP area of Electric Picnic, where RTÉ’s studio looms facing the main stage, Dan Healy, the head of 2FM is buzzing. Last (...)

Jerly Vivas from Venezuela. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The bicycles go by in twos and threes; there’s a music festival for 55,000 people in a field in Stradbally this weekend. Everyone’s circling the area(...)

 A Tribe Called Quest are on the main stage at 10.15pm, which might be their last ever Irish show. Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

If you don’t wake up feeling like you’ve eaten a whole box of cigarettes or gargled some glass shards, well done you, you’ve earned that smug expressi(...)

London Grammar and The xx will be headlining  Electric Picnic on Friday night. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

This is it. This is what we’ve all been building up to this summer. Fresh stationery supplies are in the shops, a vague hint of yellow is in the trees(...)

Start making your main stage schedules now. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

MAIN STAGE Friday 10.30-12.00 The xx 9.00-10.00 London Grammar 7.30-8.30 The Divine Comedy 6.15-7.00 Hudson Taylor 5.00-5.45 Little Hours Satur(...)

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