Electric Picnic

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Abandoned tents and rubbish litter a campsite after Electric Picnic. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Hundreds of discarded tents from this year’s Electric Picnic have been delivered to homeless migrants in Calais. English homelessness charity Emmaus (...)

Abandoned tents and rubbish litter a campsite at Electric Picnic on Monday afternoon. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ten kilograms of waste per visitor – equivalent to a full aircraft hand-luggage travel case – is expected to to be collected from the Electric Picnic (...)

St Vincent: imperious in orange PVC, Annie Clark manipulates a selection of primary-colour guitars with demonic zest. Photograph: Dave Meehan

ST VINCENT Electric Arena The final curtain beckons at Electric Picnic 2018, but there’s still time for an impressively out-there performance from An(...)

St Vincent: imperious in orange PVC, Annie Clark manipulates a selection of primary-colour guitars with demonic zest. Photograph: Dave Meehan

ST VINCENT Electric Arena The final curtain beckons at Electric Picnic 2018, but there’s still time for an impressively out-there performance from An(...)

Fontaines DC: there is more here than the ghosts of Joy Division and The Fall. Photograph: Dave Meehan

FONTAINES DC Body & Soul stage “The revolution will not be televised, baby. It will be live.” Gil Scott-Heron’s words intuitively prefaced the ap(...)

On the way to the Jerry Fish tent. Submitted by Gwen Frazer

Don’t leave Stradbally without entering your best shot from this year’s festival weekend in our photo competition. If you spotted something weird or w(...)

Jessie Ware: she admits early on that she has a cold and “a croak”. Photograph: Dave Meehan

JESSIE WARE Electric Arena Too many pop stars document generic emotions for maximum empathy, but the British singer-songwriter Jessie Ware goes a few(...)

Electric Picnic: the festival will be bigger in 2019, according to Melvin Benn of Festival Republic, who was reading The Irish Times’ daily Ticket festival newsletter. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Electric Picnic is to expand for 2019, the organisers of this year’s sold-out music and arts festival say. An extra 2,500 people will be allowed into (...)

Garbage: Shirley Manson is a force of nature with a streak of introversion. Photograph: Dave Meehan

GARBAGE Main Stage It’s almost too perfect that the skies above Stradbally open as Shirley Manson sings the opening lines of Only Happy When It Rains(...)

Most riotous gig: the Dublin hip-hop duo Versatile on stage on Friday. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Most riotous gig Versatile, at Electric Arena on Friday evening. Gigs don’t get any more explosive. Most curious audience The crowd for Inhaler, at(...)

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