Electric Picnic

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Electric atmosphere: Dublin fans at the Picnic celebrate their team’s All-Ireland win. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The pranksters from Ireland: A Survivor’s Guide may not have quite appreciated what they’d signed up for when they agreed to go on ahead of the screen(...)

Ways of the Festival: Emer Moloney, from Thurles, and Tara Byrne, from Cork, at Electric Picnic on Sunday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The world of Electric Picnic has become normal. Sunday morning is laid-back and dreamy, trying to woo us back after Saturday night’s oversights. The r(...)

Massive Attack on the main stage on Saturday night. Photograph: Dave Meehan

MASSIVE ATTACK Main Stage Massive Attack treated Picnickers to a preview of their headline performance when they interrupted breakfast with a rumblin(...)

Inner Circle, aka The Bad Boys of Reggae. Photograph:  Ralph Notaro/Getty Images

1. INNER CIRCLE Main Stage, 2.30pm Legacy artists tend to do very well at festivals. Take Chic: It was Electric Picnic that tempted the band to make (...)

Massive Attack: Grant Marshall on stage on Saturday night. Photograph: Dave Meehan

MASSIVE ATTACK Main Stage Massive Attack treated Picnickers to a preview of their headline performance when they interrupted breakfast with a rumblin(...)

Dua Lipa: she gets away with wearing a bra and open wavy shirt on a September night in Laois, making it feel like a fashion statement rather than an attempt to catch pneumonia. Photograph: Dave Meehan

DUA LIPA Main Stage It’s one of the most poptastic Electric Picnics ever, with Kendrick Lamar and Chvrches owning Friday night and Sigrid providing o(...)

Unexpected discoveries: Patsy Preston’s horse hangs in the trees. Photograph: Dave Meehan

For the tired, the jaded, the cynical and the sensorially overloaded, Electric Picnic has the antidote for you. Which is fair enough, as it probably w(...)

Whenyoung: Aoife Power works her guitar, and her vocal range, with relish. Photograph: Dave Meehan

WHENYOUNG Other Voices The Other Voices stage reminds me of the old McGonagles on South Anne Street in Dublin. It’s got that potentially depraved chu(...)

Wolf Alice: Ellie Rowsell, the band’s lead singer, is the linchpin that holds it all together. Photograph: Dave Meehan

WOLF ALICE Electric Arena A sparse crowd initially greets this London-based band, but no sooner has the first song finished than the sizeable tent fi(...)

Mavis Staples: the singer is heading for 80, but you wouldn’t know it. Photograph: Dave Meehan

MAVIS STAPLES Main Stage Waking up to the news that Donald Trump is coming to Ireland, it can be hard to remember there’s good in the world. That’s w(...)

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