Electric Picnic

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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(...)

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(...)

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