Wellies and wheelbarrows during a prepared – it’s Picnic time

September 5, 2015 - Picnic Time

Kirsty Blake Knox

Published 05/09/2015 | 02:30


Festival goers nearing during a Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Festival goers nearing during a Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Lissy Starr during a Electric Picnic in Stradball

They came armed with wheelbarrows, mattresses, shine and wellies. The initial of a 48,500 Electric Picnic revellers arrived in Stradbally early in a morning dynamic to make a many of a three-day festival.

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“You know what they contend about early birds,” Benita Hickson (20) from Rathgar said. “They get a good camping spot.”

A 3km tailback meant it was delayed removing by a gates though disappointment dissolute once cars had been unloaded and a few good deserved drinks downed. “It’s an awful trek removing here though once we get by a opening we don’t remember a trade jams,” Aisling Byrne (21), from Terenure, said. “You usually wish to listen to a music.”

Dry shampoo, scald plasters and a everlasting supply of baby wipes were deemed festival essentials.

John and Ciara Kelly from Loughrea carted their reserve towards a stay site in a rusty wheelbarrow. “We’re travelling in style,” Ciara said. “We’ve left a kids during home and can’t wait to see The Vengaboys. It’s going to be a outing down memory lane.”

The Coronas, Belle and Sebastian and Ham Sandwich were among a pivotal players yesterday evening, with Underworld headlining.

Jamaican thespian Grace Jones, aka May Day in 1985 Bond film A View to Kill, stole a uncover when she strutted out on stage. “The lady is an icon!” an vehement fan in a array screamed.

Today, 90s rope Blur will intone about Parklife while soulful thespian Sam Smith and Future Islands belt out hits.

“It’s a unequivocally heterogeneous choice this year,” David O’Hara (22) from Dublin’s Man O’War said. “That’s what creates Electric Picnic so great. Plus, we consider it’s a usually time of a year we can get divided with wearing a bandana.”

Families headed towards a Body and Soul area to chill out. Sisters Suzanne O’Connor, Samantha Whelan and Irene Lalor from Stradbally arrived with their children.

“It’s a good day for a kids,” Suzanne said. “They get their faces embellished and go to a circus. It’s a really protected sourroundings and we get to listen to good music.”

Boxer Andy Lee, Laura Whitmore, Amy Huberman, Roz Purcell and beloved Niall Breslin are all formulation on streamer to Laois over a weekend.

Irish Independent

source ⦿ http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/music-news/wellies-and-wheelbarrows-at-the-ready-its-picnic-time-31504189.html

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