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In Pictures: Check out these snaps from the Electric Picnic media day

Aidan, Heather and Kevin, Trillium Productions who set up the home of 'Little Picnic' pictured at the Electric Picnic Press Day journey 'At the Ready for our Reccie', Tuesday 28 August 2018. Picture: Alf Harvey. No reproduction fee, supplied from LHPR for Electric Picnic

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For most of you, the Electric Picnic will begin on Friday.

But for a select few, the festival is already underway!

The Electric Picnic media day took place in Stradbally Hall as members of the media, including LaoisToday, were invited to take an exclusive look at the site.

It began in the Little Picnic area where it is all about the kids and keeping them entertained.

Harvest Moon, Trenchtown and Transmission were other places on the list before we all got on our bikes for Tour de Picnic.

Up and coming band Wild Youth provided entertainment on the main stage before festival guru Melvin Benn greeted the media.

The day concluded with a trip to the Tesco food banquet where we were treated to a three course meal by chef Derry Clarke.

It was a great day all around and Alf Harvey was on hand to capture the best of the action:

‘Wild Youth’ who performed at the Electric Picnic Press Day journey ‘At the Ready for our Reccie’, Tuesday 28 August 2018.
Picture: Alf Harvey. No reproduction fee, supplied from LHPR for Electric Picnic
Festival Director Melvin Benn at the Electric Picnic Press Day journey ‘At the Ready for our Reccie’, Tuesday 28 August 2018.
Picture: Alf Harvey. No reproduction fee, supplied from LHPR for Electric Picnic
The Banquet at the Electric Picnic Press Day journey ‘At the Ready for our Reccie’, Tuesday 28 August 2018.
Picture: Alf Harvey. No reproduction fee, supplied from LHPR for Electric Picnic
The Tiny Quartet of Graham Heaney, Sarah Lynch and Donal Gunne performing in The Banquet at the Electric Picnic Press Day journey ‘At the Ready for our Reccie’, Tuesday 28 August 2018.
Picture: Alf Harvey. No reproduction fee, supplied from LHPR for Electric Picnic
Birthday boy Michelin Star Chef Derry Clarke with Festival Director Melvin Benn in The Banquet at the Electric Picnic Press Day journey ‘At the Ready for our Reccie’, Tuesday 28 August 2018.
Picture: Alf Harvey. No reproduction fee, supplied from LHPR for Electric Picnic
Paddy Hayter of the Footsbarn Theatre Company with Robyn (3) and Rachel (5) Smit from Stradbally at the Electric Picnic Press Day journey ‘At the Ready for our Reccie’, Tuesday 28 August 2018.
Picture: Alf Harvey. No reproduction fee, supplied from LHPR for Electric Picnic
Aidan, Heather and Kevin, Trillium Productions who set up the home of ‘Little Picnic’ pictured at the Electric Picnic Press Day journey ‘At the Ready for our Reccie’, Tuesday 28 August 2018.
Picture: Alf Harvey. No reproduction fee, supplied from LHPR for Electric Picnic
La Fura dels Baus perrforming at the Electric Picnic Press Day journey ‘At the Ready for our Reccie’, Tuesday 28 August 2018.
Picture: Alf Harvey. No reproduction fee, supplied from LHPR for Electric Picnic
La Fura dels Baus perrforming at the Electric Picnic Press Day journey ‘At the Ready for our Reccie’, Tuesday 28 August 2018.
Picture: Alf Harvey. No reproduction fee, supplied from LHPR for Electric Picnic
David Whelan of ‘Wild Youth; performing their massive hit single ‘Can’t Move On’ at the Electric Picnic Press Day journey ‘At the Ready for our Reccie’, Tuesday 28 August 2018.
Picture: Alf Harvey. No reproduction fee, supplied from LHPR for Electric Picnic
La Fura dels Baus perrforming at the Electric Picnic Press Day journey ‘At the Ready for our Reccie’, Tuesday 28 August 2018.
Picture: Alf Harvey. No reproduction fee, supplied from LHPR for Electric Picnic
Harvest Moon luxury accomodation on show at the Electric Picnic Press Day journey ‘At the Ready for our Reccie’, Tuesday 28 August 2018.
Picture: Alf Harvey. No reproduction fee, supplied from LHPR for Electric Picnic
Harvest Moon luxury accomodation on show at the Electric Picnic Press Day journey ‘At the Ready for our Reccie’, Tuesday 28 August 2018.
Picture: Alf Harvey. No reproduction fee, supplied from LHPR for Electric Picnic
Emma Leddy, Tour De PIcnic and Michael McMahon, Irish Dairy Council with natural milkshakes at the Electric Picnic Press Day journey ‘At the Ready for our Reccie’, Tuesday 28 August 2018.
Picture: Alf Harvey. No reproduction fee, supplied from LHPR for Electric Picnic
Izzy Lawlor, Wicklow and working with the Irish Dairy Council at the Electric Picnic Press Day journey ‘At the Ready for our Reccie’, Tuesday 28 August 2018.
Picture: Alf Harvey. No reproduction fee, supplied from LHPR for Electric Picnic

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.