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Moment in Time: A look back at LaoisToday’s first ever Electric Picnic

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This time 12 months ago, LaoisToday made its Electric Picnic debut.

We gathered our cameras, jackets and our popular sign and headed for Stradbally Hall to mingle with the revellers.

And what a weekend we had. The weather threw everything at us but we ploughed on and met some great people.

It was freezing Friday, horsed rain on Saturday and was gloriously sunny on Sunday.

Among the highlights on Day 1 were Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra with DJ Mo K, Hudson Taylor, London Grammar and The XX. From a local perspective, Portlaoise-based band Pogueology were excellent.

Day 2 saw Madness, the Campden Town band who have been on the go since the 1970s, draw a big crowd to the main stage area during their set at while the Electric Ireland area was absolutely crammed for the performance of S Club 7.

Duran Duran closed the show on Sunday night on main stage and brought to an end a brilliant note.

This is also our first ever Moment in Time created solely on pictures taken by our photographer Julie Anne Miller.

We cannot wait for this weekend:

Wonder how you can get tickets? Well wonder no more
Wonder how you can get tickets? Well wonder no more

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Loyalty Tickets for Electric Picnic are now Sold out

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Want to get tickets to next year’s Electric Picnic? The prices are here

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