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Moment In Time: Ed Sheeran and The Killers perform at Electric Picnic in 2012

Stradbally ladies having fun Electric Picnic 2012. Picture: Alf Harvey.

Ah, the Electric Picnic moment in times – like a local Reeling in the Years.

Electric Picnic 2012 marked the festival’s eighth year on the go – and added a few changes to the scene.

The music and arts welcomed the Trailer Park stage and the Algorythm stage in the forest to add something new and fresh to the festival.

The 2012 line-up brought a good variety of artists like The xx, Sigur Ros and Azealia Banks taking over Friday nights entertainment. Saturday’s popular acts included SBTRKT, Le Galaxie, Hudson Mohawke and The Cure, which pleased the masses of crowds.

Of Monsters and Men and Bat for Lashes were the ace performances for the Sunday of the festival, and to bring an end to the magical weekend on the main stage was of course the legendary band that is The Killers.

One of the biggest acts in the world 

Of course, one of the now-biggest musicians in the world also performed at the Picnic in 2012, but this red-haired boy from West Yorkshire was taking not to the Main Stage, but to the Electric Arena.

Twenty-one year old Ed Sheeran rocked the Electric Arena, and here’s hoping the now multi-millionaire might once return to the festival that saw him gain so many Irish fans six years ago.

Check out a selection of Alf Harvey’s photos below.

Susanne McCabe, Mairead O’Connor, Caroline Goucher and Theresa Carter, Laois Environmental Action Forum at Electric Picnic 2012.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Clare Coleman, Elaine Walsh, Shauna Whelehan and Laura Kearns, Stradbally at Electric Picnic 2012.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Mary and Laura Murphy with Irene Mathews, Portlaoise at Electric Picnic 2012.
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Jennifer Fitzpatrick attending her first Picnic with friends form Stradbally
at Electric Picnic 2012.
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Young Stradbally fans enjoying Ed Sheeran at Electric Picnic 2012.
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Anthony and Irene Walsh, The Heath at Electric Picnic 2012.
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Eoin Laffere with Fergus and Evan Bracken at Electric Picnic 2012.
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Enjoying Electric Picnic.
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Liam Burke and Barry Cahill, Abbeyleix enjoying The Strypes at Electric Picnic 2012.
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Adrian Cosby enjoying Electric Picnic.
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Boy Lites Fire made up of George Mercer, Portarlington; Kevin McDonnell, Cavan and Michael Daly, Balbriggan at Electric Picnic 2012.
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David Delaney and Jane Louise Kelly, Portlaoise with their ‘Life Map’ at Electric Picnic 2012.
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Abbeyleix festival fans at Electric Picnic 2012.
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at Electric Picnic 2012.
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Gemma Corcoran, Ballyroan and Annette O’Hara, Kildare at Electric Picnic 2012.
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Rathdowney music fans at Electric Picnic 2012.
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Sandra and Ger Ramsbottom, Ratheniska at Electric Picnic 2012.
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Ruadh‡n and Caomh‡n Harvey, Tullamore at Electric Picnic 2012.
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Ed Sheeran at Electric Picnic 2012.
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The Vaccines at Electric Picnic 2012.
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Ross McAleer, Stradbally celebrating his birthday with friends at Electric Picnic 2012.
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Stradbally ladies having fun Electric Picnic 2012.
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Conor Delaney and Beth Anne O’Shaughnessy at Electric Picnic 2012.
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George Dobson, Portlaoise and friends at Electric Picnic 2012.
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Anthony Kirwan, Shanahoe, Donal Murphy, Abbeyleix and Kevin Fitzpatrick, Ballyroan at Electric Picnic 2012.
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Aishling Hennessy, Portlaoise at Electric Picnic 2012.
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Jacqeline Kennedy, Arles, Sophie Murphy, Stradbally, Catherine Moore, Arles, Susan Moore, Portlaoise; Gavin Kelly and Michael Roddy, Stradbally and Clodagh Lacumber, Portlaoise at Electric Picnic 2012.
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Alabama Shakes at Electric Picnic 2012.
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Maeve Cole and Tricia Cuddy, Castletown glamming it at Electric Picnic 2012.
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Emma Dollard, Rathdowney; Helen Fogarty, Portlaoise and Lisa Delaney, Stradbally camping at Electric Picnic 2012.
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The Larkin family and friends from Stradbally enjoying Electric Picnic 2012.
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Ciara, Ivan, Celine and Amy Byrne, Portlaoise at Electric Picnic 2012.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

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