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In pics: the first night of the Electric Picnic

The tents are up and the festival is underway…

THE ELECTRIC PICNIC has gotten underway in Stradbally, Co Laois this evening. As revellers arrived for a weekend of culture and camping, events got underway across seven festival areas and stages this afternoon. Alabama Shakes and Gavin Friday have already taken to the main stage, and Icelandic band Sigur Ros are due there later tonight.

Meanwhile, The Vaccines and Ed Sheeran are among the acts playing the Electric Area this evening, while Mark Lanegan and Christy Moore hit the Crawdaddy stage. The festival is set to run until late on Sunday night.

In pics: the first night of the Electric Picnic
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    Mitchell O'Gorman, Derek Frisby and Alex Stevensma making beautiful music at EP 2012. (Photo: Tony Kinlan)
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    Alabama Shakes on the main stage today. (Photo: Tony Kinlan)
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    Gavin Friday giving it socks this evening. (Photo: Andres Poveda)
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    Emily Cuddy and Lillian Cuddy, two-and-a-half, settle into the Electric Picnic festival. (Photo: Tony Kinlan)
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    A crowd from Galway at EP2012. (Photo: Tony Kinlan)
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    Simon Downey gets comfortable at the Stradbally-based music event. (Photo: Tony Kinlan)
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    Diarmuid Glynn playing it cool at EP 2012. (Photo: Tony Kinlan)
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    Music fans from Donegal pictured at Electric Picnic 2012. (Photo: Tony Kinlan)
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    Pamela and Fred, 6, sing along to Alabama Shakes. (Photo: Tony Kinlan)
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    Gavin Friday performing on the main stage on the first night of Electric Picnic 2012. (Photo: Andres Poveda)
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    Bono wathes his friend Gavin Friday performing at the Electric Picnic this evening. (Photo: Andres Poveda)
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    One festival-goes carrying her bed through the campsite. (Photo: Tony Kinlan)
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    (Photo: Stephen Kilkenny/LightCurvePhoto)
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    (Photo: Stephen Kilkenny/LightCurvePhoto)

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