Electric Picnic ready to rock as ten more years signed for festival
Final preparations are underway in Co Laois ahead of the final big music festival of the summer.
35,000 people will begin converging on Stradbally on Thursday evening for the annual Electric Picnic.
The event is sold out and promoters say no more tickets will be going on sale.
However it's been confirmed that new contracts have been signed for a further 10 years of the music and arts festival.
The owner of the Stradbally Hall estate, Thomas Cosby, said he has recently signed a contract to ensure a further 10 years of Electric Picnic.
"It's amazing how it's flown by, and it's a great thing we've got to ten years so quickly. It's amazing it's sold out in its tenth year - it bodes well for the future," Cosby said.
British DJ Fatboy Slim tops the billing at this weekend's Electric Picnic, which is now marking its 10th anniversary. Other acts include the Arctic Monkeys, Two Door Cinema Club, Bjork, Franz Ferdinand and Kodaline.
As well as music, there's a host of other events to entertain the crowds, with the Body and Soul zone, the Mindfield spoken word arena, the Comedy Tent and Theatre of Food area.
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