You may be waking up with a terrible feeling of regret at not landing a ticket for Electric Picnic this year after reading everyone's tweets and watching their Insta stories from the weekend. On the other hand, you may be reading this from the confines of your sweaty tent in Stradbally as you prepare to make your way home after a weekend of music.
Either way, the news that Electric Picnic tickets for 2019 are going on sale this coming Friday at 9am will cheer you up - particularly the fact that the price is not increasing.
It's also been announced that the festival is to expand its capacity by another 2,500 people next year, bringing the total capacity to 57,000. New areas of Stradbally estate will be used to incorporate the extra numbers, according to Melvin Benn of Festival Republic.
"Electric Picnic is about being amazing and I want to continue to bring incredible culture and value to the Picnic which is why we’ve got Seamus Heaney poems going on in Mindfield, why we’ve got an Irish language day and an all-female comedy night in Hazel Wood and the incredible Kendrick Lamar in Stradbally," he said. "I’m overwhelmed about how good the picnic has been and incredibly enthused about the future. I am going to open up more space and incorporate another field into the arena; thankfully the estate has all the space that we need.”
Highlights from across the weekend included Dua Lipa pulling a huge crowd to the Main Stage on Saturday, Hozier's duet with Mavis Staples and Kendrick Lamar's Friday night headline set. The Prodigy closed out the weekend with their set on the Main Stage last night, although the party continued til the wee hours in other areas, as always.