As Electric Picnic 2012 moved towards its climax last night some of the most anticipated (in our eyes, at least) gigs of the weekend were still to come - and they didn't disappoint.
Guy Garvey was in rather jovial mode when he and the rest of Elbow took to the Main Stage shortly after 8pm with a pint of Guinness in hand, clearly revelling in the attention of the masses assembled before him. After twenty years as a band, Elbow have had plenty of time to master the skills necessary to engage an audience and there were few better showman on stage over the weekend than Garvey. And that voice of his - extraordinary.
Following Elbow, we hopped on over to the Little Big Tent as fast as we could to check out LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy behind the decks. Apparently we weren't the only ones with the same idea because the tent was PACKED. A quick ten minute queue outside ensured our eventual entry and, once inside, it was worth the wait. While we would have obviously liked this to be an LCD gig, seeing James Murphy spin some of his favourite tunes was a good second best.
Finally, the lat set that entertainment.ie caught at Electric Picnic 2012 was Glen Hansard closing off the Crawdaddy stage for another year. We got there for the final 15 minutes to see Hansard, accompanied by the amazing Colm Mac Con Iomaire, dancing a solo waltz to the strains of the Father Ted before launching into The Frames' classic 'Revelate' and Fitzcarraldo. Not a bad send off.
See you next year Electric Picnic.