Friday night has reminded us why this is Ireland's biggest and best music festival.

It's like we never even left. The fields of Stradbally Estate have become familiar over the years but the wares peddled at this festival never feel old. We're but a few hours into Electric Picnic 2014 and it's already looking to be quite the weekend here.

Friday's treats have been wide and varied. We arrived just as The Strypes were putting the finishing touches on their early evening set on the main stage (to a very large crowd, we might add).

Blondie, up next on the main stage, paid homage to The Strypes too shortly after beginning her set after that of the Cavan teenagers making clear to the throngs in attendance that exactly how much she thought of the Cavan youngsters.

As far as 'heritage acts' go, Electric Picnic is as fond as anyone as adding an act or two from yesterday to their bill and Blondie could certainly be categorised as that. Still though, even after all these years time has been kind to Debbie Harry. Still though, seeing the younger element of the crowd silently mouth to each other if her opening song 'One Way or Another' was a One Direction cover or not was slightly jarring.

After Blondie, we took the short trip to Jimmie Lee's Juke Joint in the Trailer Park for Electric Picnic newcomers Oki's Wagon. This new Dublin outfit are a tight unit - all six of them. Smoky blues mixed with the more traditional element of folk was the order of the day and covers of Fleetwood Mac's 'I Need Your Love So Bad' and 'Shake, Shake, Shake' from The Hot Sprockets didn't seem out of place during their excellent hour long set. 

Girl Band at the Body & Soul main stage was next on the agenda. Having released what is arguably the Irish single of the year so far in 'Lawman', expectations were high - and they didn't disappoint. It's hard to describe their sound (and you'll know what we mean if you've heard them), but it's best put as 'dissonant'. Brilliantly dissonant. 

That's about it for Friday here at Electric Picnic. Keep in touch with us on Twitter and we'll see you tomorrow for more Electric Picnic 2014!