Electric Picnic 2014 is in its final throes but a there's still quite the feast of music ahead of us before the doors close on this year's festival.
Sunday's Electric Picnic began for us in much-needed tranquil fashion in the company of Ronan O'Snodaigh at the Body & Soul stage. The Kila frontman was playing with his latest project The Occasionals along with a talented bunch of musicians (including Pete Pamf, Stephen Mogerley and Nick Seymour) but the output didn't stray too far from the music we've come to expect from O'Snodaigh. A perfect way to acclimatise to day three.
Sinead O'Connor was next up for us. Having never seen her play live before we weren't entirely sure what to expect from a mid-afternoon show, or whether this (very young) crowd would trouble themselves to drag their bones to see her in the drizzling rain.
We needn't have been concerned. The arena was packed and Sinead fed from the energy, something which very much showed in her performance. O'Connor is one of Ireland's true artists, the owner of an almost other-worldly voice - a sound which has been harnessed so perfectly on her new record 'I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss' and reproduced so excellently at Electric Picnic.
One of the highlights of last year's festival was St Vincent's mesmerising performance alongside Talking Heads' David Byrne, a show which - quite literally - had people in tears. She returned this year under her own banner but didn't seem to quite repeat the trick.
It's probably unfair to compare the two shows, as musically they're quite different, but nonetheless our probably-too-lofty expectations weren't met in the Electric Arena.
Next up is Beck and Outkast and then that's it for Electric Picnic. We feel they might just have saved the best for last though.