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Dublin: 11 °C Saturday 16 February, 2019
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They're getting absolutely lashed out of it down at Electric Picnic

Day two will be wet.

DAY TWO OF the Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally is getting underway but the 50,000 people down there are facing some pretty nasty weather.

This weather map from Met Éireann over the last six hours shows just how much rain has been dumped down on Co Laois.

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The persistent rain is set to improve as the day goes on with with rain getting more scattered. Met Éireann does, however, say that these showers could be heavy with some of these showers in fact turning thundery.

Later on tonight, the rain is expected to be confined more to the north and the northeast.

Gonna need bigger wellies... #electricpicnic #EP2016

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Despite the rain, yesterday’s first day saw a number of performances that might have you feeling like you’d braved the elements.

The Chemical Brothers closed out the main stage last night but a lot of the talk this morning has been about a gig by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and 2fm DJ Jenny Greene.

The orchestra is more used to playing classics of a different variety, but last night played a set that included some more recent dance music classics.

Like this version of Zombie Nation:

Tonight’s festival headliners LCD Soundsystem are scheduled to come on stage at just after midnight following Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

Read: Heading to Electric Picnic? Here’s what you need to know >

Read: 17 of the most Electric Picnic things that have ever happened >

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