Festival goers will face cloudy conditions on Friday as they set up camp, with conditions improving as the weekend progresses.
Top temperatures of 21°C are being forecast for Saturday and Sunday — with the chance of showers breaking out. Big-name acts including The Cure, The Killers, Elbow and Orbital are all preparing to fly in for the annual festival this weekend.
A host of VIP names, including gorgeous presenter Cat Deeley and X Factor judge Louis Walsh, will travel to Laois during the three-day event.
And Sinead O’Connor, who wowed fans on the Main Stage last year, will be in the audience this time round.
She told the Irish Sun: “I’ll be there with my wig on.
“If you are looking for me, I will probably be the only sober person there — I am really looking forward to going down.”
Meanwhile, a top audiologist has warned fans to take care of their hearing at the event.
Hidden Hearing’s Keith Ross said extended periods of exposure to high-decibel noise can lead to irreversible hearing loss.
He said: “The message to Electric Picnic festival-goers is simple. Don’t stand too close to the speakers and give your ears a break from the noise from time to time.”