Electric Picnic Capacity To Increase By 5,000

70,000 people are due to leave the Stradbally festival today.

Capacity at Electric Picnic will be increased next year.

Organisers have confirmed it will move to 75,000, up from 70,000 this year.

The date is also changing, for one year only, from early September to mid August, to accommodate a specific artist.

Organiser Melvin Benn says they're working towards a bigger event:

It was an emotional weekend for some of the acts performing. 

The Script paid tribute to their former bandmate Mark Sheehan, who died earlier this year at the age of 46.

And for Niall Horan, who was delighted to be in the midlands. 

The Mullingar says he couldn't put in words what it meant to him to return to the region and play at Electric Picnic.

He took to the stage shortly after 9 o'clock on Friday night, and played the first line of Nice To Meet You, before the sound failed.

He continued for a few seconds, unaware the thousands of people in front him couldn't hear anything. 

The Slow Hands singer then left the stage along with his backing group and returned ten minutes later, with take two going off without a hitch:

Midlands 103's Shannon Fogerty and Sinéad Hubble were in Stradbally over the weekend and they have complied this report:

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