WATCH: Electric Picnic Kicks Off

The three day extravaganza is underway, with 55,000 music fans heading to Laois.

Newstalk Lounge will be awash with famous faces from the worlds of sports, politics and entertainment at Electric Picnic.

The Newstalk Lounge will be located in the Mindfield Arena and over the course of the three days the station will host a series of live discussions, interviews, debates and entertainment shows. 

Meanwhile, organisers Festival Republic have signed a 10 year deal with Stradbally Hall’s owners.