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Ladies, hold on to your tents – there’s RAIN a comin’.

While Irish festival goers know only too well not to expect Coachella-style climes at home, it sure would be nice not to have to buy a boat before this weekend’s highly anticipated Electric Picnic.

Unfortunately though this coming weekend is on its way with one simple warning: DON’T forget your wellies!

Met Eireann has reported good news for those with a Friday EP pass as – some scattered showers aside – “a good deal of dry weather” is predicted as the favoured festival gets underway.

But sadly the truly dedicated revellers amongst us could be facing “wet and blustery [conditions] with persistent rain” for the rest of the weekend as showers will be a feature of Saturday night and Sunday.

So if your mam offers you a raincoat, poncho or brollie as you head off to Stradbally, make sure you take it.

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With this year's stellar line-up, we know that Electric Picnic 2016 was going to sell out fast. 

But no one was expecting it to sell out this fast! 

Without warning, EP social media pages shared those most dreaded of words yesterday evening: "Sold out." 

While a sigh of relief was heard by those who had got in there early and purchased their ticket, there was an audible collective murmer of PANIC. 

Stradbally's annual music and arts festival is setting up shop on the 2nd of Sep and with acts such as Lana del Rey, LCD Soundsystem, Haim and The Chemical Brothers, it's little wonder that tickets were snapped up in record time. 

Still, there is reams of fans who are not dealing well with the sudden news: 

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