Niall Horan was in his element at Friday night’s Electric Picnic, performing in front of his largest solo audience to date, addressing the 70,000-plus Stradbally throng, “I love our little country, I love being here tonight.”
“I wish I could put into words how this felt,” the 29-year-old stated at the end of his act. “From Mullingar’s Patrick Street to this…”This is a country of less than five million people, yet the amount of noise we generate across the world is ridiculous. And I’m happy to fly the flag for our little country all over the world for as long as you want me to.
“I love our little country. I love being here tonight. I love you all. Thank you so much for coming out to see me. And then I hope you all get lost in the woods somewhere there later on!””You know you’ll have a text from your mother in about two hours,” he joked.
The One Direction favourite said playing at Electric Picnic had been “an absolute dream come true”.
“This is by far the biggest audience I’ve played to as a solo artist and I really appreciate it, the support from my home nation.”And it’s great to be back in the Midlands, only an hour away from home, and have this. Thank you all so much.” “I love you all and I’ll see you next year in Dublin,” he concluded before launching into his first solo hit, Slow Hands.The festival continues until Sunday.