Electric Picnic 2010 - Line Up In Detail
It's that time of the year again. Lunchtime today saw the official announcement of the Electric Picnic 2010 line up in the Pod on Harcourt Street. Presided over by Rubber Bandits, a Limerick hip-hop duo who gave interviews with Spar bags over their heads (kids: we don't recommend this) as if to protect their identities from the clamouring hordes of press on hand. The duo are pencilled in to perform at Electric Picnic on a "massive stage in front of loads of people", according to them.
Electric Picnic is the highlight of the Summer Festival calendar for those who are looking for an alternative to Oxegen. Now in its 7th year, Electric Picnic has firmly established its position as a sort of 'Irish Glastonbury', a festival whose unique atmosphere attracts festival goers from all across Europe.
Electric Picnic isn't just known for its music; there's a whole lot more going on too. Mindfield, the Picnic's spoken word section, was incredibly popular last year. Channel 4 anchorman Jon Snow showed up in his wellies to chair a debate on the role of the international media; Florence Welch gave a poetry recital, not to mention all the goings-on in the Science Gallery, Puball Gaelige and the Arts Council Literary Stage - the perfect place to spend a few hungover hours on sunny afternoons.
The famed Body & Soul area has always been a favourite of hardened Picnic veterans too. Body & Soul will be shape-shifting this year, pushing the ever-evolving village to fresh extremes: adding a new spark of energy, passion and raw talent into the creative, enchanted landscape that has become synonymous with the name.
Add to this the The Global Green for environment lovers, Stadbelly Laughs for the comedy fans among you and all the regular favourites like the Silent Disco, the Art Trail, Fossets Circus and the Farmers Market and everyone is sure to have a whale of a time. One last thing, let's not forget the most important ingredient of all at Electric Picnic....YOU!
Now, as for who'll be playing in Stradbally this year (click band name for more information on the artist):
Roxy Music (w/ Bryan Ferry)
Public Image Limited
Mumford & Sons
Jonsi (Sigur Ros)
Fat Freddy's Drop
Afro Celt Soundsystem
Bloody Beetroots Death Crew77
The Big Pink
The Low Anthem
The Redneck Manifesto
Here We Go Magic
Messiah J & The Expert
Dublin Gospel Choir
Breakestra & Chali 2na
Plus more to be announced!
Weekend tickets and Family Camping tickets are priced at €240. Each adult can bring up to two kids under 12. There are no single day tickets. Campervan tickets (for access to campervan parks) are €60. All ticket prices include booking fee and VAT and go on sale at 9am on Friday 26th March from all usual outlets.
Story by EI Team | 09:00 | Wednesday 24th March 2010 | Music
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