Now that we're firmly rapping on the door of Electric Picnic, it's probably time to start the unabashed speculation as to what tunes we'll be treated to in Stradbally this year.

Arctic Monkeys will be an interesting one. Alex Turner and co. will release their (Josh Homme produced) fifth album AM in the days after the Picnic, so one presumes that their set will feature a rake of new material. Three singles, the incredibly excellent 'Do I Wanna Know?' and 'R U Mine?', and the slightly less so 'Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?', have already seen the light of day and have raised expectations for the new album suitably. The fact does remain, however, that a lot of casual music fans tend to feel slightly put out when bands, particularly festival headliners, eschew their older hits in favour of newer, less recognisable newbies.

Having said that, the capacity crowd at Glastonbury didn't seem the slightest bit put out by the Arctic Monkeys set.

According to the wonderful online resource that is, we predict that the Arctic Monkeys set at Electric Picnic will resemble something like this (in no particular order):

  • Do I Wanna Know?
  • R U Mine?
  • Dancing Shoes 
  • Fluorescent Adolescent 
  • Brianstorm 
  • Crying Lightning 
  • Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair 
  • I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor 
  • Do Me a Favour 
  • Cornerstone 
  • Old Yellow Bricks 
  • Pretty Visitors 
  • Brick by Brick 
  • She's Thunderstorms 
  • When the Sun Goes Down 
  • Suck It and See 
  • Teddy Picker