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Electric Picnic

  • Aug 30, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • Stradbally

Here you go, festival fans – the first raft of acts playing the 10th (not the 10th anniversary as the press release claims) Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois from August 30 to September 1

Arctic Monkeys (as predicted by OTR)
Bjork (as predicted by OTR)
Fatboy Slim (as predicted by OTR)
Savages (that news will make a lot of people happy)
Franz Ferdinand (new album coming pronto – kudos to @LaScary for this, though)
David Byrne & St Vincent
Ocean Colour Scene (there’s always one)
Polica (not Policia as the press release has it)
Chvrches (name spelled wrong on the press release too – the agent will be delighted with that as the booker will soon find out)
Eels
Noah & The Whale
Johnny Marr (we heart Marr and “The Messenger” rules)
Disclosure (hell yeah!)
The Walkmen (one of our fave EP memories is hearing ‘em play “The Rat”)
Warpaint
Hurts (second album is utter shite)
Mick Flannery (don’t play poker with Flannery, alright?)
Baauer
Tiga
The Strypes
Parquet Courts (thumbs up)
Clinic
Deap Valley
Soak (first time gigging in Co Laois for Bridie)

UPDATE

Late additions that, for some reason, the Picnic organisers didn’t announce earlier today (probably on a different piece of paper or the booker had mislaid his calculator or the list was with the Live Nation lawyers for sign-off or something):

My Bloody Valentine
The Knife
Wu-Tang Clan
Hudson Mohawke
Mount Kimbie
Palma Violets
The 1975
Luke Sital-Singh (a star of the recent Banter Salon in London, dontcha know)
Black Uhuru
Merchandise (YES!)
Peace
Mano Le Tough (the Greystones dude with the cracking album “Changing Days”)
Mount Kimbie
Blondes
Clinic
Nina Nesbitt (Jimmy’s sister)
Dublin Gospel Choir (you can’t have a Picnic without the lads and lasses in the cloaks)
Ms Mr

Ticket details: those who who can prove they have attended three or more Electric Picnics can avail of a price of €149.50. A weekend ticket will be €189.50 until July 28th and €229.50 after that date. Arctic Monkeys headline Sunday and there will be day tickets on sale at €85 a pop.

extremely loose plans for the Electric Picnic, however if I want meet up for a Booster and I'm in the same location my Number is 0857485301. If not, Enjoy.

 

 

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  • Mette

    Hi all:) I don't know how this works or if this tread is still checked at all but.... I really wanna go again this year but can't get any of my friends to go with me :( I'm from Denmark and I would be a bit worried about camping all alone so if anyone would want my tent next to theirs it would be so great..... Not worried about going alone, would just be nice to camp with people, who would also notice if I get killed ;) let me know if you wouldn't mind ... Im a very nice and fun person :D look me up at Facebook Name is Mette Lauritzen my profile pic is me making a funny face :) thanks :)

    January 21, 2014

    • Mette

      Thanks sounds great.... I will join later, just wanted to see, have to book holiday from work for the summer now :) I will buy my flight and ticket .... Pity my friends hate festivals :) talk later then and see you then maybe :)

      1 · January 22, 2014

    • Karina

      Maybe it's time to extend your circle of friends Mette.....that's the great thing about meetup:-) You get to 'hang out' with like minded individuals. It means you get to do the stuff that you really want to do, without having to be at the mercy of friends that you probably have had for years, but are not neccessarily into the same things or maybe you have just outgrown each other. Anyhow meetup it a brilliant concept and it's very liberating for this reason. Hope to see you at the picnic Mette!

      January 22, 2014

  • Mette

    Hi all :) don't know if anyone checks this tread anymore but.... I went last year with a friend and I REALLY want to go again this year

    January 21, 2014

  • Mette

    hi all :)

    January 21, 2014

  • Mette

    hi all :)

    January 21, 2014

  • Mette

    Hi all :)

    January 21, 2014

  • Derek M.

    Just Grand.

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • Diarmuid

    Great weekend! Highlights were David Byrne & St. Vincent and Billy Bragg. Both gigs were top class. Also The Beat, Johnny Marr, Jerry Fish, Kevin McAleer, Knives, Tieranniesaur, some of the Salty Dog acts. And great to meet up with everyone!

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • Derek M.

    too much to say so check my bloggy thing on FB!

    3 · September 4, 2013

    • Dave C.

      Great recollection of the weekend Derek S. Marr, as you shall now be known! Bring on the writers!! :)

      September 5, 2013

  • Luna

    David Byrne pretty much the highlight. ..what a performance!!

    1 · September 2, 2013

    • Dave C.

      Incredible!! :)

      2 · September 4, 2013

    • Antoinette

      David Byrne utterly awesome. Every note and syllable finely trimmed. Anybody heard 'Here Lies Love'? With Fatboy Slim - its about Imelda Marcos. . . .

      1 · September 5, 2013

  • Dave C.

    Well, what can I say. Thanks all you guys for making it the best weekend ever. Full diary of the weekend posted on the discussion board.....see y'all on the 20th I hope :)

    6 · September 4, 2013

    • Mandi

      Guys hope to see you all in October,away 20 Sept in London

      1 · September 5, 2013

    • Karina

      Have a good one Mandi and will look forward to catching up with you in October:-)

      September 5, 2013

  • Mandi

    Amazing music and people

    2 · September 5, 2013

  • Tim

    Great weekend and for once not a drop of rain on any day:-) Great to meet a few new faces and hang around with the old ones. Only starting to feel human again now but that is always a sign of getting to see so many bands in such a short space of time:-)

    3 · September 5, 2013

  • Mathilde B.

    What a great weekend! I didn't get to meet everyone here, but I'm happy with everyone I met :-) Rock on.

    2 · September 2, 2013

    • Mathilde B.

      Hahaha thanks for the promotion, Dave, you're a sweetheart! http://www.meetup.com...­

      1 · September 4, 2013

    • Karina

      Will try to make Friday Mathilda, but not exactly sure yet:-\ Sorry did'nt get to meet up with you at EP, but will catch up with again (maybe Fri)

      September 4, 2013

  • bobb

    Fantastic weekend, still recovering. Lots of wonderful moments, highlights obviously John Grant, David Byrne, The Knife and the Late Night camp-fire sing song in Body & Soul and of course the lovely campers in Oscar Wilde. Was great to meet up with the gigonometrists, though unfortunately quite a few I didn't get to see. Next Time Gadget! Looking forward more :-)

    5 · September 3, 2013

    • Mandi

      Hey karina,I had asked you to call me,pity we never met up,who did you hang out with?

      1 · September 3, 2013

    • Karina

      Hi Mandi....sorry bout that:-( The charge in my phone ran out....although I did put up a couple messages to see where everyone was. It was late Saturday by the time I got down. Bumped into some people I know and kinda got a bit sidetracked for a while and then the time literally flew! Was meaning to go and have a look at Oscar Wilde area but never made it! Stayed in Pink Moon. Spent a lot of time in body and soul.....ended up spending a good deal of time in bog cottage with the people there who I had met in Knockan Stockan....lovely crowd! Did you go in there at all? I left it at 4am on Sun Morn!

      September 4, 2013

  • enda mc l.

    the picnic was the most enjoyable experience in years a great place to be yourself and relax listen to great music and share the the experience with fellow music lovers thanks to all that I met. roll on 2014 picnic and gigs in between cheers Enda

    5 · September 3, 2013

  • Ruairí

    madness, roll on next year!

    5 · September 3, 2013

    • Karina

      Yep!...my sentiments also Ruairi:-) Take you enjoyed it so....

      September 3, 2013

  • Dana

    Excellent weekend, impressed with the logistics of it, will go next year as well :-)

    3 · September 2, 2013

    • Karina

      Defo!....count me in as well:-)

      2 · September 3, 2013

  • Mary

    Wow! What a party!! Thanks for uploading the photos, they are fab! Sure was an all-inspiring experience!! :=)

    4 · September 2, 2013

    • Karina

      Certainly was Mary! Probably sums it up quite well:-) Roll on next year....I'm definately going back:-) sure it's no wonder the tickets were sold out! Best value for money you will get when you think about it! You pay upto eighty euro for one gig alone in the O2 and you have a whole weekend of world class artists for two hundred down there! Sure where else would ye get it...eh?

      1 · September 3, 2013

  • Ray D.

    We're at the main stage for Black Uhuru if anyone wants to join us.

    September 1, 2013

    • Karina

      Hey Ray...just saw this now! Black Uhuru excellent! Did you go to the hotpress interview with them?.wonderful

      September 3, 2013

  • Karina

    Hey..anyone around yet?....I'm at body and soul at the moment

    September 1, 2013

    • Mandi

      Hey,just checking emails now,had internet off during weekend,did you have fun??

      September 2, 2013

    • Karina

      Hey Mandi!...what a festival! I'm still in recovery mode after it:-) Yeah it was hard with the phones alright. Pity I never got to meet up with the Oscar Wilder's. Got down late Sat and the time just flew!....so much to do there. Only got to some of the stuff but I'll defo be going back for more nxt year. Great event! We'll havta go for a booster to catch up.....

      September 3, 2013

  • fran

    Hi all, I finally decided against selling my ticket so was wondering if anyone was driving down from the Southside with space in their car! I travel light enough and will share the expense. Ideally looking to get there before 4. Otherwise I'll be bus-ing it - probably around 2pm. Cheers!

    August 28, 2013

    • Mandi

      Nice to meet you Fran,are you again soon

      1 · September 2, 2013

    • Mandi

      Meant see you again

      1 · September 2, 2013

  • Ruairí

    Anyone in Oscar Wilde yet?

    August 30, 2013

    • Mandi

      Nice to meet you,never got to say bye,keep in touch

      September 2, 2013

  • Mandi

    I forgot David Byrne,performance of the weekend!!!

    September 2, 2013

  • Mandi

    What a wonderful weekend,so many Highlights,John Grant,Robert Plant,Johnny Marr...amazing gigonometry people,thanks so much Dave for saving my life with your lovely sweater and wonderful company,it was fantastic to meet everyone,so lovely,so many great memories,obj thanks Diarmaid for accompanying me to Fat Boy Slim on Friday night..keep in touch

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Didn't get to meet up with anyone at the Knife as they'd already started when I got there. Amazing show and festival.

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • Conor

    Anyone have a spare ticket for sale?!!

    August 26, 2013

    • Mary

      Yes, any luck James?

      August 30, 2013

    • Mary

      Cheers James!

      September 1, 2013

  • Tim

    Morning folks- heading for Body & Soul for Juhn Echo at 12 noon- young g from Galway that wi good start to the day. number is[masked] but reception isn't great for me.

    1 · August 31, 2013

  • Ray D.

    Hey, I'm at the main stage in the Body & Soul area if anyone would like to join me. For people going to mbv later we're meeting by the ice cream van shortly before they start.

    1 · August 30, 2013

    • Ray D.

      My number is[masked]

      1 · August 30, 2013

  • Karina

    Hey bob....try hold onto a bit of space around there incase any of the rest of our gang need it. Girl callled Dee says she does'nt know till she gets down. I have mattress s bag etc but no tent, so will most likely havta stick to pink moon option. She said she will hold it for me. V hard to get a tent..all sold out everywhere.....

    2 · August 30, 2013

  • Karina

    Ok finally sorted!.....got pink moon one tent down from mosquitos five in a row! Hope to get there around mid morning tommorrow:-) Hope you all have a great one tonight....see you all tommorrow:-)

    1 · August 30, 2013

    • Karina

      No I cant go down until tommorrow unfortunately...so see you all then:-)

      August 30, 2013

    • Karina

      Haha yeah "Pink Moon Vicky" a harsh mistress alright....but if ye keep on the right side of her she's not too bad:-) Make sure me tent is there for....wont yez? She said she'd put me name on it till I get there.....

      August 30, 2013

  • bobb

    We're camping up in Oscar Wilde right now, lots of space beside us at the moment

    2 · August 30, 2013

  • Dee S.

    Very last minute saying yes here, have had my ticket for ages. I'm driving from Dublin city centre around 2 if one or two people want a lift. I have to come back Sunday eve though so you may not want a lift back then!!

    August 30, 2013

    • Karina

      Hi Dee....which camping are you doing?

      August 30, 2013

    • Dee S.

      No idea to be honest. Will decide when I get there

      August 30, 2013

  • treasa

    hey lads and lassies! who is doing the cycle down???

    August 28, 2013

    • Dave C.

      Might see you tee cycle Treasa; my number is[masked] if you want company on the journey :)

      August 29, 2013

    • Tim

      Hey Dave- you might be on the road already but I will be down early enough and will be aiming for Oscar Wilde. Hoping to be down about 2- number is[masked] in case! Hope you both have a good cycle down!

      August 30, 2013

  • james

    2moro-i might have a ticket for sale for this-best offer secures

    August 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      James what's your number really?

      August 30, 2013

  • Juliet

    I will be driving as well. Can only collect at Ikea or Dublin airport Sorrry about that ,Because I live in Skerries. :-) Although am not sure of time just yet.
    I work until 1pm on Friday.
    Will jot down your mobile number Bobb for meet-up at the Venue.
    I would love to camp with the rest of the group.
    Juliet

    1 · August 28, 2013

    • Juliet

      Awesome cheers Bobb.see you tomorrow

      1 · August 29, 2013

    • fran

      Yeah me too. I have a lift down with some posh people so I'll probably give you a shout when I get down there - so I can normal-camp close to the gang!

      1 · August 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi guys few hrs left to get fckd up !!! ;) I have set a place to camp if you fancy camping around too .
    There will be orange helium balloons to be easy to spot me! (hoping they don't burst on the way)
    Come and say hello have a laugh if you see the orange balloons at the Oscar Wilde camp site :
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/vy2kqrhxtgp08w7/photo%20%281%29.JPG. By the red circle. :)

    August 29, 2013

  • Juliet

    It look like everyone is doing their own thing or hooks up with friends. Anyone or girl here heading down alone ? :-)

    August 28, 2013

    • Caroline

      Hi Juliet. I'd love to meet up with you. I'm camping in pink moon with my sisters friends. So kinda heading down on my own. I'm working till 1.30 and heading straight after that. Please send me a text if you fancy meeting up. Depending on what time you arrive and how things are going could arrange to meet you at some stage maybe outside the casa Bacardi bar. My phone number is[masked] 5528. Hopefully you will meet up with the rest of the gang anyway.

      2 · August 29, 2013

    • Gavin L.

      I'm in pink moon you can join us i sent you e-mail if you wish. going with friend and other meet up-ers

      August 29, 2013

  • Sinead Ni M.

    I can only go if there is a spare ticket- anyone know of any going please?

    August 29, 2013

  • Gavin L.

    Will any one be Twerking down there? Apparently it's new dance craze these days!

    1 · August 29, 2013

    • Karina

      Better start practicing so.....incase I want to alternate between that and the backpack dancing.....jaysus I'll be exhausted!! what will ye be going for yourself Gavin?

      August 29, 2013

    • Gavin L.

      What did you decide to do Karina

      August 29, 2013

  • bobb

    Hi all! Is there anyone else going with ordinary camping? A few of us are meeting up in Stradbally about 3pm to camp beside each other, others welcome to join. Also, I'll be driving from Sutton if anyone would like a lift, could pick up in town or on the way.

    August 22, 2013

    • bobb

      Hey Caroline! No probs. Lets go for a Booster!! :-)

      August 28, 2013

    • Karina

      Hi Caroline....I will send you on my ph no. Heading down on Fri also and not sure yet what time either....hoping to book pink moon also.

      August 29, 2013

  • Juliet

    Delighted to be joining you folks . My First EP and my second camping festival. Really looking forward to it. :-)

    3 · August 27, 2013

    • Thérèse (aka D.

      Hope you have a great picnic Juliet. Me, my sis & a few friends are camping in Jimi Hendrix beside the crooked tree if you're camping at that site. It's v. buzzy & fun : )

      1 · August 28, 2013

    • Juliet

      Cheers babe. You too. Might see you around :)

      August 28, 2013

  • Gavin L.

    Here’s to the babies in a brand new world,
    Here’s to the beauty of the stars
    Here’s to the travellers on the open road
    Here’s to the dreamers in the bars
    Here’s to the teachers in the crowded rooms
    Here’s to the workers in the fields
    Here’s to the preachers of the sacred word
    Here’s to the drivers at the wheels
    Here’s to you my little love let the day begin
    Here’s to you my little love with blessings from above, let the day begin

    August 28, 2013

  • enda mc l.

    hi all
    I'm driving down on Friday around lunchtime in a van if anybody needs any camping gear brought down give me a shout and if I can be of help I will try my best
    also have space for one passenger if anyone wants a lift will be leaving from blanchardstown around 1pm. my number is 0834282377. cheers Enda

    August 28, 2013

  • Helen

    Full printable, high-lightable timetable is getting there, it'll be updated as the rest are released.......... http://clashfinder.com/s/ep2013/

    5 · August 27, 2013

    • bobb

      Oh, that's pretty cool!
      Lots of stage times yet to be filled in and already there's far too many options!

      August 28, 2013

    • Mathilde B.

      Hopefully there won't be too many difficult overlaps.

      August 28, 2013

  • Gavin L.

    extremely loose plans for the Electric Picnic, however if I want meet up for a Booster and I'm in the same location my Number is 0857485301. If not, Enjoy. Love Gav.

    2 · August 25, 2013

    • Gavin L.

      I will buy one if i see you number above use it if you wish no guarantees mind.

      August 27, 2013

    • bobb

      Sure! I'm[masked] if anyone wants to buzz me.

      1 · August 27, 2013

  • Helen

    Word of warning.... Some people have been scammed on DoneDeal buying tickets since Friday.

    2 · August 27, 2013

  • Zoe E.

    Has anyone got a Sunday ticket they can sell me?!

    August 27, 2013

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