Electric Picnic


#1

Line up for this year Sept 4-6 announced.
Snuck in easy enough on the Saturday afternoon last year but might just buy a ticket this year…

Orbital

  • Flaming Lips
  • Basement Jaxx
  • Madness
  • MGMT
  • Fleet Foxes
  • The Klaxons
  • Bell X1
  • Rodrigo Y Gabriela
  • Chic
  • Seasick Steve
  • 2 Many DJs
  • Lisa Hannigan
  • Explosions in the Sky
  • Damien Dempsey
  • Alabama 3
  • Bat for Lashes
  • Zero 7
  • Erol Alkan
  • Roots Manuva
  • The Sugarhill Gang
  • Billy Bragg
  • Lykke Li
  • Imelda May
  • Echo and the Bunnymen
  • Magazine
  • ESG
  • Moderat
  • Simian Mobile Disco
  • Four Tet
  • Skream and Benga - Magnetic Man
  • Noze
  • Heartbreak
  • Halfset
  • Chris Cunningham
  • Okkervil River
  • Magnolia Electric Company
  • Low Anthem
  • Villagers
  • Tunng
  • Jape
  • Whitest Boy Alive
  • Michachu and the Shapes
  • The Walkmen
  • Michael Nyman
  • Dublin Gospel Choir
  • Quantic Soul Orchestra
  • Jazzanova

#2

MGMT, Fleet Foxes and Billy Bragg would be my three against the field. Bit underwhelming really for 240 nicker.


#3

Very impressive line up there. Might have to invest some Bugs Bunny into getting tickets and then save up some Johnny Cash to spend on a gourmet burger.


#4

That’s a shite lineup, I know a lot of people like to turn their noses up at Oxegen because a lot of knackers go to it, which to a point is fair enough. But in terms of quality and quantity the lineup for Oxegen has always been far far superior, this yoke seems to attract a lot of people who just aren’t really into music. That’s the only explanation I can think of.


#5

240 is very steep


#6

I’d be of the same opinion, looks good to me. Going to make the effort this year, only one of my group never at it.


#7

Oxegen has a far better line-up in terms of actually being excited about seeing certain acts (Blur, The Specials). I like a lot of the EP bands but wouldn’t really give much of a toss about seeing any of them especially. And for 240 I’d like to be excited about more than just the fact it’ll be great craic for a weekend.

Also, there’s literally hundreds of really exciting groups around at the moment who I’d love to see in there rather than stuff like The Klaxons who were decent for about 5 minutes 2 years ago.

Does anyone really need to see 2ManyDjs, Seasick Steve or Damien Dempsey again already?


#8

The three-day thing is a bit prohibitive for me, three days in a sopping tent with Madness the reward… fuck that. I’d rather catch the likes of Fleet Foxes indoors on their own in Dublin some time anyway. I have this fascination with Dinosaur Pile Up anyway at the moment and I don’t see them on the bill!


#9

Will probably go to see the likes of Fleet Foxes, Flaming Lips, 2 Many DJs and a few more. It’s a better lineup than last year. I really enjoy it as a weekend to be honest without letting myself get too hung up about the extortionate price. Oxygen probably does have the big name bands but I wouldn’t put myself through it again.


#10

Michael Nyman at a music festival - well I never.


#11

How would both festivals rate on…

Chances of getting a hiding.
Changes of having all your shit robbed.


#12

That line up is shocking

(I couldn’t help myself)


#13

They usually add the names of some of the bigger acts after the tickets have sold out to keep away a certain element… in saying that Orbital, MGMT, Simian Mobile Disco, Fleet foxes and Bat for lashes are a great addition to any festival.


#14

EP, festival for coonts.


#15

Thought you might say that.
Have you been? Or do you know anyone that has?
Are they all cunts?


#16

I know the area well.

I’ve made more than a few bob off it.

I’ve been in and out most weekends earning a coin.

It is a festival for the worst kind of coont. Hopefully the recession will do away with a lot of them.


#17

[quote=“myboyblue”]I know the area well.

I’ve made more than a few bob off it.

I’ve been in and out most weekends earning a coin.

It is a festival for the worst kind of coont. Hopefully the recession will do away with a lot of them.[/quote]

You’d be a great marketing manager.:o
The bit of culture must have rocked you to the ground.


#18

Culture? At the EP?

Get the fook out of here.

Clean the coonts out for all their worth, simple as that.


#19

Additions to what though? They are the festival!


#20

For the moment yes, more to follow… There’s a lot more to the place than just music… there’s all that culture Kev is on about…