Good things come to those who wait. And the waiting is over as the line up has been announced for this year’s spectacular 10th Birthday Electric Picnic with Bjork, Fatboy Slim and Arctic Monkeys named as the headline acts.
What began as a one-day outing to Stradbally in the late summer of 2004 ten years ago, is now an annual national treasure; the nation’s favourite festival of music, art, fine food, spoken word and the wonderfully unexpected.
Bjork; Fatboy Slim; Artic Monkeys; Franz Ferdinand; David Byrne and St Vincent; Eels; Noah and the Whale; Johnny Marr; Disclosure; Ocean Colour Scene; Hurts; Mick Flannery; The Walkmen; Baauer; Tiga’ Warpaint; Savages; The Strypes; Policia; Chvches; Parquet Courts; Clinic; Deap Valley; Soak.
From the voice of Talking Heads all the way up to Electro pop from Glasgow’s Chvches, this year’s Picnic delivers a time-bomb of great, first rate music from across the ages and across the globe. There are many more names to be announced in this 10th anniversary Picnic extravaganza. But these are just for starters.
- Paula Campbell