Preview: Electric Picnic 2010

By on Friday, 7th May 2010 at 4:00 pm
 

Electric Picnic has been regarded by some as Ireland’s answer to Glastonbury. Judging by the line-up released on Wednesday, I’d argue it might have a more interesting bill than Glasto this year. ’70s glam rockers Roxy Music will play their first Irish festival performance ever at Electric Picnic, after having reformed long after we diehards had assumed they’d never play together ever again. I think seeing Bryan Ferry croon his way through ‘Love is the Drug’ and ‘Avalon’ is worth the price of admission alone.

However, if Roxy isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other wonderful acts to ring your bell. London electronica act Leftfield have decided to come out of hibernation to play selected festivals this year, including a headlining set at Electric Picnic; Bristol’s Massive Attack (pictured above) will also headline. Expect an epic dance party with these two along with sets by Booka Shade, Hot Chip, the Bloody Beetroots, LCD Soundsystem, Liquid Liquid, Friendly Fires and the Big Pink. Indie rock will also be well represented by appearances by the Fall, the National, the Horrors, Eels and Modest Mouse.

This year’s festival will take place at Stradbally Hall, County Laois, Ireland, on 3-5 September 2010. Weekend camping tickets are €240 (approximately £206) per adult (up to two children under the age of 14 are allowed to attend per paying adult, and all children must be pre-registered through the festival Web site). Please note that except for children who are pre-registered this way, the festival is 18+ and photo ID may need to be presented on-site. Camper van tickets are €60 (approximately £52). Tickets for the festival can be purchased from Ticketmaster.


Catch the full lineup (so far as of Wednesday 05 May) after the cut…

Roxy Music
Leftfield
Massive Attack
LCD Soundsystem
the Frames
Public Image Ltd
the National
Imelda May
Mumford & Sons
Eels
Friendly Fires
the Fall
Laurent Garnier
Bonobo
Stornoway
Fight Like Apes
Channel One

Modest Mouse
Seasick Steve
Hot Chip
Gil Scott-Heron
Fever Ray
Jonsi
Fat Freddy’s Drop
the Waterboys
Bad Lieutenant
Crystal Castles
Afro Celt Sound System
Booka Shade
the Horrors
Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77
Steve Earle
Beach House
the Big Pink
the Low Anthem
Mr. Scruff
Paul Brady

Monotonix
Liquid Liquid
Here We Go Magic
Field Music
Cymande II
808 State
Messiah J & the Expert
Caribou
Adrian Crowley
Villagers
the Redneck Manifesto
the New Pornographers
Breakestra & Chali 2 Na
Memory Tapes
Steve Mason
Dublin Gospel Choir
Edan
the Alarm

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