At the Electric Picnic this year we have THREE VERY SPECIAL BANDS PLAYING, make sure you check them out:
THE GANDHIS: Crawdaddy stage on the FRIDAY 2ND SEPT at 17:30
The Gandhis have a unique style and panache in creating a simple yet immediately infectious melody – something that you can sing along to. Throw in a neat brass section; some wonderfully arranged harmonies, and a collection of delightfully sunny guitar riffs, and you have one of the most enjoyable Irish pop acts currently doing the rounds.From National appearances on the likes of RTE’s “Saturday Night With Miriam” and “The Cafe”, the band have been busy touring and working on their 2nd album over the past few months. Having developed a strong reputation for their energetic live shows, The Gandhis have received notable acclaim and have been described as: “A sweet delight….some of the catchiest pop tunes you’re likely to hear all year” Evening Herald, “a great night out is always guaranteed at their gigs” News Of The World. Links: www.thegandhismusic.com
Click the picture to hear their new demo: IT ISN’T THERE
HENRIETTA GAME: BODY & SOUL AREA ON SUNDAY 4TH SEPT 1:30PM
Since the release of their critically acclaimed album Black Ship (produced by Tommy McLaughlin – ‘Villagers’), there is no doubt that Henrietta Game have experienced a meteoric rise in the Irish music scene and they look set to continue to do so on the release of their new single ‘Last Thing’ on Aug 26th. They have had numerous appearances & support on both television (RTE ‘The Café’, BBC 2, TG4) and radio (Today FM, 98 FM, Phantom FM, RTE Radio1, LMFM + more) They were also awarded a most sought after ALBUM OF THE WEEK on the National radio station RTE Radio1, who described the album as having that WOW- Factor. THEY PLAY BODY & SOULAREA ON SUNDAY 4TH SEPT.
LINK TO ALBUM STREAM HERE:
and lastly but not least::
Dance music Pioneers UNDERWORLD; to play MAIN STAGE SUNDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER
Pioneering musically and questing lyrically, Underworld have forced the pace of electronic music since their Lazarus-like resurrection in the early ’90s. The band’s first album as a trio (with Darren Emerson, a young DJ who lived in the next street in Romford), Dubnobasswithmyheadman, was met with the kind of plaudits reserved for the upper-echelons of rock royalty. The result of several years returning and refocusing, Dubnobass offered Underworld a kiss of life that other bands so far into their career can only fantasise about. Over the next fifteen years, the band plotted a course that took them from cult status curio selling 500 singles out of the back of a van to soundtracking summer after summer as festival headliners the world over; from conducting sonic experiments for subterranean dancefloors to scoring movies for directors Danny Boyle and the late Anthony Minghella.
Autumn 2010 and the arrival of Underworld’s sixth studio album – Barking – sees the band perform a feat of creative regeneration once again. The undisputed heavyweights of electronic music make a very welcome return to Stradbally Hall following an awe-inspiring show back in ‘08.