Thursday, March 23, 2006

Are friends electric?

Well they are at the Electric Picnic in Ireland. Despite the misery of vertigo + slipped disc, the line-up announcement for the fabulous Electric Picnic certainly put a smile on my face - even more so as I already have my tickets and the numbers are limited to 30,000.

There are going to be 7 stages this year. The line-up includes New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Massive Attack, Graham Coxon, Bloc Party, Gary Numan and Belle and Sebastian with more annoucements soon. Lost Vagueness will be there again with a bigger area and more attractions including the fabulous Laundrettas. There are a few new areas coming up like The Big Tree which is an organic and carbon neutral music, arts and food fest courtesy of Damien Rice and Foggy Notions which will be an eclectic mix of all kinds of exotic music and arts. The Body and Soul area will be even bigger and there will also be a cinema, comedy stage and wonderful Silent Disco like last year and lots of other stuff besides.

Tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow morning at Ticketmaster Ireland.