Lana Del Rey

LANA DEL REY MESMERISES THE MASSES


Author – Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on Electric Picnic live blog Reposted with permission. Lana Del Ray offers the perfect closure on the Main Stage at what has been an incredibly eclectic and emotional Electric Picnic. The weather did not dampen our spirits as we danced, sang and partied throughout, and then saw the night through with this hypnotic performer. Lana did…

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NATHANIEL RATELIFF AND THE NIGHT SWEATS

NATHANIEL RATELIFF AND THE NIGHT SWEATS GET THE CROWD GROOVING


Author – Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on Electric Picnic live blog Reposted with permission. Photo credit Christian Tierney.  Now it’s really time to get this party started with a frenzied barn dance along to Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats. At 7pm at the Main Stage it was clear Electric Picnic was far from over. Predicting a riot, or at least a legion of…

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David O'Doherty

THE COMEDY KING RETURNS TO STRADBALLY


Author – Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on Electric Picnic live blog Reposted with permission. Photo credit Leanne O’Sullivan.  Joining another packed out comedy tent for David O’Doherty, everyone crammed in to sit down in anticipation of the gig. He opened by remembering those who are not there, namely ISIS and Lance Armstrong and all the dead people. He was on fire and as…

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James Bay

JAMES BAY CELEBRATES HIS BIRTHDAY AT ELECTRIC PICNIC


Author – Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on Electric Picnic live blog Reposted with permission. Photo credit Christian Tierney.  By the time James Bay took to the stage, the final day of Electric Picnic was in full swing. The epitome of sing-along festival anthems, his music is known by even the casual listener. And how could it not be, with a platinum selling single and…

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Blindboy Boatclub

BLINDBOY BOATCLUB DISCUSSES MODERN CULTURE


Author – Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on Electric Picnic live blog Reposted with permission.  Blindboy Boatclub has become somewhat of an unintentional political spokesperson for the rather lost generation of youths. He speaks to the masses in a way that only a man with a plastic bag over his head can. He once described us as a generation who are “either jumping…

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Ralph Rolle

RALPH ROLLE – THE SOUL COOKIE


Author – Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on Electric Picnic live blog Reposted with permission. Photo credit Leanne Sullivan.  A drummer turned cookie maker who has more soul than you can shake a rolling pin at, Ralph Rolle has worked with Chic, Lady Gaga, Prince and more. In today’s guise, he puts his talents into creating soulful food, using a recipe passed down to…

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Years & Years

SATURDAY NIGHT WITH YEARS & YEARS


Author – Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on Electric Picnic live blog Reposted with permission. Photo credit Leanne Sullivan.  Electro-pop outfit Years & Years close the Electric Arena on the Saturday night of Electric Picnic on a high. Having released their debut album ‘Communication’ in 2015, following a succession of EPs, the trio have become one of the biggest acts to come out of the…

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High Flying Birds

NOEL GALLGHER’S PICNIC DEBUT


Author – Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on Electric Picnic live blog Reposted with permission. Photo credit Leanne Sullivan. That familiar Gallagher drawl fills up the Main Arena, reaching your ears before the stage even becomes visible. Walking towards it, it’s clear that Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have a big crowd. Firmly holding his own as a front man, Noel commands the audience,…

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Jack Garratt

JACK IS BACK!


Author – Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on Electric Picnic live blog Reposted with permission. Photo credit Leanne Sullivan. With a serious amount of accolades under his belt, including successful single releases, an EP and touring with Mumford and Sons, it’s been a busy few years for Jack Garratt. 2016 has seen the multi-instrumentalist rise to even greater heights as he released his…

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Dylan Moran

DYLAN MORAN BRINGS THE LAUGHS


Author – Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on Electric Picnic live blog Reposted with permission. Photo credit Leanne Sullivan.  There isn’t room to move in the comedy tent, as everyone packs in for Dylan Moran. From the moment he walks on stage he’s not holding back, with his uncanny knack of insulting us but in a way that makes us laugh. He laughs…

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