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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Gavin James

GAVIN JAMES STORMS THE MAIN STAGE


Author – Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on Electric Picnic live blog Reposted with permission. Photo credit Christian Tierney.  Much like The Script and Hozier, Gavin James is prime example of local boy done good; his incredible voice and beautiful music transcending him to amazing heights in far off places.  Not only is Gavin selling out home gigs, but he’s become an international name…

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The Happy Pear

THE HAPPY PEAR


Author – Rachel Masterson. Originally posted on Electric Picnic live blog Reposted with permission. Photo credit Leanne Sullivan.  The clean eating, fun loving, vegan twins from The Happy Pear are infecting us all with positivity one healthy meal at a time. If a daily morning swim in the sea while the rest of us clutch at the last few hours of slumber…

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