Orbital, The Flaming Lips, and Basement Jaxx for Electric Picnic

the line up revealed, and tickets on sale tomorrow

published: Thu 16th Apr 2009

Orbital

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th September 2009
Stradbally Hall Estate, Stradbally, Co. Laois, Eire, Ireland
adult weekend 240 euros
last updated: Wed 2nd Sep 2009

Orbital, The Flaming Lips, and Basement Jaxx lead the acts announced for Irish music festival Electric Picnic.

Orbital


Flaming Lips


Basement Jaxx
Joining them will be Madness, MGMT, Fleet Foxes, Klaxons, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, and Kildare band Bell X1.

Making their first ever Irish appearance of their 33-year career are disco legends Chic, other acts include Seasick Steve, 2manydjs, Lisa Hannigan, Explosions In The Sky, ABC, and Dublin's modern trad hero Damien Dempsey.

Also confirmed to play at the Irish event are Alabama 3, Bat For Lashes, Zero 7, Erol Alkan, Roots Manuva, The Sugarhill Gang, Billy Bragg, Lykke Li, Imelda May, and Echo And The Bunnymen who celebrate the 25th anniversary of their landmark 'Ocean Rain' album with a live performance of that record.

Coming to Stradbally play their first Irish shows ever are post-punkers Magazine, plus the first ever performance in Ireland of Moderat the new live project of German electro acts Modeselektor and Apparat, with ESG, Simian Mobile Disco, and Four Tet also confirmed.

The festival also has the the first Irish appearance of dubstep maestros Skream & Benga's Magnetic Man live show, plus Parisian hyperactive duo Noze, Heartbreak, and Dublin's Halfset.

Electric Picnic welcomes a rare audiovisual performance by producer Chris Cunningham with a 55 minute performance, combining original and remixed music and film. It features remixed, unreleased and brand new videos and music, dynamically edited together into a new live piece spread over 3 screens.

Okkervil River, Magnolia Electric Co, The Low Anthem, Villagers, Tunng, Jape, The Whitest Boy Alive, Micachu And The Shapes, and The Walkmen have also been confirmed.

Classical composer and film score writer Michael Nyman will bring a mini-orchestra, also confirmed are The Dublin Gospel Choir, Quantic Soul Orchestra, and a very rare full band show of Berlin's jazz-electro fusion act Jazzanova. With lots more acts to be announced in the coming weeks and months.

Ireland's complete music and arts festival that offers an array of musical acts, performance art, theatre, spoken word, green area, comedy, holistic health and art. Musically it's a more eclectic mix of artists than the other Irish mainstream events.

Electric Picnic is not just about the music with The Spoken Word area seeing the return of David McWilliams' Leviathan debates, poetry reading, Storytelling and Irish language. Lucent Dossier bring their Vaudeville Circus with their interactive Water Show - a 1960s Treehouse Jungle World complete with water stage, rope ladders, unique aerial apparatuses and wild eccentric characters!

Arcadia return this year with a unique space-aged 360 degree venue complete with robots and junk metal art installations, circus acts, trapeze performers, and fire spinners. This year Electric Picnic will be the only festival, aside from Glastonbury, that will host Arcadia's impressive structure.

Thisispopbaby's palace of Performance, Myth and Discotheque returns to the Picnic this year. With gender illusion, blinding visions, sensory surprises and grotesque wit, bringing together the best of Irish drag artists.

The Greencrafts area is to expand this year to share practical skills and inspiration. The Southern Comfort Crawdaddy Stage promises Mardi Gras fever and adds a touch of New Orleans style. The Bacardi B Live Arena also makes a return showcasing the collaborative works of world class DJs, musicians, live vocalists and percussionists, and The Hot Press Chatroom offers festival goers a chance to get close to their favourite stars, with lively question and answer sessions.

Back for its sixth year, and held a month later this year, on Friday 4th to Sunday 6th September at Stradbally Hall Estate, Co Laois - less than an hour from Dublin.

Tickets are priced at 240 euros for an adult weekend ticket, a family camping ticket is priced at 480 euros for 2 adults and up to 4 kids aged under 12 with access to a designated family campsite. There will be no single day tickets. Campervan tickets are priced at 60 euros, tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow, Friday 17th April.

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th September 2009
Stradbally Hall Estate, Stradbally, Co. Laois, Eire, Ireland
adult weekend 240 euros
last updated: Wed 2nd Sep 2009


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