Elec­tri­fy­ing line-up for the Pic­nic

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Weekly Guide To Entertainment Friday 26.03.2010 -

Elec­tric Pic­nic 2010 will have “some­thing for every­one”, ac­cord­ing to head booker De­clan Forde. He told The Ticket that he was de­lighted with the line-up so far, adding that the or­gan­is­ers have man­aged to main­tain the fes­ti­val’s pol­icy of blend­ing top-qual­ity, in-de­mand acts with a “very eclec­tic steer”.

“Last year, we had aw­ful weather for the first time. This, and some of the knock-on ef­fects it had, cer­tainly meant that some peo­ple didn’t en­joy it as much as pre­vi­ous years, but I think it was coun­tered by the mu­sic and pro­duc­tion,” he said. “In­evitably, we lose a few acts to Ox­e­gen ev­ery year, but they lose a few to us too – and there’s plenty of good acts to re­place those we don’t man­age to get.”

Wed­nes­day’s line-up an­nounce­ment – which also in­cluded Roxy Mu­sic, LCD Soundsys­tem, Mas­sive At­tack, Mod­est Mouse, Jónsi, Fever Ray and Beach House – was greeted with a largely pos­i­tive re­sponse from fans. Tick­ets go on sale to­day.

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