Pic­nic’s in­ti­mate sets on the side

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WITH JUST two weeks left un­til the ninth Elec­tric Pic­nic fes­ti­val in Strad­bally, the line-up for sev­eral of its “side-at­trac­tion” stages has been an­nounced. The Body & Soul area – which has proven so pop­u­lar with rev­ellers over the years that it has spawned its own fes­ti­val – will see many of the main-arena acts play more in­ti­mate sets. Paul Buchanan of the Blue Nile, trad su­per­group LAPD (aka Andy Irvine, Dó­nal Lunny, Liam O’Flynn and Paddy Glackin), Lon­don elec­tro-rock­ers Bre­ton and Min­nesotan jazz-folk­ers Dark Dark Dark are some of the high­lights.

They’ll be joined by the Spook of the Thir­teenth Lock, Mmoths, Laura Sheeran, TR-One, When Saints Go Ma­chine, Rock­etNum­berNine, SertOne, Young Won­der, New Jack­son, Ham Sand­wich and more.

The Salty Dog Ship­wrecked Stage – aka the ship in the woods stage – will host the likes of Jerry Fish, Tier­an­niesaur, Ham Sand­wich, the Louisiana Six, the Mighty Stef and more. The Trench­town area will see sets by DJ Bibi Ewa, The Bionic Rats, DJ Will Softly, the Bar­ley Mob and more, while the Com­edy Tent will have its metaphor­i­cal ribs tick­led by the likes of David O’Do­herty, Patrick Kielty, The Nualas, David McSav­age and more. elec­tricpic­nic.ie

lmur­phy@irish­times.com

Pic­nic treat: Ham Sand­wich

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