I’ve made an Electric Picnic DJ Mix every year since 2008. It’s always been a blast to make and a highlight of the site for me personally. 2016’s mix features 22 artists on the Electric Picnic lineup over 20 songs in just under 55 minutes.
It’s for bumping for your festival prep for the next week or in the car on the way down to Stradbally. Last year’s mix.
Family Weekend camping tickets are sold out. Sunday day tickets are sold out. Campervan/Caravan + Car passes are sold out. Family Campervan/Caravan + Car passes are sold out.
Phone and Internet bookings are subject to 12.5% service charge per ticket (Max €6.10).
Alternatively, You you can register to cycle or run to Electric Picnic. See RaboDirect Tour De Picnic 2016 . It’s a €50 deposit to secure your place for a ticket to Ireland’s biggest and best festival this way and then you fundraise a minimum of €380 for charities: ISPCC, Headway and The Jack & Jill Foundation.
Update: It’s 2016, I found this post and enjoyed it. I’ve now added a Spotify playlist of all of the albums available.
Below is a list of my favourite records of the ten years between the turn of the millenium, the year 2000 and 2010. Ranking these albums was led by a) what the album means to me and b) how often I’d listen to it. Each and every one of these albums blew me away repeatedly at some time between the ages of 18 and 27. Each one has something special going for it, something magical that brings me back to it. For that I can only thank the creators of each.
Without further ado, here are my favourite 50 albums from the decade. And remember, you can’t be wrong if they are your favourites.
The End Of The Road festival has announced its first acts for its schedule from September 2nd to 4th later this year in Larmer Tree Gardens in the South of England. Yes, that’s the same weekend as Electric Picnic so at the very least even if you don’t go to this, some of this may make its way to Stradbally.
The names include:
Joanna Newsom, Animal Collective, Bat For Lashes, Cat Power, GOAT, M. Ward, Devendra Banhart and more as listed below.
Final tier camping tickets are now on sale at £195+fees . There are no booking or transaction fees. A deposit scheme allows people to pay £45 now and the balance by 15 June:
End Of The Road Festival 2016 Line Up:
Joanna Newsom Animal Collective Bat For Lashes Cat Power Devendra Banhart GOAT Thee Oh Sees Phosphorescent M. Ward Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts Steve Mason Field Music Bill Ryder-Jones Eleanor Friedberger Dr. Dog U.S Girls MONEY Shura Dilly Dally Sunflower Bean The Big Moon Meilyr Jones Mothers Amber Arcades Kath Bloom Basia Bulat Dawn Landes Shopping Weaves James Canty Martha Holly Macve Bas Jan EERA Hard Skin Martha Ffion Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker Lail Arad
Here’s the announcement video (which is the done thing these days):
The band’s ninth album after two initial listens feels like their jam-band album, one indebted most to their Grateful Dead influence. I’ve never been a massive fan of their busy songs, the ones which seem to pile on instruments and create dissonance in the process. But, I need to give this more of a chance before coming to a verdict. (more…)
Avey Tare’s solo album Down There comes out this month. I mentioned ‘Lucky 1’ on State earlier in the week and now there’s a crocodiles and kaleidoscopic visuals-featuring video. Avey’s sister Abby Portner made it so I guess he had no choice but to use it. Good job sis!
A preview of some new albums hitting soon informs the 13 tracks on our 29th podcast. You’ll no doubt be getting acquainted with Contra at the moment if not, ‘Run’ exemplifies how much Vampire Weekend have advanced while still sounding like old. We’ve got tracks from Jesca Hoop’s brilliant album Hunting My Dress (also playing Dublin, Belfast and Galway in February), Bullion’s new single, a preview of Sam Amidon’s new one, a stonking rap number from Jay Electronica, an etheral, spooky cut from JJ, a beautiful soaring single from Frightened Rabbit, a track from James Pants’ new one Seven Seals as well as Laura Veirs and Rick Rubin-produced rising folk lads The Avett Brothers.
AC celebrate dominating the end of year lists with a new video directed by Jack Kubizne and animated by Skaught Newcomb and Joseph Pollack. The 10″ with a live version of ‘Bleed’ from the Fall Be Kind EP is available here.