Electric Picnic have just announced their lineup for the 11th edition of the festival in Stradbally Hall from September 4th to 6th.


Florence + The Machine, Hot Chip, Future Islands, Manic Street Preachers, Chvrches, Underworld, Jurassic 5, Ride, Battles, Jessie Ware, Roisin Murphy, The War On Drugs, Tame Impala, George Ezra, Belle & Sebastian, Jon Hopkins, My Morning Jacket, Django Django, Pond, Low, Tourist, Metz, Girl Band, Kwabs, Lapsley, Alvvays, Marika Hackman, Jack Garratt, Wyvern Lingo, Circa Waves, Hinds, Shura, Ben Khan, Curtis Harding, Aquilo and Little May.


If you’ve been to the festival before, there is a loyalty rate for tickets available until midnight Sunday 8th March from €154.40 to €174.50. Codes must be received in advance of purchase.

Tickets will then go up in price to €194.50.

Sunday day tickets are €90+.

Ticket page.

Posted on March 4th, 2015


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After last year’s GIF marathon, we returned to Stradbally this year with the intention of more GIF action. As captured by Killian Broderick and turned into GIFs by me, this is a selection of what went down at Electric Picnic in moving form featuring St. Vincent, Tune-Yards, Outkast, Beck, Sleep Thieves, Portishead, Glass Animals, Girl Band, Clu, Neneh Cherry, Le Galaxie and a lot of festival randomness.

St. Vincent

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Foals crowd


Kelis dances during ‘Trick Me’


How to dance to Mogwai




Nile Rodgers & Chic

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Posted on September 4th, 2014


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The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen live on 105.2FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site, as per below. The show starts six minutes in, right after the news in each hour.

Last night’s show was an Electric Picnic special show.


Listen: Hour One

  1. Jungle  – ‘Busy Earnin’
  2. Flume –  ‘Holdin On’
  3. Sohn –  ‘Artifice’
  4. Foals –  ‘My Number’
  5. St. Vincent –  ‘Digital Witness’
  6. SBTRKT  – ‘New Dorp. New York’ (feat. Ezra Koenig)
  7. Outkast with Erykah Badu  – ‘Humble Mumble’ (with Erykah Badu)
  8. Kelis  – ‘Millionaire’ ft. Andre 3000
  9. Twin Shadow  – ‘Old Love / New Love’
  10. Glass Animals  – ‘Black Mambo’
  11. Portishead – ‘All Mine’
  12. The Academic –  ‘Bear Claws’
  13. Woman’s Hour – ‘Conversations’
  14. London Grammar  – ‘Metal & Dust’


Listen: Hour Two

  1. Beck –  ‘Mixed Bizness’
  2. Le Galaxie  – ‘Humanise’
  3. Tune-Yards  – ‘Bizness’
  4. Kate Boy – ‘Self Control’
  5. Kaytranada –  ‘Leave Me Alone’ (feat. Shay Lia)
  6. Bombay Bicycle Club – ‘Luna’
  7. Metronomy –  ‘Love Letters’
  8. John Wizards –  ‘Lusaka By Night’
  9. White Denim  – ‘Pretty Green’
  10. Young Fathers –  ‘Get Up’
  11. FKA twigs –  ‘Numbers’
  12. Neneh Cherry –  ‘Buffalo Stance’
  13. Chic – ‘Good Times’
  14. TR One  – ‘Bombay’

Posted on August 29th, 2014


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All of the Electric Picnic stage times are now here. Do download my EP mix or my recommendations to see.

All of the main times are in the Clashfinder now.

Body & Soul
Global Green

Main Stage


10.45pm – 12.00am Pet Shop Boys
9.00pm – 10.15pm Foals
7.15pm – 8.15pm Blondie
6.00pm – 6.45pm The Strypes
5.00pm – 5.30pm Tvvins


12.30am – 1.45am: Chic
10.35pm – 11.50pm: Portishead
8.45pm – 9.55pm: Paolo Nutini
7.00pm – 8.05pm: Bombay Bicycle Club
5.30pm – 6.25pm: Hozier
3.45pm – 4.45pm: Wild Beasts
2pm – 3pm: The Stranglers
12.30pm-1.30pm: Trinity Orchestra


10.15pm-12am: Outkast
8.30pm-9.45pm: Beck
7pm-8pm: Lily Allen
5.25pm-6.25pm: Simple Minds
3.50pm-4.50pm: Sinead O’Connor
2.20pm-3.20pm: The Wailers
1pm-2pm: Dublin Gospel Choir

Electric Arena


10pm – 12pm: James Murphy


12.30pm – 1.45am: SBTRKT
11.00pm – 12pm: James Vincent McMorrow
9.30pm – 10.30pm: London Grammar
8.00pm – 9.00pm: Metronomy
6.30pm – 7.15pm: Clean Bandit
4.45pm – 5.30pm: We Cut Corners
3.15pm – 4pm: Raglans
1.45pm – 2.30pm: Daniel James


10.30pm – 12am: Mogwai
8.30pm – 9.45pm: Hercules & Love Affair
7pm – 8pm: St Vincent
5.30pm – 6.30pm: The 1975
4.15pm – 5pm: Laura Mvula
3pm – 3.45pm: Ham Sandwich
1.45pm – 2.30pm: Nick Mulvey
12.30pm – 1.15pm: TBC

Red Bull Music Academy Stage


2am-4am: Sunil Sharpe
1am-2am: Dark Sky
11.35pm-12.35am: Clu
10pm-11.35pm: Republik DJs


2am-4am Joy Orbison
1am-2am: Dorian Concept
12am-1am: Colm K
11pm-12am: Handsome Paddy
10pm-11pm: Kobina


2am-4am: Boddika
12am-2am: Rift
11pm-12am: Boya
10pm-11pm: Open Mind

Rankin’s Wood Stage


11.10pm-12.30pm: Le Galaxie
10pm-11pm: Omar Souleyman
8pm-9.30pm: Annie Mac
6.45pm-730pm: Walking On Cars
5.30pm-6pm: Cathy Davey
4.15pm-5pm: Twin Shadow
2pm-2.45pm: Vann Music
1.30pm-2.15pm: Booka Brass Band


11pm-12pm: The Minutes
9.30pm-10.30pm: Kelis
8pm-9pm: Flume
6.45pm-7.30pm: Jungle
5.30pm-6.15pm: Neneh Cherry
4.15pm-5pm: Stephen Malkmus
3pm-3.45pm: Jenny Lewis
1.45pm-2.30pm: Acrobat

Little Big Tent


01.30am-3am: Bicep
12.15am-01.15am: Krystal Klear
11.pm-12am: Kaytranada
9.45-pm-10.30pm: SOHN
8.30pm-9.15pm: FKA twigs
7.15pm-8pm: John Wizards
6pm-6.45pm: Phox
4.45pm-5.30pm: Sleep Thieves
3.30pm-4.15pm: Spies
2.30pm-3pm: The Academic
1.30pm-2pm: Buffalo Sunn


11pm-12am: Shit Robot
9.45pm-10.45pm: Rustie
8.30pm-9.30pm: Duke Dumont
7.15pm-8.15pm: Sampha (DJ)
6pm-6.45pm: Vaults
4.45pm-5.30pm: Glass Animals
3.30pm-4.15pm: Moko
2.30pm-3pm:Seinabo Sey
1.15pm-2pm: Nightbox

Cosby Stage


11pm-12am: BP Fallon
9.30pm-10.30pm: The Blades
8pm-9pm: White Denim
6.45pm-7.30pm: Temples
6.45pm-7.30pm: The Orwells
3.45pm-4.30pm: Benjamin Booker
2.15-3pm: Sheppard
1pm-1.45pm: Wyvern Lingo


11pm-12pm: Slowdive
9.30pm-10.30pm: The Horrors
8.15pm-9pm: Asgeir
7pm-7.45pm: Wolf Alice
5.45pm-6.30pm: Drenge
4.30pm-5.15pm: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
3.15pm-4pm: The Districts
2.15-2.45pm: Vancouver Sleep Clinic
1.15pm-1.45pm: The Whereabouts
12.15pm-12.45pm: Matt McGinn

Casa Bacardi


10pm: Dimitri From Paris
8pm: Bill Scurry
6pm: Disconauts
4pm: Leigh Farrell


10.30pm: Greg Wilson
8.30pm: Ejeca
6:30pm: Jonas Rathsman
5pm: Ghostboy
3pm: Get Down Edits
1pm: Discotekken
12pm: Monophat


10pm: The 2 Bears
8pm: Pleasurekraft
6.30pm: Nancy Whang
4.30pm: Mother
3pm: Decent Perks
1.30pm: Kelly Anne Byrne
12pm: Eddie K

Posted on August 28th, 2014


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Please enjoy my hour-long mix of tunes from people playing the Picnic this weekend. Tune into TXFM at 10pm tonight for My Electric Picnic special show.


More Electric Picnic coverage including stage times and more info.

1. Glass Animals

Sunday, Body & Soul main stage, 10:30pm

One of my favourite new bands of the year. I first encountered the Oxford band at SXSW and they were an impressive live act. Since then, their ZABA album has established them as purveyors of quality ambient indie R&B.

More reading: Album review: ZABA.

2. FKA Twigs

Hypnotic and hyper-visual electronic R&B music made by Londoner Tahliah Barnett, a dancer and young ambitious artist. Her debut album LP1 is an intimate, lustful and personal portrait and live, she picks up a microphone like few others.

More reading: Album of the week post.

3. Jungle


Nostalgically-charged sunshine soul from two English dudes. ‘Busy Earnin’ is one of the songs of the year, obviously.

4. I Have A Tribe


Sunday, Body & Soul main stage, 7:15pm

A member of other bands including Slow Skies, Patrick O’Laoghaire’s debut solo EP showcases an artist at home between balladeering and experimental sounds who has the song always in mind.

5. Kaytranada



One of the most prolific and promising electronic producers around, his remixes for AlunaGeorge, Disclosure and Janet Jackson are certified funky floorfillers and his original material shows off a finger-snapping, head-nodding R&B and hip-hop influence. He’s recently signed to XL too.

More reading: Download a ZIP file of Kaytranada originals, remixes and edits.

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It’s Electric Picnic week so the news and stage times are starting to drip in. We have Casa Bacardi, Body & Soul stage times and the main times are promised in the next day or so. In other news, Other Voices will have the voices of Mirel Wagner, Little Green Cars, Silences and Tiny Ruins there.

Above is the site map but one of the lesser known areas Global Green has some fine musical happenings on the Cultivate Soundstage including a staging of Deep, a theatre performance about the deep house scene in Sir Henry’s, Cork in the ’90s, Tim O’Donovan and Neil Watkin’s Buffalo Woman, Nanobot, Imploded View, Decks and Drums feat. The Kilo 1977 & R.S.A.G., Dear Desert and Somerville.


02.30 – Close Mo Kelly (DJ)
01.00 – 02.15 Decks and Drums feat. The Kilo 1977 & R.S.A.G.
23.15 – 00.30 Elektrobank
21.00 – 22.15 DEEP (Theatre)


01.45 – Close Pressure Drop (DJ)
00.15 – 01.10 Arman Giorgio (DJ)
23.00 – 00.10 Kevin Clarke (DJ)
22.15 – 23.00 The Objectives
21.15 – 22.10 Nanobot
19.30 – 21.00 Tim O’Donovan (DJ)
19.00 – 19.30 Buffalo Woman
17.45 – 18.45 Imploded View
16.45 – 17.30 Fiona Maria Fitzpatrick
15.30 – 16.40 ReThink Tank – Surfing the Waves of Change
14.45 – 15.25 Fergus Costello
13.15 – 14.45 ReThink Tank – The Global Green Local Food Story
12.00 – 13.00 Yoga


01.30 – Close Rosko (DJ)
00.15 – 01.20 Boss Level Series MC’s
23.15 – 00.10 Charon (DJ)
22.10 – 23.10 Special Guest TBC
21.00 – 22.00 Will Softly (DJ)
20.00 – 20.55 Dear Desert
19.00 – 19.55 Laura Ann Brady & Sarah Gleeson
18.00 – 18.50 Conor Linnie
17.00 – 17.50 Somerville
15.45 – 16.30 ReThink Tank – The Gift Economy with Mark Boyle
15.00 – 15.40 Grace O’Malley
14.30 – 14.55 Black Bank Folk
13.00 – 14.00 ReThink Tank – Dark Mountain with Paul Kingsnorth
12.00 – 13.00 Yoga


It’s only a week to go to Electric Picnic and we now have the stage times for Body and Soul.

Friday will feature Tune-yards, Young Fathers, Adultrock, Girl Band and Sleep Thieves.

Saturday goes til 4am with Donal Dineen, Tr One, Kate Boy, Champion Sound Recordings artists and some special guests slots in there.

Sunday’s late slots feature more special guests, Frànçois and the Atlas Mountains, Perfume Genius, Glass Animals, Come On Live Long, Attention Bebé and more.

See the PDF here for a full run-down.

Casa Bacardi was also announced this week.

Thanks to State.ie for the tip.

Posted on August 22nd, 2014




Casa Bacardi have sent out the stage times for their Electric Picnic area and announced the winners of the #trystopme final that took place in the Sugar Club.

The Casa Bacardí Electric Picnic stage times:


22.00 – 00.00 Dimitri From Paris
20.00 – 22.00 Billy Scurry
18.00 – 20.00 Disconauts
16.00 – 18.00 Leigh Farrell


22.30-01.00 Greg Wilson
20.30-22.30 Ejeca
18.30-20.30 Jonas Rathsman
17.00-18.30 Ghostboy
15.00-17.00 Get Down Edits
13.00 – 15.00 Discotekken
12.00-13.00 Monophat


22.00-00.00 The 2 Bears (pictured)
20.00-22.00 Pleasurekraft
18.30-20.00 Nancy Whang
16.30 – 18.30 Mother
15.00 – 16.30 Decent Perks
13.30-15.00 Kelly-Anne Byrne
12.00-13.30 Eddie K

Congratulations also to Leigh Farrell who was the DJ winner of the #trystopme comp. He gets to play as above on Friday afternoon at Electric Picnic as a result. Congrats also to the the #TryStopMe Photography winner Erica Coburn and the ‘Wildbat’ Monophat. Erica will have her images projected on to the walls of CASA BACARDÍ, while Monophat will have his piece worked into the overall set design of CASA BACARDÍ throughout the weekend

Myself and mixed martial artist Cathal Pendred were the judging panel for #trystopme.

With Greg Wilson playing, there’s another opportunity to post this brilliant Essential Mix:

Posted on August 20th, 2014


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