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.
New Order have had a fine year and half with the release of Music Complete so now they’re getting into the beer game by releasing a beer in the Autumn.
Stray Dog, named after a song on the recent album was made with Moorhouse’s Brewery in the UK and is described as a “premium 4.2% beer, a refreshing and clean tasting golden ale, with hints of citrus fruit and lychee, all balanced by a subtle bitterness. Brewed using American Cascade, Centennial and Willamette hops, with the finest English Maris Otter malt, it was developed by head brewer Dan Casaru at Moorhouse’s new $6.5 million state-of-the-art brewery after a series of tastings earlier this spring.”
It’ll be available on tap and in bottles in UK pubs later in September.
The beer will be launched officially at a special New Order-themed evening at The Sawyer’s Arms in Manchester on Sunday August 28th, from 7pm, with DJs and competitions to win special merchandise.
Maybe they’ll bring some cases to Electric Picnic?
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.
It’s been a busy November for me so far. Between Iceland Airwaves for a week, a trip to Belfast last weekend and a lot of catching up, there’s been less time to do everything I wanted to do on the site. So with that in mind, here are some songs I’ve been digging recently over the last two weeks taking in Santigold, Rustie, Bibio, Saint Sister, I Have A Tribe, FaltyDL, Reykjavíkurdætur, New Order and more.
New Order- Tutti Frutti Vök – Waterfall Augustus & John – There Goes My Train Grimes – Realiti Nao – Golden Reykjavíkurdætur – Reykjavíkurdætur Hundred Waters – Down From the Rafters (Huxley Remix) Braids – Blondie Banks – Better Glass Animals & Joey Bada$$ – Lose Control
Santigold – Can’t Get Enough of Myself (feat. B.C) The Fixx – One Thing Leads to Another Sheer Mag – Fan The Flames Shura – White Light Hot Chip – Love Is The Future Richard Egan- Never Seen You Roisin Murphy – Evil Eyes Slove – Le Danse East of My Youth – Only Lover Sophie – Nothing More to Say (Vox) Grimes – Venus Fly feat. Janelle Monáe Overcoats – Smaller Than My Mother Saint Sister – Blood Moon
Cut Once – Playing With Fire Para One – Girlhood Bicep & Hammer – Dahlia
Grimes and Chairlift Forbidden Fruit photos by Paulo Gonçalves.
If there’s anything this weekend reminded me, it’s when it comes to festivals, you don’t have to travel to get the experience. With Bloom in the Park taking up a large space in the Phoenix Park to Forbidden Fruit in the Royal Hospital Gardens in Kilmainham, the green west part of the city was home to many more people’s weekends than normal, an encouraging display of the sentiment that the city is there for us to use.
Forbidden Fruit Festival has revealed its initial lineup which takes place at the Grounds of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham on June 2nd, 3rd and 4th (Sat-Monday) across five stages.
Sat 2nd June: Leftfield, Bloody Beetroots, Booka Shade, The Field, Factory Floor, Bear In Heaven, Le Galaxie, Toby Kaar.
Sunday 3rd June: New Order, Death Cab For Cutie, The Rapture, Death In Vegas, Modeselektor, Austra, Atlas Sound, Rarely Seen Above Ground, Grimes, Kool Thing.
Monday 4th June: Wilco, Beirut, James Vincent McMorrow, Mazzy Star, Andrew Bird, Field Music, Julia Holter, Windings.
More to be announced.
Early Bird Tickets on sale 9am Wednesday 22nd February 2012 at €45 per Day /€85 for Two Day ticket and €110 for the Weekend. General Tickets will be priced at €49:50 for one day / Two Day Ticket: €89.50 / Weekend Ticket: €115
The festival will also have comedy stages, food markets, craft, fashion stalls and more. Gates 2pm-10.45pm daily.