Electric Picnic added a new woods area today and it’s not quite a rave in the woods. Hazel Wood will focus on art and performance, particularly, “with a programme of mesmerising storytelling through interactive theatre, immersive hauntings, shadow puppetry, visual displays, commedia dell’arte workshops, visual art” and more.
Included in the programme is from a music perspective is:
- Cathy Davey premiering her new album live at midnight on Friday in its entirety.
- Generic People host: AFTER DARK in The HAZEL WOOD featuring:
- Jack O’Rourke, Exit Pursued By a Bear, Carried By Waves, MKAI, DJs Jim X Comet with his David Bowie Tribute set, and DJs Fish Go Deep and HomeBeat’s Emmet Condon.
- Yurodny Ensemble leading a procession across the site.
Away from music, there is:
- Audio/visual/orchestral extravaganza We Lived In Cities a collaboration by B.K. Pepper, Madra Mor Production & Generic People.
- Interactive and experimental theatre from Footsbarn Travelling Theatre,
- Twisted Tales hosted by The Gaiety School of Acting will be hosting a series of workshops and performances
- The Lords of Strut; Brothers Seamus and Sean host their own fantastical TV show which results in slapstick mayhem.
- Mary Mary is Púca Puppet’s oldest performer.
- The Melting Pot ensemble orchestrated by Siobhra Quinlan – Opera, art song, instrumental and chamber music
- Mask making workshops by Behind the Mask
- Festive chic by The Costume Mistress
- Contribute to a commemorative Picnic quilt with Lucy’s Lounge.
- Fossetts circus.
- live Shadow Puppetry by Javanese Gamelan in conjunction with The National Concert Hall.