Electric Picnic have revealed their lineup for the Trailer Park stage at the sold out festival in Stradbally in September.
First the music lineup:
- Cooks But We’re Chefs
- Spinster DJs
- Chris Barrys Boys
- Dublin Gospel Choir
- Panik Attaks
- Shogunz Of Skank
- Galway Street Club
- Luna Boys
- Cc Brez
- Henry Earnest
- Montauk Hotel
- Roadhouse Doors
- Underscore Orkestra
- The Pearly Whites
- Strange Attractor
- Harvest: A Tribute To Neil Young
- Bootleg Beach Boys
- Code Of Behaviour Brass Band
Of course, Trailer Park is known for its curious stages and trailers – “a mobile-tropolis” if you mind, which this year include:
Trapeze, aerial acrobatics and zip-wire antics by Looseysmokes.
My Lovely Ranch – the horse yard and farmyard with pigs and herd of goats along with live performances and the Horse Box Disco.
The Hothouse – a restaurant with full waiter service, housed inside a giant poly-tunnelfeaturing 10 of Ireland’s most exciting chefs and makers featuring lobster from the coast of Mayo, Indian street food from The Chat Shop, pizza from the boys in Palmento. Bookings can be made at [email protected]
Aprés Ski – the snowy wintry chalet returns with plenty of Europop in tow.
The Vaniel O’Donnell Experience which promises to thrill hardened cynics, with ‘something for everyone,’ including such cosy delights as The Daniel Disco, a Loveliest Lookalike Competition, and lovely wee buns.
Who Let The Dads Out? delivers a ‘hip’ festival experience to those in their late thirties and forties, a safe house for air guitar performance, a house band with guitar riffs and drum solos, and a dad-dancing competition judged by wives bent double in giggles. Youngsters must pay cash to be permitted to see these live displays of lost youth.
Hard Border Limbo take the bore out of border with this dystopian no-mans-land enclave – policed by its own Border Patrol – to bring a new low to the Backstop.
Band Wagon is a state-of the art recording studio in a caravan built by Music Generation (Laois) to facilitate those wanting to come and make a single, then and there.
Wagon o’ Witches , which has mysteriously emerged from the earth, onto the grounds of Trailer Park, complete with a coven of eccentric hags from different realms.
Doll’s Head Techno transforms a once-modest caravan into a bitchin’ rave machine
The Snug Photobooth Caravan.
The Summer Lovin’ Water Park makes its first and only scheduled appearance: it’s a pool in a caravan.
Make Art Not War is an interactive art space with mechanised art robotics to assist.
In the Ceili Kitchen everyone (two at a time) is invited to a trad session inside a Monza 57 TDI model.
Redneck Granny returns with their knitted creations, the Seagulls are getting personal around their nest, nicking chips from passers-by; the sardines-in-a-tin singalong Caravanaoke is back; In War Flower, spectacular florists make show-stopping head-dresses in a vintage truck in aid of the Legacy of War Foundation; Quizivan unveils Season Two of its gameshow quiz game inside a caravan. Boogie Woogie Van makes sure we all remain ahh ahh ahh ahh staying alive. The makers of Terrible Terry’s will return with a game of crazy golf – in a caravan. The baccy-chewing slobs inhabiting the Redneck’s mobile home are back with a new crib and a new storyline. The smoke cannons defending the new enlarged SS Sensorium return, determined to safeguard the scientific secrets within. On the rebound, too, are the real-deal Kansas-based tattoo artists Chuck and Dwayne from TatVan.