Some new names today for the Picnic.
- Wolf Parade – could be amazing or could prove to have rapidly diminishing returns.
- Brendan Perry – him from Dead Can Dance – ask your parents.
- Stars – Montreal miserabilists with one decent tune.
- Black Mountain – Another Canadian band who might be worth a look. Edit: Actually I just listened: rubbish.
- K’Naan – Coca Cola flag waver.
- Heathers – they might be twins .
- Rubberbandits feat. Crystal Swing – there are no words….
The LittleBig Dance Tent gets some names added:
- Sebastien Leger – French house DJ.
- Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip – It was good the first time around..
- Jackbeats – hipster heavy producers from Lahndahn.
- Mixhell – from Sao Paolo. May prove to be the most interesting about them.
- Japanese Popstars live – lads from Derry conquering the dance world. Even got Jon Spencer to provide vocals for them. Free pass.
- Kormac’s Big Band – still haven’t listened to or seen this guy and his band yet.
- Joker & Nomad – sounds promising until you remember Nomad is an MC so will ruin all the goodness coming from the speakers with clichéd platitudes.
- The Subs – filling out the lineup.
- Sneaky Soundsystem (DJ set) – ditto.
I’m really hoping that Crystal Swing actually do turn up to play with the Rubberbandits. That would be totally amazing.