Electric Picnic

Electric Picnic 2009 Lineup Announced

The Body & Soul Village, the heartbeat of the Electric Picnic will be once more pulsating to its own rhythm. A veritable hippy heaven with a large array of holistic treatments, reiki, yoga and massage. The unique Chill Stage, set in a natural amphitheatre will host a mix of folk, world, classical, electronic, reggae, roots and hip wiggling funk. Once more an army of creatives will be set free across the landscape to transform the space into a magical wonderland.

It wouldn’t be Electric Picnic without the peals of laughter across the lawns of Stradbally.  The Comedy Tent has always been a major attraction with a steady stream of Picnikers through the doors. This year will be no exception and there will be the usual 3 days of entertainment, the line up will be announced over the coming months.

Now an integral part of the festival the Spoken Word area will see the return of David McWilliams’ Leviathan debates, poetry reading, Storytelling and Irish language, full details of the compendium of events to be announced over the coming months but expect a further step up from last year with renowned international names …stay tuned! 

The world renowned performance art troupe, Lucent Dossier crawls once again out of the LA underground arts & music scene with their interactive Water Show….a 1960s Treehouse Jungle World complete with water stage, rope ladders, unique aerial apparatuses and wild eccentric characters!

Each year Arcadia has looked more and more like a jaw dropping set from a Mad Max movie and this year they will we be taking it to a new level with a unique space-aged 360 degree venue complete with robots and junk metal art installations, circus acts, trapeze performers, and fire spinners.  This year Electric Picnic will be the only festival, aside from Glastonbury, that will host Arcadia’s impressive structure.

Inhabited by the dark, the twisted and the strangely beautiful, THISISPOPBABY‘s palace of Performance, Myth and Discotheque returns to the Picnic this year following a notorious debut in 2008. Slip once again through the orifice of POP and immerse yourself in an upsidedown universe ruled by Queens of Allegory, Caricature and Disguise. With gender illusion, blinding visions, sensory surprises and grotesque wit, you will find yourself Popsucked and Poplicked by a host of international tranniversalist superstars. And then your sweat will turn to artificial sugar as you dance deep into your future and find yourself returning to POP, over and over…

THISISPOPBABY brought together the best of Irish drag artists to put together this evening’s Electric Picnic line-up announcement show, hosted by Panti.