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Electric Picnic line-up – first impressions

Well, here’s the line-up for Electric Picnic 2008: Sex Pistols, Sigur Ros, Grinderman, Franz Ferdinand, George Clinton & The P-Funk Allstars, My Bloody Valentine, Goldfrapp, Christy Moore, Wilco, The Gossip, Duffy, Underworld, Tinariwen, Foals, CSS, Tindersticks, New Young Pony Club, …

Wed, Mar 26, 2008, 21:45

   

Well, here’s the line-up for Electric Picnic 2008:

Sex Pistols, Sigur Ros, Grinderman, Franz Ferdinand, George Clinton & The P-Funk Allstars, My Bloody Valentine, Goldfrapp, Christy Moore, Wilco, The Gossip, Duffy, Underworld, Tinariwen, Foals, CSS, Tindersticks, New Young Pony Club, Josh Ritter, Lisa Hannigan, Cathy Davey, That Petrol Emotion, The Breeders, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sinead O’Connor, The Waterboys, The Roots, Kila, Micah P Hinson, Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Hayseed Dixie, Candi Staton, Juana Molina, Turin Brakes, Faust, Midnight Juggernauts, Tartit, Hadouken!, Silver Apples, Mark Geary, Teitur, Blitzen Trapper, Absentee, Balanescu Quartet, Lou Rhodes, Adrian Crowley, One Day International, The Yard Dogs, Tobias Froberg, Boss Volenti, Dawn Landes, Constantines, Yacht, Lionheart Brothers, Large Mound, Emmy the Great, Kormac & the BSQ Band, Jape, The Noisettes, Dublin Gospel Choir.

First reason to be cheerful: SILVER APPLES! The fucking SILVER APPLES! Playing in Co Laois. Hell, yeah

Second reason to be cheerful: WILCO! Great to see them on the list, especially as they’ve been on every possible line-up since year one.

Third reason to be cheerful: BALANESCU QUARTET! Awesome, awesome, awesome

Main reason to be fearful: Christy Moore. Ah lads, c’mon. Tell me this is some kind of situationalist prank. What next, the Wolfe Tones?

Weekend tickets are €240 (no day tickets) and a family camping ticket is €480 for 2 adults & up to 4 kids under 12 with access to the designated family campsite. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 9am.

There’s oodles and oodles of space for your thoughts below