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Electric Picnic 2010 – here we go

The first batch of acts for Electric Picnic 2010 will be announced round about lunchtime today. OTR is currently on a top secret mission in deepest New Mexico which means we’re six hours behind you, but we’ll get up early …

Wed, Mar 24, 2010, 04:52

   

The first batch of acts for Electric Picnic 2010 will be announced round about lunchtime today. OTR is currently on a top secret mission in deepest New Mexico which means we’re six hours behind you, but we’ll get up early on this occasion to add to the gaiety of the nation once again. Between now and then, let the wild guesswork begin.

UPDATE: The mad guesses can end ‘cos here’s the official list. Question: it just me or does this look a lot more appetising than previous Picnic start-up lists?

Roxy Music
LCD Soundsystem
Massive Attack
The National
PiL (YES!)
Leftfield
Gil Scott-Heron (as first confirmed months ago by OTR readers)
The Frames
Imelda May (is there anyone in the country who hasn’t seen her live at this stage?)
Modest Mouse
New Pornographers
Seasick Steve
808 State
Hot Chip
Fever Ray (who will at least get to play to more people in Ireland this summer)
Beach House
Jonsi
Edan
Fat Freddy’s Drop
The Waterboys
Liquid Liquid (YES!)
Booka Shade
The Horrors
The Big Pink
The Low Anthem
Mr Scruff
Paul Brady (this year’s Christy Moore)
Monotonix
Cymande (hell yeah!)
Bloody Beetroots (with their Death Crew 77 live band)
Steve Earle
Bad Lieutenant
Crystal Castles
Afro Celt Soundsystem
Mumford & Sons
Here We Go Magic
Field Music
Caribou
Dublin Gospel Choir
Messiah J & The Expert
Adrian Crowley
Villagers
Redneck Manifesto (that’s more Irish acts than Oxegen already)
Breakastra
Memory Tapes
Steve Mason