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EP10: your shout – and post-Picnic gig announcements

You can read my highlights from Friday, Saturday and Sunday below – plus coverage from today’s paper here, here, here and not forgetting EP newbie Conor Pope’s colour piece here – but how was Electric Picnic 2010 for you? Let’s …

Mon, Sep 6, 2010, 04:05

   

You can read my highlights from Friday, Saturday and Sunday below – plus coverage from today’s paper here, here, here and not forgetting EP newbie Conor Pope’s colour piece here – but how was Electric Picnic 2010 for you? Let’s hear your highs and lows from three days of sun, cloud and rain in Co Laois.

Please note that I’ve closed the comments on the other #EP10 posts below so all comments on the festival should now go here.

I expect that there’s going to be a rake of gig announcements from various EP headliners today (the tours to make cash for Christmas presents – promoters must think Irish gig-goers are made of cash) so I’ll add them to this post when they come to hand.

UPDATE: And as predicted, here they come. The Frames play Dublin’s Olympia on December 12, Foals play that venue on November 15 and Two Door Cinema Club will be at Belfast’s Mandela Hall (December 7), Dublin’s Tripod (8) and Galway’s Black Box (9).

Villagers play their biggest Dublin headliner to date at Vicar Street on December 21 at the end of an Irish tour which calls to Waterford’s Forum (13), KIlkenny’s Set Theatre (13), Cork’s Savoy (15), Limerick’s St John’s Church (17), Galway’s Black Box (18) and Belfast’s Limelight (19).

Imelda May plays Dublin’s Olympia on December 15 – by contrast, her pre-Xmas hometown show last year was at the O2

Non-Picnic: Was Kylie in Stradbally too? She plays Dublin’s O2 on March 22 and 23 next. Also Underworld at Dublin’s RDS Simmonscourt (the venue that used to be hold the title of worst venue in town until Academy 2 came along) on November 27. And Deerhunter play Dublin’s Button Factory on March 25. Yep, that’s 2011. Even indie acts want their fans to buy tickets six months in advance.