Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Electric Picnic 2011 – your shout

This blog post was written in the Gramphone Disco at the crack of dawn, a first for me and them. We’ve done the Picnic. We’ve survived the Picnic. The fat lady has sung (and the old dame was as out …

Mon, Sep 5, 2011, 04:14

   

This blog post was written in the Gramphone Disco at the crack of dawn, a first for me and them. We’ve done the Picnic. We’ve survived the Picnic. The fat lady has sung (and the old dame was as out of tune as Toots).

You’ll find ALL the reviews from Lauren Murphy, Conor Pope, Una Mullally, Elaine Buckley and myself from the weekend’s gigs here. You’ll find Brenda Fitzsimons’ fabulous photos here. You’ll find our news reports, features and colour pieces here as well. There is also a pointyheaded piece to come from me about the Electric Picnic present and future, but that will probably be tomorrow on the blog.

So, over to you. The floor is yours and you know what is required. Your views of Electric Picnic 2011: the good, the bad and the downright ugly. Now, if you’ll excuse me, they’re playing our tune…

UPDATE: I’ll also add any post-Picnic gig announcements here as they’re made, though I don’t expect, from talking to bookers and agents over the weekend, that there will be as many in previous years.

The only two so far are the return of Foster the People who play Academy, Dublin on November 28 (tickets €19 plus TM charges on sale from Thursday) and John Talabot, who is at the Twisted Pepper, Dublin on October 22 (tickets a tenner). As numptie here missed James Chance on Saturday night due to shed duties, he will give a packet of chocolate biscuits (unopened) to any promoter who brings him in.

Per James D below, Gavin Friday playing Dublin’s Olympia on November 29.

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