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Electric moments: the best of the Electric Picnic to date

This year’s Electric Picnic is just around the corner, but we want you, the OTR readers, to rewind your mind and remember top Picnic moments from years past for an upcoming feature. It could be the performance of a headliner …

Tue, Aug 16, 2011, 09:35

   

This year’s Electric Picnic is just around the corner, but we want you, the OTR readers, to rewind your mind and remember top Picnic moments from years past for an upcoming feature. It could be the performance of a headliner like Beastie Boys, LCD Soundsystem, Bjork, Sigur Ros, Sex Pistols, New Order, Kraftwerk, Flaming Lips, Leftfield, Elbow, My Bloody Valentine or Massive Attack. It could be an act who were near the bottom of the bill but who stormed the festival like Janelle Monae last year. It could have been one of those surprise hits like Chic or Grace Jones. It could have been someone or something who impressed you in the small hours or afternoon in the Body & Soul universe, Hell, it could have been Mumford & Sons or James Blunt. And how many of you were in the big tent when Arcade Fire played in 2005 (the gig which Irish indie music’s equivalent of those who claim to have been in the GPO in 1916)? We’re also looking for electric non-music moments, from arty stuff to debates to readings to those random moments which the Electric Picnic always seems to provide. Get picking.