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Electric Picnic – Irish Times’ supplement and The Daily Ticket

Yes, you’re right, it’s Electric Picnic week all week here at OTR. Tomorrow (Wednesday), there will be a special Electric Picnic supplement published with The Irish Times. Hear why it’s taken Arcade Fire so long to get back to Stradbally …

Tue, Aug 30, 2011, 11:50

   

Yes, you’re right, it’s Electric Picnic week all week here at OTR.

Tomorrow (Wednesday), there will be a special Electric Picnic supplement published with The Irish Times. Hear why it’s taken Arcade Fire so long to get back to Stradbally after their legendary 2005 show. Lykke Li talks about why being a touring musician is not as glamorous as she imagined (contains reference to electric kettle). Interpol tell all about their formative festival experiences. Zach Condon of Beirut claims he’s no longer a dictator when it comes to band affairs. Conor Pope does the Electric Picnic taste taste, from Pieminister to Rathmullan House. Plus 3epkano, uilleann piper Paddy Keenan, Leviathan, readers’ favourites from Electric Picnics past, stage times, site map and much, much more.

For the fifth year in a row (hey, we should have called it the Drive for Five but, then again, look what happened with that one last year), The Daily Ticket will be published at the Electric Picnic on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Containing reviews, previews, features, news updates, line-up changes, funny bits and tons more, the Daily Ticket will be your essential guide to the Picnic’s gigs and happenings and the only daily mag produced in a shed in the middle of a big field in Co Laois.

The supplement will be available on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10am. You can pick up your free copy from our distribution staff who will be covering the campsites and main arena.

For those of you who won’t be in Stradbally next weekend, all reviews will be published online and there will also be regular updates on this blog.