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10 acts to see at the Electric Picnic

Forget about the headliners and big draws – here are 10 acts down the bill you should aim to see in Stradbally this weekend

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Wed, Aug 28, 2013, 09:20


Here’s a guide from this Friday’s Ticket to 10 acts you should try to see at this weekend’s Electric Picnic – aside from the usual headliners and headbangers, of course.

Josef Salvat

The Australian ex-law student in London has bruised torch songs, electronic blues and shabby-chic pop songs to thrill you with.

Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Far side trad tunes and skylarking soundscapes from one of the best and most understated fiddlers in the game


Intriguing, eccentric, operatic electropop from Finnish artist Heidi Kilpelainen. She comes armed with three albums of Kate-Bush-fronting-The-Knife magic.

Jagwar Ma

The Oz duo’s “Howlin’” is one of the albums of the year making them a must-see for fans of sunblasted space-disco, psychedelia, rock and jangly grooves.

Matthew E White

Coming to the stage with a smoking live band to broadcast debut album “Big Inner’s” slew of rock, pop, soul and funk

Sam Smith

You know him from Disclosure’s “Latch”, but he has oodles of his own soulful, sassy pop to offer too.


Canucks playing intriguing, mesmeric haunted electronica with visceral songs to lodge in your noggin.


Derry’s Bridie Monds-Watson continues to wow with wide-eyed songs about life, love and sea creatures.

Parquet Courts

“Light Up Gold” is the scuzzy garage rock humdinger of the season and that’s all you need to know to get lurching with them.

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

Portland’s Aly Spaltro’s “Ripely Pine” album is adorned with bittersweet romance, folky twists and strong emotional punches.