Get a bear hug at the Picnic

ELECTRONIC music fans will be delighted to hear that The 2 Bears will be performing at this year’s Electric Picnic, as part of the Casa Bacardi line up for the festival.

ELECTRONIC music fans will be delighted to hear that The 2 Bears will be performing at this year’s Electric Picnic, as part of the Casa Bacardi line up for the festival.

London based duo The 2 Bears formed in 2009 when Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard teamed up with Raf Rundell. The duo produce tracks encompassing a number of different styles, including 2-step, house, hip-hop and soul. They also host a radio show on Ministry of Sound Radio entitled ‘Follow the Bears’ and have also produced remixes for several established artists including Santigold, Metronomy, Toddla T and The View.

The 2 Bears have received plenty of radio support from big name DJs including Fearne Cotton, Scott Mills, Greg James, Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Kissy Sell Out, Dev, Rob Da Bank, John Kennedy and Nick Grimshaw. Other performers at Casa Bacardi include Francois K; Todd Terje; Prins Thomas; Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area); Optimo; Crazy P; The Revenge; Space Dimension Controller; A-Skillz; Stevie G; The Drifter; Big Dish Go; Tu-Ki; Steve Manning; Mother and John Mahon.

Over in the Body and Soul area organisers are creating a projection installation made from old family photos of people who come to the festival. They are looking for anything from 70’s haircuts and 80’s Christmas jumpers to awkward family photos. Those who have any embarrassing photos of themselves as children, email a copy to jess@hatchett.ie. For more visit www.electricpicnic.ie.