ELECTRIC Picnic’s roots have always carried a deep electronic plot, one that makes it’s way into the hearts of dance lovers seen stomping with colossal force on every inch of the Little Big Tent.
This year will continue to entice revellers with the most prolific producers and electronic leaders gracing the Stradbally dance sphere. The Little Big Tent is sure to pulse from every end in deep dub tremors and exhilarating cosmic glitches from the brightest stars in electronic production.
Co-founder of New York’s DFA records and best known for being part of the now defunct LCD Soundsystem, producer James Murphy will make his way to Stradbally for a much anticipated DJ set, which will be his first time on Irish shores since LCD Soundsystem disbanded in April 2011. Also joining him for DJ sets of their own at Electric Picnic are DFA Record’s comrades The Juan MaClean and former LCD Soundsystem band mate Pat Mahoney. Renowned for his DJ sets full of originality and for his love of all things disco, this show will be truly unmissable.
Polaris prize winner Caribou, entranced Picnicers in 2010 and will make his return to Stradbally in a very special back to back DJ set with London producer Four Tet. With a string of international, jam-packed festival appearances already this year, Daniel Victor Snaith aka Caribou has always proven himself a psychedelic crowd pleaser. Kieran Hebden aka. Four Tet, wowed the Stradbally crowd in ‘09 and his new album Pink is set for release this August, a follow up to the stunning There Is Love You. A marriage of boundary pushers, prepare for them to propel the Picnic to a whole new stratosphere.
Post-dupstep Scotsman Rustie makes his Picnic debut for the 2012 Little Big Tent with a live performance. The genre-merging maestro released the highly acclaimed Glass Swords on Warp Records in 2011, grabbing the Guardian’s first album award. The multi-talented John Talabot will be swinging by the Picnic for 2012. The Barcelonan producer recently released ‘Fin’, an album that “sings with a sweetness that points solely towards success” according to the BBC’s Mike Diver. For more on these or any of the acts performing, visit www.electricpicnic.ie.