Africa Rising theme is set to provoke debate this year

David McWilliams will chair the Leviathan debates.

David McWilliams will chair the Leviathan debates.

Electric Picnic’s MindField arena returns with a programme of challenging debate, inspiring poetry, literature and theatre.

This year it will also feature mind-boggling science, more than a cúpla focail as Gaeilge and much more, all complemented by the feast for the senses that is the Theatre of Food.

Africa: The Rising Continent is the theme of this year’s programme, the centerpiece of which is Fergal Keane Talks Africa - a series of interactive debates about the past, present and future of the continent and its people - hosted by the acclaimed author and BBC journalist together with Ugandan publisher and journalist, Andrew Mwenda and a diverse panel of experts in economics, technology, development and the arts from Africa and Europe. The Leviathan debates will be hosted by economist and author, David McWilliams while there will be events showcasing technology’s positive potential through free computer coding projects, theatre and Electric Picnic brunch.




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