Watch: Laois band Pogueology to play Electric Picnic Salty Dog stage

Michelle Hogan


Michelle Hogan

Pogueology brought the house down at Electric Picnic in 2017 when they played at Jimmie Lee's Juke Joint.

The Laois band did the county proud when they performed in front of a packed venue at the stage in the Trailer Park area of the Picnic on the Friday night. 

The gig kicked off at 11:45pm and there was a huge turnout of locals and fans from all over the country who joined in with the recreation of the energy and passion of The Pogues for a couple of minutes.

Frontman Brian O'Mahony led the seven piece band brilliantly through three of four songs before the gig had to be stopped as part of the floor of the venue collapsed.

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The band really brought the house down when part of the floor of the venue fell in from so many people jumping and dancing to the music.

The gig was cancelled and rescheduled for the Salty Dog stage on the Sunday night which also went down a storm. 

This year, Electric Picnic has upgraded the Laois Pogues tribute band to the Salty Dog stage again.

Watch the video above of Pogueology's performance last year before the floor of the venue was damaged.

This year, Pogueology will finish out the Sunday night from 2AM at the iconic Salty Dog shipwreck stage. 

Among the bands taking to the decks of this fallen 40-tonne French vessel are the explosive wild men of Otherkin, ska-mongers Bionic Rats, Interskalactic and Skatesques, and huge welcome back to the woods for our favourite Cathy Davey.

Then there are the really noisy ones: The eponymous Mick Pyro and Pete Pamf (aka Shogunz of Skank), the bare-chested busking riot that is the Galway Street Club, the Bronx-Cuban Londoners who belt out gypsy ska Dr Schwamp, sea-soaked folksters The Eskies, 70s-style art rock from Five Grand Stereo, the out-of-work lunatics Jobseekerz, urban punk poet Jinx Lennon, the punky stage anarchists Pogueology, the maiden voyage for the high-octane men of Mullingar The Blizzards; we welcome State Lights and Keywest to our humble forest, along with the upbeat melodies of Katie Laffan, a burst of sunshine from Track Dogs, the incredible discovery of Modern Love, the Motown-worship of Bronagh Gallagher .... and very, very special visits to the festival's beloved shipwreck by no less than six Main Arena acts.