Electric Picnic review

resavede6s1 pic 1 Great weekend last week up at Electric Picnic. Despite the 10 years of the festival,  this was our  first time and I was might impressed with the variety of  music and    culture on offer at the Electric Picnic music and arts festival.

They seem to have the right mix in terms of bands, better quality than other years.  Good range of comedy and speakers on books etc. Great also to see some locals  doing the crafts like Gary Dalton and Ritchie Murphy, Dunmore  and Terence  McSweeney  Tramore and London and also his mother Cathy Hayden.

The line up at the festival was top class, we gather the Fat Boy slim light show was  exceptional, many years ago he performed at South in Tramore,  the Robert Plant  band were also brilliant.

We saw David Byrne  ex Talking Heads with  his new brass band and they were superb.

Johnny Marr  ex Smiths was also brilliant, playing some old  Smiths songs like Sweet Love, How Soon is Now, finishing with an encore – there is the light that never goes out.

David Byrne was his usual electrifying self playing with a huge brass section accompanied by female singer, they were outstanding playing Why from the old days.

He was accompanied by St. Vincent or Annie Clark,who played guitar and sang, plus  brass too.  The brass sound was excellent as they  did great dance routines coming on and off stage, complete with large oboe too.

A lot of the songs were off Love this Giant album.

He is a mighty live performer tightly played and is probably at his best since Talking Heads who broke up 20 plus years ago.

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