My 3rd year attending this wonderful festival and yet again, EP did not disappoint.While I did have a fantastic time wandering around the massive site, being with friends and indulging in a lot of delicious food from the pop up food stalls I didn’t have much interest in the music this time round. In the previous two years that I attended I had the absolute pleasure of seeing Arctic Monkeys, Disclosure, Annie Mac, Flume, Outkast, Kodaline, Hozier, Cyril Hahn amongst many many other fantastic artists. This year there really wasn’t that much that interested me. Despite the disappointing line up, I had an amazing time enjoying all the other aspects that Electric Picnic has to offer.
Electric Picnic This Year
On the first night I was very silly and lost my phone somewhere near my tent. Obviously this wasn’t exactly thrilling but I decided to have a good time regardless. The next morning I felt a small bit of hope in my heart that some kind soul would hand it in. So my wonderful boyfriend checked lost and found for me and low and behold when he returned, he had my gorgeous phone in his hands, someone had turned it in. It was a joyful moment but then it ran out of battery and I left it in the charger place over night by accident (oops!). All of this resulted in a very small amount of videos and photos, hence the reason I don’t have much to show for up here. I guess that shows signs of a good time, and I’ll still share what I captured in the few hours I actually had my phone on my person.
The first act we saw was the amazing Booka Brass Band who opened the Other Voices Stage with a mini marching parade leading up to the stage. It was a really brilliant atmosphere and they were seriously talented! I had never heard of them until I saw them there live, but since then I’ve noticed them popping up here and there. I had a short video of them performing where everyone was having a fantabulous time, but I deleted it. So here’s them playing at the Button Factory, which by the way captures exactly the atmosphere they create at the end, give it a watch!
Flo was amazing to put it simply. Her powerful voice, great songs and being surrounded by some of my bestest friends was a fab memory. I do have some videos from the performance which mainly consist of me and my friends singing and jumping about with no actual footage of the stage, so I thought it would be best to spare the internet of our time there…
Photos – ElectricPicnic.ie
There was a point in the middle where I found myself enjoying conversation with friends and not really paying attention to the music. But she ended with some big hits and I went a bit crazy to Dog Days Are Over which is an old favourite of mine. Again, a brilliant atmosphere and a wonderful way to end the weekend.
Having missed their performance on the Main Stage, we managed to find ourselves at the Salty Dog Stage for their second set at Electric Picnic. Sadly it was the last few songs but it was definitely the highlight of my weekend. They were performing ‘All Works Out’ and they had all their fans up on stage. Everyone was so happy and it was so humbling to see a band be literally flooded with their fans up on stage just because they could! The atmosphere was indescribable, I bet there wasn’t a single person in the crowd that wasn’t smiling! Now it’s one of my favourite songs at the moment because of the lovely moment we had, and here it is. 🙂
That was pretty much it when it came to the music. After that the weekend was a success basically down to the fact that it didn’t rain, I was with great people and Electric Picnic is a place that just forces you to be happy. Until next year.