Electric Picnic 2017 is looking like a good one! I was delighted to be invited to the launch the other day which was in the coolest venue ever, Urban Plant Life. During the little party, we were treated to yummy Bacardi mojitos, tasty quesadillas and lots of great music by Stomptown Brass and the Luna Boys. Earlier that day, the amazing lineup had been announced and it was great to go and celebrate a (finally!) fantastic array of acts.
— Bekah Molony (@BekahMolony_) April 5, 2017
I don’t usually use Facebook, but I had a scan through my feed to see people’s thoughts on the Electric Picnic 2017 lineup. To be honest, there was a lot of mixed reviews. Me and some of my friends were messaging each other in excitement about mainly A Tribe Called Quest headlining.
However, many of the comments online were that it was the worst year in a long time and that EP seems to be getting worse and worse. I will admittedly say that the lineups have been getting worse over the past few years. My first Picnic in 2013 was unbelievable, with Arctic Monkeys and Disclosure among many others making it a special one. I bothered writing about EP 2015, but since then, I would agree that it has gone downhill. However, the Electric Picnic 2017 announcements have restored my faith in the mega festival. So I have to say I disagree with all the negative comments, this one looks good!
With Tribe, The XX, Annie Mac and London Grammar – those are some of my absolute faves already, very exciting. Then we have Vince Staples, Chaka Kahan (hello, how funky is that going to be?!), Run the Jewels and Soulwax. A good oul start to a lineup if you ask me! Definitiely one for an older crowd or younger youths like myself who love a good throwback. I sure hope I’ll be in Ireland to experience Electric Picnic 2017!