Wow… say what you will about American Music Festivals.. but it is slowly becoming clearer and clearer to me that Europe blows American Festivals out of the water. Not to mention, Europe is all pretty looking and old, and stuff.
Seriously though, think of the beautiful architecture, all that history, and then some of the greatest groups from around the world play, just for you (and you know, like a couple thousand other people.. meh). I think my heart just exploded.
If you’re not into all that aesthetic pleasure, and just wanna know the facts, here is the 2008 lineup for the Electric Picnic Festival that takes place August 29-31st in Stradbally, Ireland.
Sex Pistols, Sigur Rós, Grinderman, Franz Ferdinand, George Clinton & The P-Funk Allstars, My Bloody Valentine, Goldfrapp, Christy Moore, Wilco, The Gossip, Duffy, Underworld, Tinariwen, CSS, Tindersticks, New Young Pony Club, Josh Ritter, Lisa Hannigan, Cathy Davey, That Petrol Emotion, The Breeders, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sinead O’Connor, Henry Rollins, The Waterboys, The Roots, Kila, Micah P Hinson, Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Hayseed Dixie, Candi Staton, Juana Molina, Turin Brakes, Faust, Midnight Juggernauts, Tartit, Hadouken!, Silver Apples, Mark Geary, Teitur, Blitzen Trapper, Absentee, Balanescu Quartet, Lou Rhodes, Adrian Crowley, One Day International, The Yard Dogs, Tobias Froberg, Boss Volenti, Dawn Landes, Constantines, Yacht, Lionheart Brothers, Large Mound, Emmy the Great, Foals, Kormac & the BSQ Band, Jape, Noisettes, Dublin Gospel Choir…plus many more to be announced.
Other rumors also have Sigur Ros and the Sex Pistols doing some potential collaboration-type goodness at the show as well.. not to mention Moby, Fatboy Slim, Super Furry Animals, Billy Bragg, Mogwai, Elbow, and Gary Numan are all rumored as future adds to the lineup.
Man… the last time I saw Sigur Ros LIVE they were having audio problems, and their set had a time limit, so they never got to get things in order… and now that I recall how amazing they sounded even with the sound distorted, I can’t even imagine what a set of theirs would be like in an audio-friendly environment.
I just got goosebumps.
Well.. I might have to rob some banks to go to this festival… and trust me, the jail time might actually be worth it. But first things first.. I need to go run over my ex with my car. haha jk.
Over and out!