- 26 Jul 23
More information including the full lineup for MindField can be found at www.electricpicnic.ie.
The line-up for Electric Picnic’s MindField spoken word arena has been announced, with an entertaining programme of spoken word, interviews, debate, talks, poetry, podcasts and more.
The Leviathan tent includes speed debating with Salon du Chat, and Miriam O’Callaghan hosting her annual Sunday Brunch with her special guests casting a jaundiced eye on the newspapers.
The Leviathan Political Cabaret is hosted by CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan and analyses 25 years of the Good Friday Agreement through debate and performance.
Paddy Cullivan presents his historical who-dunnit hit show, The Murder of Wolfe Tone whilst History Ireland Hedge School tackles the rise of the far right in Ireland while award-winning journalist Carole Cadwalladr talks about her investigative journalism.
The Manifesto stage is this year curated by award-winning author and editor Sinéad Gleeson. There’ll be fascinating and moving conversations from Dylan Brennan and Khanyisile Mbukwane, Maija Sofia, Venus Patel and Amanda Coogan.
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Ah, Hear! the podcast stage once again brings some of Ireland’s most popular podcasts together in one place including the likes of The Blindboy Podcast, Hold My Drink with Charleen and Ellie, Three Castles Burning with Donal Fallon, The Group Chat with Gavan Reilly, and Zara King and Richard Chambers of Virgin Media News, Inside Politics from The Irish Times and Talking Bollox.
An Puball Gaeilge runs to midnight gach oíche with talks, theatre, podcasts and music, as Gaeilge. On Friday they open with male voice quartet Cór Cheathréad Mharlborough before Féile Nasc presents a choice of some of Dublin's up-and-coming tradsters Bonneymen agus Cairde, Feart, Burnchurch and Ócadún and more.
The Word stage brings beats, rhymes, poetry, hip-hop, grime and more, orchestrated and hosted by the great Marty Mulligan from Mullingar. There will be words from Jack Gaudet, Audible Chocolate, Adore and Oscar Dunbarr, and music from JaVille, Big Love, Bobby & the Blunts, The Love Buzz and The Lost Messiahs.
More information including the full lineup for MindfField can be found at the Electric Picnic website.