- 29 Jul 10
Ryan Tubridy, Mike Scott, Irvine Welsh & Howard Marks are among the attractions.
The Electric Picnic has announced details of its MindField arena, which is where among numerous other attractions you’ll find the Hot Press Signing Tent.
Located behind the Main Stage, the mainly spoken word line-up includes:
Leviathan: Political Cabaret – David McWilliams, Ryan Tubridy, 2000 AD’s Pat Mills, Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell, Twitterer-in-chief Dan Boyle, George Galloway, ex-Fox News commentator Rachel Marsden, Minister for Communications Eamon Ryan, Howard Marks, Peter Hook, legendary music manager Simon Napier-Bell, Irvine Welsh, Stephen Rea and more
Arts Council Literary Stage – Mike Scott, Roddy Doyle, Kevin Barry, Irvine Welsh, Declan Lynch, Dermot Bolger, Julian Gough, Charlie Connelly, Arlene Hunt, Gene Kerrigan, Mike McCormack, Leanne O’Sullivan, Mary O’Malley, Claire Kilroy, John Waters, Johnny Duhan and more
The Word: Poetry And Slam – The Pig Executive, The Cuirt Literary Festival Slam Showcase, Poetry Island Presents, The Glor Sessions, Foil Arms & Hog, The Poetry Divas, The Gonzo Cabaret Club, The Big Smoke Writers Workshop, Olaf Tyaransen, The Poetry Chicks, Stinging Fly Publications, Colm Lynch, Emmet Scanlon and more
Add in The Salon with its “counter-intuitive storytelling and speed debating”; Trinity College Dublin’s Science Gallery; The Theatre Stage; and An Puball Gaelige, which is once again being presided over by Kíla’s Rossa O Snodaigh and you could happily amuse yourself for the weekend without seeing a single band.