- 23 Jun 09
There's some very good news for Jon Snow fans!
Finding time to watch bands at Electric Picnic is going to be harder than ever with all manner of literary, theatrical, political and economic goings-on in the MindField arena.
Returning to Stradbally for a fourth year is the Leviathan Political Cabaret, which will be MC’ed by writer and broadcaster David McWilliams, and hopes to include a Government minister or three among its guests.
Popping his Picnic cherry, so to speak, will be Channel 4’s Jon Snow who’s hosting a special debate as well as the Mindfield All-Star News Quiz.
Taking time off from the Late Late Show will be Ryan Tubridy who’s promising some very different surprises for everybody in the audience.
Mullingar rockers The Aftermath will be the house band in The Word, a slam/prose/rap/comedy/music/literature zone presided over by Marty Mulligan, and featuring readings from the likes of Ronan Sommerville, Ronan Casey and Hot Press’ Olaf Tyaransen.
Other attractions include the Trinity College Science Gallery; Seed (sic) Dating, which aims to trigger creative connections between Picnickers; live neuroscience research; the Theatre Stage; the Literary Stage; The Irish Language Stage, a.k.a. Gaeilge Beo, which will be curated by Kíla’s Ronan Ó Snodaigh; The Electric Pulpit; and Out Here In The Fields – “a unique collaborative digital story created by MindField patrons.”
We told you there’d be no room for music!