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Archive for September 3rd, 2010

It’s the last weekend of summer yet again and this year, Electric Picnic have invited The Anti-Room along to share their many views over the festival weekend. Hosted in the Mindfield Arena between 3 to 4 p.m on both Saturday and Sunday, the opinionated women of this blog will engage in debate over female stereotypes and the role of women in the media, both topics, as we have seen on this blog and elsewhere recently, subjects of great interest. There are also talks from Channel 4’s Jon Snow, Leviathan‘s political cabaret, the Science Gallery and of course Chaos Thaoghaire‘s storytelling and games. With such a wide array of music and activities spread across the entire weekend, it’s a fantastic opportunity to take a break from the live music experience to participate in discussion and so do feel free to drop by, get involved and share your thoughts or merely hang back as the banter flows.

However it’s impossible to talk about Electric Picnic without mentioning the music on offer and so here are some tips to consider amongst the hundreds of acts over three days. It’s no easy task to choose the best of the billing this year as as 2010 boasts one of the strongest-ever Irish festival line-ups. That said, if you’d care to join me on a virtual jaunt around Stradbally, here are the most exciting guests in my estimation and hopefully there will be something to interest just about everyone.

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