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Electric Picnic 2010 Day 3 Review

August 7, 2011 by divider image
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The final day’s review of the Electric Picnic 2010. The Electric Picnic 2011 takes place Fri-Sun 2nd, 3rd & 4th September 2011 at Stradbally Hall, Co Laois, just 50 mins from Dublin. The Electric Picnic 2011 line up includes Pulp, Arcade Fire and the Chemical Bros and Many more. We hope this review has whetted your appetite to go to the festival this year, now onto the sunday review the final day of Electric Picnic 2010.

Friendly Fires

Our next stop was to the main stage as 3 superb acts had been lined up consecutively (Less running around for my tired feet!) Cheery, upbeat electro vibes greeted us, as the band had already taken stage while we were held up getting refreshments! While I’m a big fan of ‘Friendly Fires’ I couldn’t help feel that the grand scale of the main stage seemed to swallowed up their sound and energetic performance somewhat. Perhaps they would have been more impactful on a smaller stage, nonetheless we danced our little socks off, with ‘Skelton Boy’, ‘Diamonds’ and ‘In The Hospital’ receiving the biggest response from the willing and agar crowd.

Mumford & Sons

Opening with Sigh No More, ‘Mumford & Sons’ looked very at home on the Electric Picnic stage & with so much energy and passion in their performance it was impossible not to be drawn in & absorbed by their emotive sounds. Having clearly drawn the biggest crowd to the main stage thus far, the band sounded even more energetic and passionate than on their CD. This sheer exhilarating enthusiasm succeeded in working the crowd into something of a frenzy as they lapped up the performance, with ‘The Cave’ perhaps spurring the biggest reaction. A spell-bounding set from a highly talented group.

The National

The National’ gave a truly spine chilling performance and was undoubtedly one of the best sets I’d seen during the EP weekend. Playing most of their epic set from their recent album High Violet & while the passion comes through on record you may not appreciate the sensation of their songs in full until you see them live. So take it from me, catch a performance as soon as. The crowd that drew to see them have equal admiration, with mass sing along’s occurring throughout the set. ‘Mistaken for Strangers’ & ‘Slow Show’ are all anthems, which deserve to be played to packed arenas across the world. It’s the National’s ability to switch between a vary of emotions via such skilful musical delicacy that makes them quite the treasured international band they have become to so many fans.

With the clouds turning grey and a nasty wind picking up, ‘The National’s’ set finishes just in time before the downpour begins. Not being brave enough to withstand it for Massive Attack we make our way for shelter in one of the now packed tents. Warming up with a hot-tottie we eventually decide to call it a night, as the torrential rain continues to persist into the early hours – spoiling somewhat, our final night party plans. But you can’t fault the picnic for the weather – it’s been a epic weekend and I’m already excited for next year. Until then E.P. until then!

Also check out our reviews of Day 1 and Day 2 Reviews

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