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Electric Picnic 2010 Saturday Day 2

August 7, 2011 by divider image
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Tracy O’ Callaghan Continues her review of Electric Picnic 2010 with day 2, the Saturday

Saturday of Electric Picnic

Saturday sun wasn’t just as warm as Friday’s but as long as it stayed dry I was happy! After a surprisingly comfortable nights sleep on my newly purchase air bed (camping tip; invest in one) I was eager to start day 2 of the festival, not before devouring a bacon sandwich and cuppa of course! Firstly hot on the list was Swedish pop sensation Robyn.

Robyn @ electric Picnic

Utterly captivating in her performance, it is clear that ‘Robyn’ owns the stage and the crowd seem to love her equally, with ‘Dancing on My Own’ receiving a huge response. A engaging and energetic performance from the hotly tipped newcomer, setting the standard high for the rest of the day!

Hot Chip review – electric Picnic

As tension builds in the dark arena, the lights turn to a moody blue & smoke fills the stage everyone eagerly awaits when finally Hot Chip beat kicks in and takes grip, as group take to the stage. With singer Joe Goddard absence, I was dubious if they would live quite up to scratch. But their energetic performance including tracks such as ‘Ready For the Floor’ had the packed crowd bouncing. Making me wonder why they had ever been billed as an LCD Soundsystem warm up! ‘Over And Over’ proved to be another big crowd-pleaser, with little space to dance the crowd seem to jump in time with the music in a haze of appreciation, the perfect finale.

The Villagers @ electric Picnic

An unsurprisingly large turn out for the Mercury nominated band the Villagers who are receiving huge and growing success with their debut album ‘Becoming A Jackal’. The talented singer songwriter Conor O’ Brien takes to stage, urging the crowd to move closer. They play a host of tracks from their spine-tinglingly stark and poetically hauntingly debut album, including… Their music is simultaneously light and dark, simple yet incredibly rich, with a sense of raw honest lyric writing which they did justice as they trashed out to end the set on an extremely memorable high. Conor is clearly a songwriter who means every word, feels every note and sings from the very depths of his soul, and the crowd soak up every bit of it. The set is mesmerizing to say the least.

Cathy Davey electric Picnic review

My first chance to catch her live, Cathy Davey brings her unique breathy vocals to stage and woo’s the audience! Charming the crowds with tracks from her debut album ‘The Nameless’, which went to No.1. (in the Irish charts) earlier this year. Her upbeat easy listening tunes were the prefect answer for chilli out with friends while munching on some tasty treats.

The Antlers electric Picnic review

Going with nothing bar an open mind to see the next act ‘The Antlers’ perform, we positioned ourselves near the stage and it didn’t take long for the Cosby arena to fill! It’s obvious from the start of the set that this band have clearly gained a grasp of what works on stage, and perfected it to a tee making for a powerful affective performance that can’t be ignored. A band I shamefully somehow over looked but is now very high on my radar and ipod playlist for that matter! A must to see live, ‘The Antlers’ are perhaps the definition of melancholy, however their beautiful, over wrought compositions have a strange sense of uplifting energy, which the transfixed crowd absorb every bit.

Also check out our reviews of Day 1 and Day 3 Reviews

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