Friday, April 22, 2005

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Electric Picnic and Benicassim Lineups Announced

The line-up for the Electric Picnic has been announced, with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Damien Dempsey, Flaming Lips, Kraftwerk and Mercury Rev among the acts confirmed for the festival at Stradbally Hall, Co Laois.

The festival takes place on 3 and 4 September, with this year's site almost four times the size of last year's and capacity limited to 25,000.

Other acts on this year's bill include The Arcade Fire, De La Soul, Laurent Garnier, Goldfrapp, The Human League, Mr Scruff and Stereo MCs.

The nice, hot non-scally alternative to festival goers, Benicassim in Spain, has announced a raft of headliners and other acts for it's 2005 shin dig.

The festival - seen as one of the more unique and better ones on the continent - is a beachside extravaganza and takes place from the 4-7th August.

This year offers Oasis, Nick Cave, LCD Soundsystem, Keane, Basement Jaxx, Dinosaur Jr., Underworld and Yo La Tengo in the top billing placements, with a slew of other bands also confirmed...

A full list would be...

!!! Abe Duque, Andrew Weatherall, Athlete, Basement Jaxx, Daniel Johnston, David Carretta, Deluxe, Devendra Banhart, Diefenbach, Dinosaur Jr., Dj Koze, Dorian, Doves, Erlend Øye, Fischerspooner, Four Tet, Jeans Team, Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian, Keane, Kings Of Convenience, La Habitación Roja, Ladytron, Larry Tee, LCD Soundsystem, Lemon Jelly, Les Très Bien Ensemble, Lori Meyers, Love Of Lesbian, Matthew Herbert, Mouse On Mars, Mylo, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Nosfell, Oasis, Pan Sonic, Radio 4, Refree, Sr. Chinarro, Tarwater, The Glimmers, The Kills, The Polyphonic Spree, The Posies, The Raveonettes, The Tears, The Wedding Present, Underworld, Xiu Xiu, Yo La Tengo.

See? pretty decent...

Check out the official site for ticket details and so forth - they're available now...

unbashadly plagarized from Drowned in Sound and Entertainment


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