Gig Preview: Pick for the Picnic 2011 – Listen to each of the finalists

This year’s Pick for the Picnic showcase will again see 16 emerging Irish bands battle it out across four heats for a spot at Electric Picnic. Each heat will see an eclectic mix of talented acts playing for FREE in Crawdaddy on Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th of August. One act from each heat will then go into the final on Thursday 1st of September, the eve of the Electric Picnic festival. Doors open for each gig at 7.30 pm.

Last year’s winners Cloud Castle Lake have been on a steady ascent ever since and making it to the heats is a general indication that you’re doing something right! There’s some seriously strong competition this year and I could pick half a dozen bands who could easily romp home. I’m looking forward to seeing some personal favourites like Spies, Come On Live Long, Tandem Felix, Leaders Of Men and The Casanova Wave perform, as well as checking out the bands I’m less familiar with. Be sure to pop along to at least one of the gigs though – it’s free and is the perfect opportunity to sample the country’s finest emerging bands. 

Wednesday August 10th

Tandem Felix


Come On Live Long

The Razor Ball

Thursday August 11th

 The Casanova Wave


Women’s Murder Club


Wednesday 17th August 
Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters
The Midnight Phil Eoin Callers 
The Depravations
Fred and Bob
Thursday 18th August
Zombie Computer
Leaders Of Men

Cheap Freaks

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