Organisers have released the final acts to play the Picnic 2012, adding some extra treats to the Stradbally stage. The breakdown for the comedy tent is now available too (see here), with some sweet acts such as David O’Doherty, Dead Cat Bounce and Fred Cooke.
Final additions to Electric Picnic 2012:
Richie Hawtin; Lee “scratch” Perry & Max Romeo; Kimbra; Of Monsters & Men; Lianne La Havas; The Fat Lady Sings; David Kitt Plays ‘the Big Romance’; Mark Lanegan; God Is An Astronaut; Delorentos; Kormac’s Big Band; Jeffrey Lewis; Perfume Genius; Turn; Cathy Davey; Ham Sandwich; Cashier No 9; Cold Specs; Dry The River; Trinity Orchestra Plays Dark Side Of The Moon; The Kanyu Tree; The Riptide Movement; The Wonder Villains; Ryan Sheridan; Cranes; A Plastic Rose; Cloud Castle Lake; Squarehead; BATS; Enemies; Gareth Dunlop; Tieranniesaur; Kid Karate; Rainy Boy Sleep; Katie Kim; Matador
In other Picnic related news, Tour de Picnic is set to happen again, this year raising funds for children’s charities. TdP has raised over €600,000 in just 2 years of fund raising. It began with 40 people in 2009 and organisers are hoping for 1,000 people in 2012.
Here is the deal… raise a minimum of €380 and you get the following…
- Full weekend pass to EP (if you already have a ticket you dont need to raise as much)
- Professionally supported 82km cycle
- Baggage transfer to the festival
- Massage on arrival
- Ice bath on arrival
- Goody bags on arrival
- Bus ticket home
- Bike transfer home
If you’d like to sign to Tour de Picnic, head over to Give 2 Go and click Sign Up. Cyclists depart from Tallaght Stadium on Friday 31 August and cycle 82km to the festival grounds in Stradbally, Co. Laois. The cycle will raise much needed funds for the two children’s charities; LauraLynn House and Thank you Crumlin, love Mia.
LauraLynn House is Ireland’s first Children’s Hospice, it opened last September on the grounds of the Children’s Sunshine Home in Leopardstown. Tragically there are an estimated 1,500 children living in Ireland with life limiting conditions & over 400 children die every year. There is only one hospice for children in Ireland, and 45 in the UK.
‘Thank You Crumlin, Love Mia’ is an initiative founded by 11-year-old Mia Keaveney and her family with an aim to help raise much-needed funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, a place which, over the past 10 years, has been a home away from home for Mia who has undergone numerous operations and treatments there. More information here.
Tour de Picnic Project (LauraLynn House): Construct & fit out a Family Room & Therapy Area
For families whose children are staying with us. This will include massage, music, play & aromatherapy treatments for families & also children (A cost of €55,000).
Tour de Picnic Project (LauraLynn House): Upgrade & refurbish our children’s multi-sensory garden
This would greatly enhance the quality of our children’s lives and stimulate the senses of sight, touch, smell and emotion in a gentle and relaxing manner. (A cost of €25,000)
Tour de Picnic Project: Help Mia Build a brand new Out Patient Facility in Our Ladys Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.