Thursday 27 March 2008

Actual Electric Picnic Line Up and the scurge of on-line rumours.

According to an Electric Picnic press release:

Sex Pistols, Sigur Ros, Grinderman, Franz Ferdinand, George Clinton & The P-Funk Allstars, My Bloody Valentine, Goldfrapp, Christy Moore, Wilco, The Gossip, Duffy, Underworld, Tinariwen, CSS, Tindersticks, New Young Pony Club, Josh Ritter, Lisa Hannigan, Cathy Davey, That Petrol Emotion, The Breeders, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sinead O'Connor, Henry Rollings (sic) The Waterboys, The Roots, Kila, Micah P Hinson, Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Hayseed Dixie, Candi Staton, Juana Molina, Turin Brakes, Faust, Midnight Juggernauts, Tartit, Hadouken!, Silver Apples, Mark Geary, Teitur, Blitzen Trapper, Absentee, Balanescu Quartet, Lou Rhodes, Adrian Crowley, One Day International, The Yard Dogs, Tobias Froberg, Boss Volenti, Dawn Landes, Constantines, Yacht, Lionheart Brothers, Large Mound, Emmy the Great, Foals, Kormac & the BSQ Band, Jape, Noisettes, Dublin Gospel Choir


With more to be announced. The acts in bold were predicted on the very different list I posted the other day, which many, including Nialler9 felt was legit too - it was heavily rumoured on the Electric Picnic Forum. Hopefully the remainder of the acts on the "leaked" list will emerge, because as of yet the following rumoured acts haven't appeared:

Moby
Super Furry Animals
Fat Boy Slim
Elbow
Chic featuring Nile Rogers
Gary Numan
The Human League
808 State
The Orb
Mogwai
Neon Neon
Jamie Liddell
Lee Scratch Perry
Baaba Mal
The Wedding Present
Sebastien Tellier
Billy Bragg
Marty Mulligan
Saul Williams
Booka Shade
Transglobal Underground
Two Gallants
King Creosote
Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jong
Damien Bloody Rice
The Duke Spirit
Crystal Castles
Red Snapper
f*ck Buttons
Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip
Fish Go Deep
Grand National
Cinephile
Kings of Convenience
David Kitt
Donal Dineen
Gemma Hayes
Plaid
Kevin Rowland
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Two Gallants
Trentemoller
Richie Hawtin
Massive Attack
Paul Weller
James
Bloc Party
Fat Freddy's Drop
Cornelius
Buzzcocks
DJ Krush
Supergrass
The Coral
Bonnie Prince Billy
Notwist
Calexico
Jimmy Cliff
Robyn
Low
Dirty Three




So officially the "leaked list" had 18 right out of a predicted 78 (or a 23% success rate fact fans!) and failed to foresee 42 of the acts actually announced.

Hmm. It smacks of someone taking all the acts touring at the moment, throwing on a list and seeing what sticks. Given the calibre of some of the acts that haven't been officially announced, I hope this isn't the case.

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