Electric Picnic 2019 is mere days away and with a wide array of exciting acts set to descend upon Stradbally this year, the Last Mixed Tape has chosen 10 acts not to be missed over the festival weekend.
David Keenan – Main Stage: 6pm
Few can argue to the enchanting presence and scene-stealing nature of David Keenan both live and in the studio. His music and performances are quickly garnering the artist a reputation as Ireland’s most exciting prospects.
The Claque – Body & Soul Stage: 8.30pm
A clash of noise and alt-rock sensibilities makes for an engrossing, unmistakably urgent sound from the Claque. The group’s recent slot supporting Idles at the Iveagh Gardens was a highlight of the summer.
Kitt Philippa – Body & Soul Stage: 3.45pm
A songwriter with a haunting, atmospherically weighty music, Kitt Philippa never fails to enrapture a crowd with a sound that draws you in with each passing moment.
Biig Piig – Cosby Tent: 5.15pm
With a lush, D.I.Y neo-soul sound Biig Piig has grabbed the attention of many in 2019, especially with her brand new single ‘Sunny’ which dropped this week.
Just Mustard – Three Made By Music Stage: 5.45pm
Just Mustard continues to build on the strong foundations of their debut album Wednesday with their recent single ‘Frank’ showcasing a definition to the all-encompassing noise that lies at the heart of their music. Their set this weekend will be a captivating one.
Powpig – Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow: 6.40pm
Powgig’s promise grows with each new release and gig. The Limerick-based band will be one of the must-see indie acts at Electric Picnic 2019.
Thumper – Body & Soul Stage: 8.45pm
Unapologetically loud and uncompromising, Thumper will be guaranteed to deliver a take no prisoners set on Saturday night.
Junior Brother – Body & Soul Stage: 7.15pm
One of the most expressive songwriters on the scene, Junior Brother’s raw unbridled performances are something to behold.
Whenyoung – Body & Soul Stage: 6pm
Whenyoung’s debut album Reasons To Dream has been one of the stand-out records in a year full of them. The trio’s infectious take on indie-pop is just as enthralling live as their studio work.
Æ MAK – Body & Soul Stage: 8.30pm
Æ MAK’s metamorphosis over the last year or so has led to some outstanding performances and new music from the artist in 2019 could very culminate in a captivating turn on the Body & Soul stage.