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Brownie Points for Dirty Wellies*



The truth is I’ve never been to a music festival. But there are some facts I deem as common knowledge.
If you let your tent be your energy, then it’s always going to be too hot if there’s any bit of sunshine. You’ll be sharing your living space with red-necked English folk who can’t play guitar properly but really want to prove to anyone who won’t listen that they have fought lions bare-handed, they have supressed entire civilizations, oh yes they are Englishmen. They can bloody well play the guitar. I’m allowed to say that, I’m like half British.

If you go to the UK, chances are you’ll have one top experience music-wise but let it not get smothered by the mud. It’s going to be everywhere, so luckily you can buy a pair of rubber stockings (said wellies) to protect your feet from getting violated by the grime. The cigarettes you’ll soon put in the back of your head when you see that a pack of 18 is almost a fiver. Oh and prepare to be shocked, Brits are friendly and they talk about the weather and a variety of other subjects.

The festival I’ll be mentioning today is Electric Picnic. Just imagine..” a 600 acre estate with it’s own lake, surrounded by ancient oak and chestnut trees“. Ok it’s pamphlet-y but I already listed some cons of festivals, let’s be optimistic here. Stradbally Hall, that’s the place, one hour away from Dublin (walking? jogging? by car?). Tickets cost €175 which includes three days plus camping

Here’s two very different artists performing at Electric Picnic:

Rufus Wainwright – Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk – total download buy

DJ Shadow – 3 Freaks (feat.Keak Da Sneak & Turf Talk) – it’s a stream

Festivals of music. Peace, pints, spliffs and … Just peachy.

*Wellington boots

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Stradbally is about an hour away from Dublin by train. Although it won’t be a direct train to Stradbally. You can probably get buses from Dublin, maybe 2 hours.

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