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2019 Remembered: Dear Electric Picnic Acts – You are not in Dublin!

The Killers perform at Electric Picnic. Picture: Alf Harvey.

During the Electric Picnic, several of the acts mentioned being in Dublin, Laois people were raged by this!


‘Dublin, let me hear you make some noise!!!!’

No – because you are over 80 kilometres away and unless you have supersonic hearing like certain types of dogs, it will be impossible.

But that is the cry I have heard from two different artists on the first two days of the 2019 Electric Picnic.

On Friday night, American teenage sensation Billie Eilish mentioned how happy she was to be in Dublin in the middle of her set on the main stage.

Then last night in the Electric Arena, Charli XCX, an English pop singer, referenced being in Dublin on 14 occasions (I began counting after the third time).

The thing with both of those acts was that their performances were very good but their inability to say where they were took away from it.

I wasn’t at Christine and the Queens or The Strokes on the Main Stage last night but I believe they said something similar and I’m sure the likelihood is that many other artists have said the same over the weekend too.

‘Hello Electric Picnic/Ireland’ would suffice and really this is the equivalent of performing at Glastonbury and shouting ‘Hello London’.

The ‘Hello Dublin’ thing is something I have heard a few times over the years that has irked me but when I was at Charli XCX last night, a number of people came up to me about it.

Some even suggested getting the ‘Laois, Laois, Laois’ chant going!

So come on lads, you’re at Electric Picnic, which is a bit of a spin from the capital.

The Dubs have enough – the Electric Picnic is ours.

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