Saturday 3 December 2016

Electric Picnic plans 'otherworldly wrap party to end all wrap parties'

Published 26/07/2016 | 15:36

Revellers at Electric Picnic 2015. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Revellers at Electric Picnic 2015. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Hazel Wood at Electric Picnic

Electric Picnic have added a new area to the festival layout.

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Festival-goers will be treated to “otherworldly goings-on” in a newly discovered woodland haven.

This year the forest creatures will open their world of art and performance at the all new Hazel Wood area with a programme of mesmerising storytelling through interactive theatre, immersive hauntings, shadow puppetry, visual displays, commedia dell’arte workshops, visual art and more.

Festival organisers have teamed with multi-media company Generic People to host "AFTER DARK in The HAZEL WOOD" with incandescent visuals and lighting; a soul lifting selection of feel good live acts, musicians, DJs and performances.

Hazel Wood at Electric Picnic
Hazel Wood at Electric Picnic

Some of the acts they have invited to join them include Live Acts such as Cathy Davey, Jack O’Rourke, Exit Pursued By a Bear, Carried By Waves, MKAI, DJs Jim X Comet with his David Bowie Tribute set, Fish Go Deep, Home Beat's Emmet Condon on the wheels of steel.

Also a special performance of the audio/visual/orchestral extravaganza WE LIVED IN CITIES a collaboration by B.K. Pepper, Madra Mor Production & Generic People.... keep an eye out for special guests to be announced.

As Electric Picnic draws to a close on Sunday evening, the costumed characters, woodland creatures and otherworldly beings from across the festival site will lead a procession across the whole festival site before they gather in The Hazel Woods for the wrap party to end all wrap parties, and dance the night away to the accelerating tones of Yurodny Ensemble.

The Hazel Wood will also play host to an Electric Picnic exclusive for Cathy Davey.

Friday night from midnight you can catch Cathy perform her brand new album for the very first time in its entirety.

Cathy commented ‘’Because this album was written in the forest I had fairly unrealistic notions of its first performance being in the woods. But Electric Picnic and Melvin have made it happen, I'm beyond excited. Maybe some of the creatures in the album will make an appearance!”

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