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The Trampz earn their place at Electric Picnic

Shane Curtis

Published 17/07/2013 | 05:20

IT'S OFFICIAL, The Trampz are heading for Electric Picnic. The local eight piece funk and soul outfit will be spicing up the Salty Dog stage at the Stradbally venue later this summer.

IT'S OFFICIAL, The Trampz are heading for Electric Picnic. The local eight piece funk and soul outfit will be spicing up the Salty Dog stage at the Stradbally venue later this summer.

Their participation was confirmed by a spokesperson for Lindsey Holmes Publicity (LHP) last Thursday who said the organisers of the event are very excited to see the Trampz perform having heard great reports about them.

The popular band is one of five bands who have won the right to perform at the celebrated music festival returning this year for the tenth time.

The Trampz were up against 476 other acts all vying for a chance to rub musical shoulders with the crème de la crème' of the music scene such as the Arctic Monkeys, Fatboy Slim and Björk. The soulful outfit made it through to the final 12 and took to the stage in Boyle's pub in Slane where they secured their place as one of the five bands selected to play at Electric Picnic.

The summer is shaping up to be the busiest one yet for the local band and they are due to perform at the Longitude music festival later this month in Marlay Park, Dublin.

The band battled their way past 480 other acts for the right to play at that festival.

This summer has proven to be a hectic one for the band and has come as a slight surprise to the Trampz base player Peter Baldwin.

He said: 'We did not really expect to be doing much this summer. We always do the local scene and play at Vantastival but this is will be our first real summer of doing national festivals. It's a bonus but also a very important summer for the band.'

The Trampz are lined up to play on the Friday and Sunday of the festival and their Friday night appearance will see the band perform on board a pirate ship on the Salty Dog stage. It is something that Peter feels will help the bands performance and all members of the band are gearing up for what is sure to be a huge weekend.

He said: 'We are really excited about playing two nights at the Picnic.

'The band has worked hard over the last three years to get to this level; we intend to give it our best shot'.

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