To this point in our recommendations of artists playing this years Electric Picnic we have stayed away from the big acts, the headliners, the main stages. This is not because I don't like the big acts playing this year, but because there are so many amazing small acts playing that are not getting the coverage and recognition they deserve. As far as I am concerned, it is the acts playing on the smaller stages that take a festival from being a good one into a great one! These are the folk who will provide you with a close up, intimate experience that you won't have on the bigger stages. They will chat to you after, they will have a pint with you, and who knows, they could just well be next year's Hozier.
That said, when I found out that Blondie were on the bill this year, I got more than a little bit excited. Watching Debbie Harry perform Rainbow Connection on repeats of the Muppet Show in the 80's (For anyone interested, click here) was most likely one of those magical moments that defined the person I was to become over the proceeding years...Seriously...don't judge me...it was very special...
So, for your listening pleasure this evening, here they are with Hanging on the Telephone
For more information on this year's sold out festival, head to http://www.electricpicnic.ie/
For anyone who (like me today...) would like to remind themselves of just how good a band Blondie have been over the past 4 decades, go to http://www.blondie.net/