This year, we’re debuting an exciting brand new 3D-bate format for livemixing debates with audio and visual images and live commentary from the audience.
We welcome the wonderful Soundings: Holy Trinity podcast for the first time with intimate stories and music from special guests hosted by Lisa Hannigan and Dylan Haskins.
In light of the shifting constitutional sands of what some call “These Atlantic Island” we have a Council of the Islands where international speakers from Britain and Ireland will suggest ways we can make our lives and countries better…and you get to vote on them.
For the Sunday risers, there’s the brilliant double act of Miriam O’Callaghan and Al Porter presenting an epic brunch show.
Top UK spoken word performer David J is joined by breakout Irish rapper Tommy KD and a host of poets and slammers new to Electric Picnic and fresh from Glastonbury.
The Theatre Stage in association with the Dublin Theatre Festival has commissioned a special aerial performance from Dying Breeds called Natural Bitches and Opera Theatre Company present their new touring show The Human Voice.
Dublin’s innovative Science Gallery has lots of new mind-bending experiments experiments, talks and workshops including the amazing Flare Out Photo Booth, as well as Coder Dojo coding sessions for kids, Ignite speed talks and live broadcasts of Newstalk’s Futureproof.
And there’s lots of irreverent, soulful craic agus ceoil in An Puball Gaeilge with Porn Karaoke in the company of Hector Ó hEochagáin and Aindreas de Staic’s remarkable The Man from Moogaga and music from artists such as Colm Mac An Iomaire (The Frames) and much much more.
Mind your mind and your mind will mind you. Engage now.