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First acts for Electric Picnic Chatroom
Gavin Friday, Wallis Bird, Karl Spain and Delorentos are just some of the names stopping by for a Stradbally chinwag.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 08 Aug 2012
Hot Press is delighted to unveil the first batch of acts who’ll be gracing our Electric Picnic Chatroom.
In operation throught the three-day Stradbally extravaganza, we’ll be bringing you public interviews, Q+As and acoustic sessions from dozens of your Picnic favourites.
Leading the charge are Gavin Friday, The Riptide Movement, Wallis Bird, Delorentos, Joe Rooney, Karl Spain, Le Galaxie, Heathers, Dead Cat Bounce and, as has become Sunday tradition, the Dublin Gospel Choir.
Stay tuned to hotpress.com for regular Chatroom updates.
The Hot Press Newsdesk
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