Mindfield, the spoken word arena at this year’s Electric Picnic festival, is set to include Bob Geldof, Nobel Laureate Jerry White and Booker Prize winners John Banville and Roddy Doyle, it was confirmed today.
David McWilliams will again host the Leviathan debates, with panellists Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan TD, London rapper Kate Tempest, BP Fallon and legendary BBC DJ Annie Nightingale.
RTÉ presenter Miriam O’Callaghan will be in conversation with Banville on The Arts Council Literary Stage, which will also feature contributions from presidential hopeful Michael D. Higgins, Irvine Welsh, Paul Howard as Ross O’Carroll-Kelly, Roddy Doyle and Arlene Hunt, among others.
The Word Stage will feature the best Irish and international performance poetry, slam, hip hop and highly-charged spoken word artists. The inflatable Ignition Stage will host Science Gallery exploring the beauty of the elements with chemistry shows, workshops and explosions.
Electric Picnic arts and music festival takes place in Stradbally, Co Laois, from September 2-4. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster outlets, priced at €240 or €99.50 for a Sunday day ticket.