Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Electric Picnic 12 Nominated For ''Overseas Festival Of The Year''
Electric Picnic 2012 has been nominated in the category of Overseas Festival Of The Year at the UK Festival Awards. The annual Stradbally music and arts festival was headlined by The Cure, Sigur Ros and Elbow this year, and also featured excellent performances from Crystal Castles, Grandaddy and Explosions In The Sky. In recent years EP has gained a rising reputation which now see's it ranked among the elite festivals of Europe such as Glastonbury, Benicassim and Tomorrowland.
Speaking of The Cure, they've received a nod for Best Headline Act for their performance at Reading & Leeds, but they'll face stiff competition from fellow nominees The Stone Roses, Metallica and Jay Z. Another interesting category is Anthem Of The Year, which see's Florence And The Machine, Arctic Monkeys and The Vaccines up for their hit festival tunes ''Shake It Out'', ''R U Mine?'' and ''Teenage Icon'' respectively.
The awards are decided by public vote so get onto www.festivalawards.com for more information on how to get involved. We'll be voting for Electric Picnic for reasons that should be made obvious by reading our review of the weekend below.