Thursday, August 20

Electric Picnic

I for one am extrreeeeaamly excited about this years Electric Picnic. I have gone every year so far from the first year when the festival was a one day wonder with Arrested Development (blast from the past or what?) to last years fun extravaganda that included The Presets and Cut Copy amongst many many others. In my eyes its one of Europes best festivals and amazingly it still manages to out-do the last every year.

This years line up including Florence and The Machine, Chic, MGMT, LCD Soundsystem Djs and faaar too many other amazing acts to mention seems to be the topic on everyones lips as the weekend gets closer and closer - 15 more sleeps and counting folks!

In the run up to the festival I've decided to ask a stylish lady about town what acts she is looking forward to and what fashions she intends to dig out for the weekend where pretty much anything goes.

Helen Kennedy

21/Dublin / Fashion Journalism Student

How many years have you been going to Electric Picnic? 1 (this year will be my second)

Highlights of the past few years: LCD Soundsystem, Chemical Brothers, Primal Scream, Modest Mouse, The Beastie Boys, The Jesus and Mary Chain...

Looking forward to: The Walkmen, Fleet Foxes, Royksopp, Orbital, Simian Mobile Disco, Bat For Lashes, Basement Jaxx, First Aid Kit, Lykke Li, MGMT, Madness, Whitest Boy Alive, The Sugarhill Gang.

Dream Headliners: Animal Collective, Neil Young, The Brian Jonestown Massacre/The Strokes.

Your top tip: Scented moisturiser/body spray and Rennies, perfect combo to make ye feel better.

Festival Love: The buzz, the music, the culture.

Festival Hate: No easily accessible toilet first thing in the morning.

Fashion must haves for the festival: Accessories! Scarves, hats, headbands, jewellery-anything to distract people from your drunk state, your manky appearance and not-so-fresh body odour....

If you were playing included on your rider would be…….A proper bed. I NEED to sleep at festivals, even just for a few mins at a time.

What you shall be ‘rockin’ this year: Vintage high wasted denim shorts, band tees, couple of dresses, check/lace/floral shirts, vintage military/leather jacket, All a must! Oh and wellies of course.

I will be rockin a body-con blue skirt whilst rocking out to 2 Many DJ's


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