I'm off to the Electric Picnic festival tomorrow, which is taking place in Stradbally Hall in Co. Laois here in Ireland. The lineup for it is fantastic: Flaming Lips, Arcade Fire, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Bob Mould Band, Kraftwerk and Mix Master Mike amongst others. I'm only heading down for the Saturday so I'll miss a few good shows on the Sunday but - alas, alack - I have to work. Someone has to keep the wheels turning in this country. There's also going to be a silent disco, a baroque-style carnival, cinema, homeopathic spa and massage centre, comedy tent and probably more organic muesli than you could shake a stick at. Full report and (hopefully) pictures to come in the days following.