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Blindboy Boatclub to host Electric Picnic parliament


Blindboy Boatclub from the Rubberbandits is hosting his own mini parliament at this year’s Electric Picnic in Stradbally.

Along with the usual stages like the Cosby Stage, Body & Soul, and of course the Main Stage, they’ve also included the Mindfield.

The Mindfield is a place where everyone can sit down and enjoy literary readings, political debate, performance poetry, science experiments, inspiring talks, public conversations, and a host of other things.

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Chit chat: Miriam O’Callaghan and Al Porter will be hosting a Sunday brunch chat show | GREGORY NOLAN

This year’s Mindfield is inspired by the 1916 centenary and looks to the future of this State, its citizens and our relationship with the world around us.

Blindboy will be chairing the Twenty One Sixteen Parliament along with Trinity academic, Professor Luke O’Niell, Master of the National Maternity Hospital Dr. Rhona Mahony and Rosaleen McDonagh, a playwright from the Traveller community.

Blindboy Boatclub will also present What the F**k is Culture Anyway? with a panel of “gasc*ntists” who will try to get a handle on what culture means to Irish people and what Irish culture means to the world.

Also joining the line-up is RTÉ’s Miriam O’Callaghan and comedian Al Porter.

Miriam and Al’s Sunday Brunch is a chat show where they will be joined by a string of other guests to talk about everything and anything.

As well as that, for the first time, the Waterford Whispers News crew will deliver daily live satirical news broadcasts from the festival.

The sold out festival will be taking place the 2nd to the 4th of September this year.