Electric Picnic Festival is conducting its first ever Christmas busk. Taking Place on Dublin's Grafton Street on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th December, acts set to feature include The Wednesday Club and Dublin Ukulele Orchestra, as well as some surprise guests. The busk is set to take place ftom 5.00pm-7.00pm.
Those people at Electric Picnic want you to help them give the young boys and girls of the Jack & Jill Foundation an Electric Christmas, by asking you to bring along a gift for a boy or girl (with age and gender clearly marked) or by throwing your loose change at the feet of a host of live bands. There will also be a box in the Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre to drop off your kiddies gifts.
The fabulous Picnic regulars Dublin Ukulele Orchestra will take to Grafton Street on Friday evening with a litany of singalong classics, as will one of this year’s most popular bands and record signings of 2017, Chasing Abbey, whose massive hit ‘Good Thing’ will bring some cheer to passers-by. Completing Friday’s line up is that handsomest high-energy guitar-trio, the Luna Boys.
Saturday brings Ska fun to Grafton St with The Skatueques, the all-female six piece playing Ska era’s favourite covers. No line-up at this time of year would be complete without the very numerous Santa-clad elders of Slane’s The Wednesday Club, whose set on the Salty Dog Stage this year set the tone for the whole festival. And finally expect some surprise guests.
Meanwhile, a limited number of pre-sale price Electric Picnic tickets will be available until 8th December, with full price tickets on sale until 4th Jan 4th, and then back on sale in March when the 2018 line up is announced.
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Elictric Picnic Christmas Busk Line-Up:
5.00pm CHASING ABBEY
5.25pm LUNA BOYS
5.50pm DUBLIN UKELELE ORCHESTRA
5.00pm THE SKATUEQUES
5.45pm THE WEDNESDAY CLUB
PLUS SURPRISE GUESTS.
Pre-sale Electric Picnic tickets are available here until 8th December.