Super Furry Animals - Electric Picnic 2006 - 03/04/2006
Super Furry Animals bring their wonderful brand of indie pop music to the Electric Picnic from the 1st to the 3rd of September.
Super Furry Animals return to these shores showcasing songs from their latest album, Love Kraft including the hit single, "Lazer Beam".
A band that have never failed us before for infectious, melodic pop classics, the Super Furry Animals concert at Electric Picnic is guaranteed to be a real treat.
Super Furry Animals came on the music scene in the late '90s with their debut record, Lianfairpwllgywgllgogerchwymdrobwlltysiliogoyogoyocynygofod, listed as Guinness Book of Records as holding the longest title for an EP, surprise, surprise. But it laid down the gauntlet for a band who were willing to experiment with an exciting range of musical styles and had strong ties to Wales, its language and culture.
Creation signed the band in 1996 and released their debut album Fuzzy Logic in 1996 with the Furrys seamlessly melding punk rock, techno and prog rock into a fascinating hybrid. With hit singles like "Something 4 the Weekend" and "If You Don't Want Me To Destroy You", the Furrys became the hottest band in England and transported themselves to a number of Summer Festivals in a tank.
Super Furry Animals are one of the few bands in contemporary music who have a sense of musical adventure with each new album from the experimental pop of Guerrilla to the wistful, Welch language album, Mwng. And they are modern day masters of the classic pop single with such unforgettable songs "It's Not The End Of The World", "Rings Around The World" and "Northern Lights".
Guaranteed to be a great night of pop songs and fun, Super Furry Animals play the Electric Picnic from the 1st to the 3rd of September.
Tickets: €175 (For three days including camping). Phone & Internet booking subject to €5.95 service charge and agents €2 per ticket handling charge.
Tickets are available from Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.ie.
Tel: 0818 719300
Some Summer Festivals Announced - 07/03/2006
Summer dates are starting to be released. Note: not all dates are confirmed!
- Green Man Festival (Gruff solo)
- Friends of the Earth - (Gruff solo)
- Wireless Festivale London & Leeds
- Electric Picnic Ireland
- Leeds Festival
- Fuji Rock Festival
- Sonar Festival, Barcelona
thanks to squirms and cosmic trigger posters.
One Earth Concert Postponed - 10/01/2006
The Super Furry Animals, The Darkness and The Strokes were due to take part An environmental awareness concert due to take place at the Millennium Stadium later this month has been postponed.
The One Earth Concert was due to take place in Cardiff on 28 January featuring Manic Street Preachers, The Darkness, The Strokes and other acts.
Organisers Climate Change Now said the event would take place later in the year at the same venue but did not say why it had been postponed.
Those who have already brought tickets for the concert can claim refunds.
The event was to have been televised worldwide as part of a global campaign by environmental organisation Climate Change Now.
All profits from the concert were to have been donated to the UK charity One Earth Trust.
Other bands confirmed in the line-up had included Super Furry Animals, with Embrace and Elbow added to the bill only on Monday.
Organisers of the event said they were trying to negotiate a new date to accommodate bands who had already pledged their support and to attract bands who were unable to perform on the original date.
Michael Mathres, of Climate Change Now, said: "We apologise wholeheartedly for any inconvenience caused by the change of date.
"But we can assure those who have already purchased tickets that the event will still take place at the Millennium Stadium."
Only on Monday night, organisers urged fans to book early for the £40 tickets.
Millennium Stadium chief executive Paul Sergeant added: "Whilst we acknowledge it is disappointing for those who have already bought tickets, if the event can be made bigger and better and attract more of the highest profile names in the music industry then it is the correct decision to make.
"Music lovers are assured the event will still take place at the Millennium Stadium and we're working with the event organisers to find a suitable date later in the year."