MindField returns to Electric Picnic 2022 with full lineup announcedGary Ibbotson 20 Jul 2022
The line-up for this year’s MindField arena at Electric Picnic has been announced with a programme packed full of spoken word, debate, talks, podcasts, science and more.
“We’re excited after such a long absence to present an inspiring range of real life experiences this year,” said MindField’s Naoise Nunn.
“We’re coming together again in a new space beside Mind and Body.
“We’re coming together with unity of purpose to better support and understand one another.
“We’re coming together to celebrate inclusion, kindness, understanding, reflection and thoughtfulness – to listen and to be heard.
“We’re also coming together again to laugh and sing and dance and commune together.”
The arena will include “heated debate, huge laughs, provocative ideas, heart breaking poetry, compelling podcasts,” and much more, say the organisers.
Among the people scheduled to appear include Miriam O’Callaghan hosting her annual Sunday Brunch, Waterford Whispers News’ Bill Badbody, Dublin Inquirer editor Lois Kapila, and DJ and broadcaster Claire Beck.
There’s also the return of what The Irish Times called the funniest event of Electric Picnic 2019 – The World’s Worst Book Launch: Chicago Blues by the thriller writer Saul Tillock aka Paul Tylak hosted by Gunther Grun aka Barry Murphy.
Rounding out the evening entertainment is Professor Luke O’Neill’s Metabollix all-star band.
The Manifesto stage is this year curated by award-winning author and editor Sinéad Gleeson.
One of the biggest rising stars of recent years, Denise Chaila will be in conversation with her collaborator Godknows, who in turn will be interviewing Irish rapper JYellowL.
On Sunday, Derry Girls’ Siobhán Sweeney will be chatting to comedian David O’Doherty about life after the iconic show.
For the full schedule and lineup for MindField, please visit www.electricpicnic.ie