Electric Picnic 2008 - The Festival - Hot Press Chatroom

Hot Press Chatroom

The Hot Press Chatroom returned for a fourth consecutive year, hosting exclusive public interviews with some of the weekend’s big names, including Carbon/Silicon, Elbow, The Flaws, That Petrol Emotion, The Stunning, Mark Geary, Cathy Davey, Kíla, Josh Ritter, James Yorkston, The Roots, Gemma Hayes and Michael Franti, Oppenheimer, Jinx Lennon, Joe Rooney and his very special comedy guests, Foals and David Holmes. On the Friday, Kíla's Hogan brothers talked of their Main Stage show that day, which featured a custom-made backdrop, Brazilian dancers and an acrobat show. On the Saturday, Elbow frontman Guy Garvey talked about his band's celebrity fans John Cale and the Coen brothers and explained how he ended up appearing on record with Cathy Davey, Oppenheimer told how they went from relative obscurity to having tracks appear on hit US TV show Ugly Betty, Cathy Davey appeared with her dog, Rex to discuss the success of her latest album, her forthcoming show at the Dublin Fringe, her version of the events that led up to the Elbow collaboration, and how she got on supporting R.E.M. at the Olympia whilst That Petrol Emotion members Steve Mack and Raymond Gorman telling of their decision to play Electric Picnic after turning down several high-profile support slots for the likes of U2 and David Bowie, and discussed the possibility of recording together again. On the Sunday, Foals spoke of the incident at Summercase in Barcelona the previous month where themselves and Kaiser Chiefs broke up a fight when Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke was assaulted and racially abused by members of John Lydon's entourage.


Time Appearee
17:00 Jinx Lennon
18:00 Kíla
19:00 Carbon/Silicon
21:00 The Stunning


Time Appearee
14:00 Josh Ritter
15:00 Elbow
15:45 Oppenheimer
16:45 Cathy Davey
17:30 That Petrol Emotion
18:30 James Yorkston
? David Holmes


Time Appearee
15:00 The Flaws
15:45 Mark Geary
16:30 Foals
17:00 Joe Rooney and comedy guests
17:30 Gemma Hayes
18:00 The Roots
20:00 Michael Franti

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