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THE WINNERS OF THIS YEAR’S PLAY THE PICNIC

THE WINNERS OF THIS YEAR’S PLAY THE PICNIC

TRACY ANNOUNCED THE FINAL 11 ON TODAY’S SHOW

The 2FM Play The Picnic Competition is run in conjunction with Festival Republic and friends of Electric Picnic – The Jack And Jill Childrens Foundation.

The Top 10 acts with the most votes get to play at Electric Picnic this September. The overall winner also wins a slot on The Cosby Stage as well as a full day studio session in 2FM’s Studio 8. Text votes runs from July 14th to 28th. The winning acts and the EP ticket winner will all be announced on 2fm on The Tracy Clifford Show on 2FM on July 28th.


Rofi James
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Formed in Galway by Rónán Ó Flaithearta and Jamie Murray Rofi James took First Place title at the Nuig Witless battle of the bands 2011. Some time passed and RJ began to expand from their acoustic roots winning First Place in Iradio’s battle of the bands contest in 2013. Although lacking experience compared to their fellow competitors, the judges credited Rofi James win to their catchy, radio friendly and commercial sound. RJ released their first EP in 2014.

 

Kavalier
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Formed during the winter of 2015, Kavalier was originally James Burns and Ryan O’Neill. Soon after Mark McDonald and Tommy Rice joined which completed the line up. All located within the Newry and Mourne area of Co. Down.  They recorded and produced their debut EP and have played a series of promotional shows across Northern Ireland.

 

Neon Atlas
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Neon Atlas are a Cork-based alt-indie outfit drawing a lot of attention from local and national media of late. They have just released their second album ‘Graffiti Reality’ on their own label ‘Demeanour Records’. Graffiti Reality is the follow-up to 2013’s critically acclaimed ‘Absolute Magnitude’. Neon Atlas have drawn comparisons with Silver Sun Pickups, Teenage Fanclub and Weezer.

 

 

 

A Great Quiet
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The band is made up of Will O’Donnell and Aran Cardiff, both from Athy in Kildare. Formed just a few months ago, they played their debut gig in the academy 2 and launched their debut single open spaces on the Eoghan MC Dermott show.

 

 

Fields
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FIELDS are Seán O’Brien, Emmet Casey, Killian Leahy and Des Brodie. Formed in 2016, the alternative-folk quartet have impressed audiences across the country at high profile showcases with a sound that marries the intimacy of folk-hinged story-telling with powerful melodies and carefully entwined harmonies. The band are currently recording debut album ‘Cormorants’ which is due for independent release in early 2018.

 

EHCO
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EHCO is the music of Wicklow based musician and producer Eoin Whitfield. Following the recent conclusion of his previous post pop/instrumental rock outfit “Enemies” in late 2016, Whitfield has created his own unique take on electronica. EHCO features  vocalist Jessica Lord, and other collaborators.

 

Feuds
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Feuds are a four piece from Kilcoole, co. Wicklow who formed in 2014. Playing raw, loud, indie music Feuds released the ep ‘Lost Again’ in 2015. In 2016 they released ‘Stay Here’, a song that was called an ‘Indie pop classic’ by musician.ie and has been played on 2fm and 2xm. Feuds have a new single and music video on the way.

 

Hammy & The Pilgrim
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Limerick four-piece Hammy & The Pilgrim burst onto the music scene in September 2016 as a hugely successful opening act for Le Gallaxie.  Hammy & The Pilgrim launched their self-titled three-song EP, debuting at #2 on the Irish Blues Album Chart.

 

 

The New Social
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Originally starting in Castlebar ‘The New Social’ are Niall Fahy (a student of BIMM Dublin), Michael McDermott, Cathal Ward and Darren Moran were joined by Leitrim native ‘Sean O’Donnell’ on drums last year. Already compared to Walking On Cars and The Coronas The New Social released their debut single ‘Get Out Of My Head’ 12 weeks ago.  Their debut EP is set for release later this year and will be taking in an Irish Tour as well as a number of UK dates.

 

 


Scoops
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Their sound is described as rock/pop indie. Scoops current release “Stuck on You” charted 6th in the overall Irish Shazam and was placed on Deezer’s TOP 50 trending playlist in Ireland. They have recently returned from trips to Holland, Germany and Dubai.

 

 

The Felonies
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The Felonies are a young 4 piece Alternative-Rock band from County Wicklow. The Felonies were chosen for the Searchlight Development Deal in September 2016, where the band spent the next five months in live pre-production in The Button Factory, recording new material in Temple Lane Studios.

 

 


Terms and Conditions 

The Play the Picnic Competition is run in conjunction with Festival Republic, Jack & Jill and RTÉ 2fm.
The Competition is open to residents of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland aged 18 or over only excluding employees of the Promoter, their families, agents and anyone else connected with the promotion. No purchase necessary. The Competition is open to all acts.
For instructions on how to enter please follow the instructions on the 2fm website. The Promoter cannot be held liable for system failures at the handling house or on the Competition website. The Promoter and its agents accept no responsibility for difficulties experienced submitting an entry into this Competition.
To be eligible the act must be available to perform at Electric Picnic 2017. The Promoter reserves the right to adjust the entry period if deemed necessary and will post any changes on the 2fm website. 
All acts with a track submitted during this time will be eligible. A shortlist will be chosen by a panel of judges and where set out by The Promoter or its agents or partners by public voting. The decision of the judges and the Promoters are final. It is accepted by entrants that no correspondence or discussion will be entered into in relation to decisions made during the course of the Competition.
Only one entry is allowed per act.
 Entrants confirm that they own all the rights in relation to any lyrics, melodies or any other material submitted for entry. The Promoter cannot be held liable by any third parties for any copyright breaches on any material it receives or on the part of any entrant.
Judges from RTÉ 2fm will listen to and read or examine where appropriate each submission and will select which, in their opinion, are the acts to progress to the shortlist of the competition. This shortlist of entrants will be posted on the 2fm website on the 30th June 2017. Judges’ decisions are final and it is fully accepted by all entrants that no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
Voting for the final ten will be via text and judging panel and will be on a 50/50 basis. Decisions in relation to this are entirely at the discretion of the judges and all decisions are final. No correspondence or discussions will be entered into with anyone.
 Voting will be open from July 14h to 28th the final ten acts from the shortlist will be decided using the 50/50 combination of Judges votes and public voting.
The final 10 and overall competition winner will be announced on July 28th.
Prize details. All final ten acts will get to play the Play the Picnic tent at Electric Picnic. The overall winner will get to play the Play the Picnic tent and also get to play the Cosby Stage at Electric Picnic. The overall winner will also receive a full day studio session at RTE’s state of the art recording studio.
 The overall winner will be announced in accordance with the Terms & Conditions.
 By entering, you are giving permission for your track, photo and brief biography to be posted on the competition website for voting purposes. For as long as you remain in the Competition, and particularly in the event that your act is selected as the winner, you agree to allow the Promoter to use part or all of your performance or performances and interview clips on-air on RTÉ 2fm and rte/2fm.ie and Jack & Jill and Electric Picnic websites and social media.
Entrants agree, if required, to take part in publicity accompanying, or resulting from, this Competition. Allten shortlisted acts will be responsible for their own transport to and from the RTE studios and to Electric Picnic.
By participating, those entering the Competition agree that the Promoter will not be liable for any liability, loss, damage, costs, expenses or injury of any kind to the entrant or any other person or entity caused by, or resulting directly or indirectly from, acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize or any element of the prize or participation in the Competition.
The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. The promoter reserves the right to amend, substitute or withdraw this promotion in whole or in part at any time during the Competition period in the event of any unforeseen circumstances outside its reasonable control with no liability to any entrants, the Competition-winner or any third party. The promoter also reserves the right to award an alternative prize of equal or greater value, should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason. The decision of the promoter in all matters is final and no correspondence will be entered into. By entering this promotion all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by the Terms & Conditions. All entry instructions form part of the Terms & Conditions.
The Promoter reserves the right to vary the Terms & Conditions of and/or to withdraw, amend, suspend, terminate or cancel this Competition at any time without notice. Neither the promoter nor any of its associated or affiliated companies shall be liable to any person for any variation, withdrawal, amendment, suspension, termination, cancellation, limitation, restriction or delay affecting this Competition or participation therein.
 An entrant’s personal data will only be held for the purpose of contacting the entrant in relation to their participation in this Competition and will not be used for any other purposes whatsoever without their prior permission.