by / August 9th, 2011 /

Pick for the Picnic free showcase gigs start this Wednesday

The Pick for the Picnic 2011 showcase competition commences on August 10 in Crawdaddy and runs for four nights (10,11,17 and 18 August) before culminating in the final on September 1st. One band will progress from each night to the finals, where they will compete for the ultimate prize of playing a set at Electric Picnic.

Admission is free to all the events which are being organised by POD, Festival Republic and Heineken Music.

Dublin four piece Cloud Castle Lake won the competition last year (A video of the performance is below) and have since played an array of festivals and showcases such as Electric Picnic, Body and Soul festival, Whelan’s Ones To Watch 2011 and the Hard Working Class Heroes.

The line ups for each night are as follows:

10th August 2011 11th August 2011
Tandem Felix Casanova Wave
Spies Eaten By Bears
Come On Live Long CFIT
Razor Ball Women’s Murder Club
17th August 2011 18th August 2011
Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters Zombie Computer
The Midnight Phil Eoin Callers Leaders of Men
The Depravations Cheap Freaks
Fred & Bob Ghostnote


Cloud Castle Lake – Crawdaddy 3rd August 2010 from Johnny McMillan on Vimeo.