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This Ain't No Picnic - Sunday Headliners + Lots More!

"computer noise, high energy beats and their love of American New Wave oddballs Devo to create a heady, energising sound that they dub "technicolour pogo punk". We're not going to argue with that."

Are you ready for some more exciting news about our upcoming festival?

Of course you are.

First off, we're incredibly excited to announce that Polysics will be headlining the Sunday night!

POLYSICS hail from Tokyo, Japan. Formed by Hayashi in 1997 and named after a brand of synthesizer, they've spent the past ten years fusing blasting guitars, computer noise, high energy beats and their love of American New Wave oddballs Devo to create a heady, energising sound that they dub "technicolour pogo punk". We're not going to argue with that.

Over the last ten years released six full length albums and a number of compilations, whilst consistently wowed audiences with their energetic live performances and wild stage shows on numerous tours around Japan, the United States and Europe.

Given all of this, we're incredibly proud to welcome Polysics as Sunday night headliners for This Ain't No Picnic 2008! It's going to be something special. Get your dancing shoes ready!

Polysics are:

HAYASHI Guitar, Voice, Programing
KAYO Synthesizer, Vocoder, Voice
FUMI Bass, Synthesizer, Voice
YANO Drums

http://www.polysics.com/
http://www.myspace.com/polysics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polysics

Secondly, we've got the following new acts to announce!

Bearsuit (UK, Fantastic Plastic)
Calories (UK, ex-Distophia!
Gossamer Albatross (UK)
Hooray For Humans (IRE, Smalltown America)
Ice, Sea, Dead People (UK >>> myspace)
Let Our Enemies Beware (UK, Smalltown America)
The Light Sleepers (UK, Faux Discx)
Panther (USA, Kill Rock Stars)
Popular Workshop (UK, This Is Fake DIY)
This Town Needs Guns (UK, Big Scary Monsters)


Phew!

Both single day and weekend tickets for the event for the event are available now over at We Got Tickets. One day will set you back £15, and both £25. We think it's a bargain!

Remember, for more frequent updates keep an eye on the official festival site.