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A cheesy title for a cheesy gimmic. Right? Well no actually, this is pretty cool stuff.
Mr Motivator (aka Derrick Evans) is a 60 year old fitness guru who will be at the Electric Picnic once again this year. He'll be leading the party crowd in a #dancergy session designed to generate electricity.
The dancefloor he'll be using will convert the kinetic energy of the dancers into electricity to power the floor - the boffins at Electric Ireland sure put their thinking caps on last year when they introduced the innovative dancefloor to the Stradbally revellers.
This year sees the return of the dancefloor - and not to be outdone, the Digital team at Electric Ireland have upped the ante by introducing #Dancergy Bands which are powered by Twitter use of their hashtag #Dancergy. Pretty cool, eh! The Dancergy bands are created by Xylobands for Electric Ireland and were first seen at Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto World tour.
Apart from the fun aspects of Power at the Picnic, other measures taken by Electric Ireland include the provision of 6km of energy efficient festoon lighting throughout the Stradbally Estate's campsites and walkways and a bank of 25 solar panels to contribute towards the power requirements of the festival.
Here's hoping the weather stays clear for the 5,000 partygoers expected to land in Laoise for the 3 day festival weekend on Friday August 30th.
For more information on the Xylobands see Xylobands.com