Festival News : Electric Picnic initial line-up announcement at 12pm

The days are getting longer, the temperature is slowly but surely moving away from the blue zone and Electric Picnic have just made their first official line-up announcement. Springtime is definitely upon us.

Shortly after winning IMRO's Festival of the Year award on Tuesday night, the EP organisers have revealed the initial details for the line-up that will take to the Stradbally stages come September.

Sigur Ros, The Cure, The Roots, Elbow, The xx, Orbital, Glen Hansard and Ed Sheeran are probably the biggest hitters when it comes to a commercial sense with Alabama Shakes, Lanterns On The Lake, Jonathan Wilson and Land Lovers standing out as some nice inclusions indeed.

Confirmed for Electric Picnic 2012 are :

  • Bell X1
  • The Cure
  • The Killers
  • Bat For Lashes
  • Tindersticks
  • Elbow
  • Glen Hansard
  • Sigur Ros
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Orbital
  • Christy Moore
  • The Roots
  • Hot Chip
  • The xx
  • Metronomy
  • The Horrors
  • Azealia Banks
  • Roots Manuva
  • Staff Benda Bilili
  • Milagers
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Cranes
  • Little Roy
  • Land Lovers
  • Baxter Dury
  • Jonathan Wilson
  • Solar Bears
  • Fatoumata Diawara
  • Willis Earl Beal
  • Lanterns on the Lake

- Electric Picnic takes place in Stradbally, Co. Laois August 31st- September 2nd
- Weekend camping tickets are priced at €230 (before booking fees)
- Tickets on sale from the usuals at 9am this Friday