Festival News : Electric Picnic add 14 to the list

The legendary Patti Smith will be joined by SBTRKT, The Maccabees, Michael Kiwanuka, Squarepusher and more this August/September at the 2012 edition of electricpicnic.ie.

Sigur Ros, The Cure, The Roots, Alabama Shakes, The xx, Orbital, Glen Hansard and more had already been confirmed for the Stradbally session.

Full announcement:

  • Patti Smith
  • Richard Hawley
  • Crystal Castles
  • Grandaddy
  • Squarepusher
  • The Maccabees
  • Gavin Friday
  • Van Dyke Parks
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • The Jezabels
  • Dublin Gospel Choir
  • Eagle and the Worm
  • In Tua Nua

- 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
- Record Store Day 2012 takes place on Saturday, 21st April



Plugd (Cork) -- Wingnut (Galway) -- Tower (Dublin) -- Wingnut (Waterford) -- Elastic Witch (Dublin) Click here to see participating stores in your area

For more on Record Store Day 2012 click here.


  1. ahh…. what about Bon Iver???? Do you think he will be added?

  2. Not looking great at the moment. He is in the U.K. in July for Latitude and his current European tour dates finish mid-August. Highly unlikely he will fly back for one Irish date. Still it is only April and if you see the name popping up for festivals like Bestival at the end of August in the UK the higher the chance. At the moment no though :(


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