Festival News : Electric Picnic Additions


Quite a number of stupendous acts have just been confirmed for August/September's Electric Picnic which already featured a pretty good line-up with Sigur Ros, The Cure, The Roots, Alabama Shakes, The xx, Orbital and more announced in Spring.

Grimes made more than a few new friends during her recent Forbidden Fruit performance and will return to the emerald isle to complete a festival bookend double by appearing at EP12. Explosions In the Sky are swift to amend for their Button Factory cancellation by returning to the Stradbally Session for a second year while G-Man favourites The Staves are always welcome back. Come to think of it, the below is quite a tasty announcement indeed with Paul Buchanan, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Antlers and Patrick Watson all must-sees.

Full announcement:
  • Dexys Midnight Runners
  • Grimes
  • Villagers 
  • Explosions In the Sky 
  • Ben Howard
  • Bombay Bicyle Club
  • Wild Beasts
  • The Antlers 
  • Ben Howard
  • Patrick Watson
  • The Staves
  • Nell Byrden
  • Bellowhead
  • Paul Buchanan
  • Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny
  • Liam O’Flynn and Paddy Glackin
  • Wallis Bird
  • The Vaccines

- 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
- Visit electricpicnic.ie for further details