Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Festival News: Electric Picnic basket bulges

Of Monsters and Men for EP12
Hard to believe but August/September's Electric Picnic is only weeks away with a hefty new announcement made earlier today, adding to a line-up that already featured Sigur Ros, The Cure, The Roots, Alabama Shakes, The xx, Orbital.


One particular addition to catch the eye is Icelandic melody-makers Of Monsters and Men, who featured on the blog only recently. I swear!

Full list of additions:

  • Matador
  • Lee "Scratch Perry" & Max Romeo
  • Kimbra
  • Enemies
  • Of Monsters and Men
  • Lianne La Havas


  • The Fat Lady Sings
  • David Kitt Plays 'The Big Romance'
  • Cashier No 9
  • Cold Specks
  • Mark Lanegan


  • God Is An Astronaut
  • Delorentos
  • Kormac's Big Band
  • Trinity Orchestra Plays Dark Side Of The Moon
  • The Kanyu Tree
  • Perfume Genius


  • Turn
  • Cathy Davey
  • Ham Sandwich
  • Dry The River
  • The Riptide Movement
  • Jeffrey Lewis


  • The Wonder Villains
  • Ryan Sheridan
  • Cranes
  • A Plastic Rose
  • Cloud Castle Lake
  • Squarehead


  • Bats
  • Gareth Dunlop
  • Tieranniesaur
  • Kid Karate
  • Rainy Boy Sleep
  • Katie kim


- 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