Pic­nic treats to suit all tastes

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC NEWS - lau­ren­mur­phy@irish­times.com

The Elec­tric Pic­nic line-up ex­panded this week with the ad­di­tion of more than 20 new acts to join the likes of head­lin­ers Björk, My Bloody Valen­tine and Arc­tic Mon­keys.

Led Zep­pelin front­man Robert Plant (be­low) will play Strad­bally with his back­ing band The Sen­sa­tional Space Shifters, while pop star El­lie Gould­ing and Bri­tish ska band The Beat will also visit Co Laois. John Grant, Matthew E White, Miles Kane, Crys­tal Fight­ers, Charli XCX, Dawes, Cayu­cas and Black Rebel Mo­tor­cy­cle Club have also been added to the line-up, while elec­tronic/ dance fans will be pleased by the in­clu­sion of Fac­tory Floor, Space Di­men­sion Con­troller, No Cer­e­mony and Chrome Sparks.

The lat­est Ir­ish acts to be added in­clude Lit­tle Green Cars and Gavin James, while ‘God­fa­ther of Ir­ish Punk’ Terri Hoo­ley will en­ter­tain pun­ters with a DJ set.

Week­end early-bird tick­ets are ¤149.50 and ¤169.50, de­pen­dant on how many Elec­tric Pic­nics you have at­tended pre­vi­ously. Af­ter this Mon­day, the price of a week­end ticket in­creases to ¤189.50. See elec­tricpic­nic.ie

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