Blondie, Kelis and Neneh join Picnic
It’s been a big week for Electric Picnic with the announcement that the dispute between Pod Music and Festival Republic Dublin – both co-shareholders in the festival – has been resolved, with the former divesting its stake to the latter.
A statement released by the festival’s PR company read: “Festival Republic Dublin would like to thank John Reynolds, director of Pod Music, for his contribu- tion to the successful development of Electric Picnic and wish him well for the future.”
The resolution means the three-day festival, now in its 11th year, can proceed with a clean legal slate and a further batch of acts has been added to enhance the line-up.
Blondie, Mogwai, Kelis, former LCD Soundsystem man James Murphy, Neneh Cherry, The Horrors, Duke Dumont, Twin Shadow and Sinéad O’Connor are among them, as are Ham Sandwich, Clean Bandit, Drenge, Glass Animals, Wolf Alice, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The District and more. They join the previously announced Portishead, Outkast, Beck, Pet Shop Boys, St Vincent and more at Stradbally from August 29th to 31st. electricpicnic.ie
Debbie Harry will be getting out her picnic basket