Picnic treats to suit all tastes
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