IT’S been a long time coming – and there were fears it might not happen. But the line-up for this year’s Electric Picnic was finally revealed today.
Bjork, Fatboy Slim, Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand are among the big names revealed for the festival in Stradbally from Friday,
August 30 to September 1.
Celebrating its 10th year, its promoters are offering tickets for what they describe as “the exceptional price” of €149.50 upwards for the three day festival.
With Oxegen appealing to younger festival-goers, there’s plenty for the more mature music fans with other acts m including former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, Eels, Noah & The Whale, St Vincent, Disclosure, Hurts, Warpaint, Ocean Colour Scene, and Irish attractions including singer Mick Flannery and Cavan teenagers The Strypes.
Promoters have said more names will follow.
Fatboy Slim aka Norman Cook, will be making his first return to Stradbally's meadows since 2005 with his biggest hits Right Here, Right Now and Praise You already ’90s classic nostalgia.
Another ’90s act returning to the Picnic is fellow headliner Bjork, with the Icelandic singer expected to give midlands music audiences a run through the best known material of her quirky and diverse career.
And it won't just be about music – the Body and Soul Village and Mindfield areas will as every year provide the best non musical and spoken word entertainment.
Tickets for the Picnic go sale this Saturday at 9am at these prices:
Weekend Ticket: €149.50 - If you can prove you have attended three or more Electric Picnics. Weekend Ticket: €169.50 - If you can prove you have been once before.
Weekend Ticket: €189.50 - If you haven't been before.
Family Camping :Weekend Ticket as above (two children under 12 permitted per adult)
Sunday Day Tickets: €85.00 (No camping permitted)
Between May 28 and July 28 a Weekend Ticket costs, but this will rise to €229.50 after that date.
Campervan Tickets for access to Regular & Family Campervan Parks are €60. A special €85 ticket will be on sale again this year.
The full list of acts is as follows:
David Byrne And St.Vincent;
Eels; Noah &The Whale;
Johnny Marr; Disclosure;
Ocean Colour Scene;