Congrats to the guys behind Ireland's Boutique Music Festival for getting a stunning group together for this year's bash! I got an email from the Picnic's mailing list a few minutes ago and have been frothing at the mouth since...
Roxy Music, Leftfield, Massive Attack, LCD Soundsystem (they had been heavily rumoured all along), Hot Chip, The Frames, Imelda May, Public Image Limited (PiL), The National, Modest Mouse, Seasick Steve, Mumford & Sons, The Waterboys, Steve Earle, Paul Brady, Jónsi, Fever Ray, Bad Lieutentant, The Low Anthem, Beach House, The New Pornographers, Villagers, Adrian Crowley, Crystal Castles, the Horrors, Messiah J & the Expert, Field Music and many, many more.
That is incredible. Makes Oxegen's line-up look even worse than it already did. Maybe Broken Social Scene and Arcade Fire should swap over to Stradbally. They'd certainly fit in better!
Electric Picnic takes place on 3rd, 4th and 5th September in Co. Laois. Tickets on sale this Friday March 26th and with this line-up they should fly out the door!
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