Disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder is to make his first ever appearance in Ireland at the Electric Picnic festival in September, it was announced today.
Following his collaboration on Daft-Punk’s top-selling album ‘Random Access Memories’, Moroder will be joined in Stradbally by Grammy nominated American DJ, Chris Cox.
Closer to home, Northern Ireland’s Two Door Cinema Club have also been added to the bill. The indie three-piece will be showcasing their latest album ‘Beacon’ as well as favourites from the Choice Music Prize winning ‘Tourist History’’.
Taking their name from an incomprehensible cricket formula, The Duckworth Lewis Method comprises of The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon and Pugwash's Thomas Walsh. Fans will get a rare chance to see the whimsical duo as they perform their recent album ‘Sticky Wickets’.
Fast-rising Irish electronic pop duo Young Wonder will be arriving with their with big beats, euphoric synths and pitched vocals. The pair are riding a wave of commercial and critical success and are sure to go down well with the festival crowd.
On the back of hits such as ‘High Hopes’ and ‘All I want’ plus an Irish number 1 debut album ‘Perfect World’ to boot, Dublin four-piece Kodaline join a choice Irish contingent at the arts and music festival.
English favourite Billy Bragg will be returning to Stradbally to bring his brand of sharp, witty brand of punk-folk protest to the masses.
Cyril Hahn, Jagwar Ma, MØ, Braids, Summer Camp, Indians and Sam Smith will also be joining the likes of Bjork, Arctic Monkeys, Fatboy Slim, Robert Plant, My Bloody Valentine, Wu-Tang Clan and Disclosure for the festival’s 10th birthday.
Early bird tickets priced at €189.50 are available from Ticketmaster outlets for the remainder of the week, before returning to the full price of €229.50.
Electric Picnic arts and music festival takes place in the grounds of Stradbally Hall in Stradbally, Co Laois from Friday August 30 to Sunday September 1.