Seminal 70s new wave group Blondie are among the 21 acts added to the Electric Picnic line-up today.
Newly crowned ‘NME Icons’, fronted by Debbie Harry, will be making their event debut at the arts and music festival, to be held in Stradbally, Co Laois this summer.
Controversial Irish star Sinead O’Connor will also be making a solo appearance, following her well-received guest slot with John Grant in the Electric Arena last year.
Following the release of their critically-acclaimed album ‘Rave Tapes’ this year, Scottish electronic post-rock quintet Mogwai will be making a third trip to Stradbally.
Hip-hop and R n’B fans will welcome the arrival of Kelis and Neneh Cherry. With new albums ‘Food’ (Kelis) and ‘Blank Project’ (Nenah Cherry) doing well, audiences should expect more than just a set of hits.
Speaking playing the hits, former LCD Soundsystem front man James Murphy makes a welcome return following his acclaimed DJ set back in 2012.
The Horrors, Duke Dumont, Twin Shadow, Ham Sandwich, Clean Bandit, Drenge, The Orwells, Glass Animals, Wolf Alice, The Districts, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Vaults, Benjamin Booker, Moko round out the list of acts this year’s Picnic faithful can look forward to.
They will be joined by artists such as like Portishead, Outkast, Beck, Foals, Pet Shop Boys, Paolo Nutini, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Lily Allen, St. Vincent, Simple Minds, London Grammar and Metronomy which were already confirmed for the three-day festival.
Tickets for the three-day festival, which takes place between Friday August 29 to Monday August 31, are available form Ticketmaster. Revellers have until July 4 to book special €194-priced tickets.