Organisers yesterday announced the first 27 acts on the bill of the festival, which will again be held in the grounds of Stradbally Hall in Laois on September 2–4.
HAIM, Super Furry Animals, Years & Years, Todd Terje, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Animal Collective, Gavin James, and Wolf Alice were also among the acts in the first line up reveal.
Also announced are the Avett Brothers, Wild Beasts, Glass Animals, Jack Garratt, Savages, the Triad presented by Pantha Du Prince, Phosphorescent, Broken Social Scene, Ezra Furman, a Mount Kimbie DJ set, Daniel Avery, Blossoms, Aurora, NAO, Girls Names, and Meilyr Jones.
Returning attractions to the festival include the Body & Soul area, Salty Dog Stage, Trenchtown, the Theatre of Food, and the Trailer Park.
Now in its 13th year, the festival has hosted reunited dance-rock icons LCD Soundsystem on three occasions prior to the band’s split in 2011, and frontman James Murphy has performed DJ sets at Electric Picnic on numerous occasions.
Despite denials of a rumoured reunion last year, the US band released a Christmas single on December 24 last and confirmed its reunion a year later. A new album on Columbia Records is expected sometime this year.
Those interested in attending the festival while raising money for a good cause can cycle or run to Electric Picnic as part of the Rabo- Direct Tour De Picnic 2016, in which participants are given a weekend ticket to Electric Picnic in exchange for raising a minimum of €380 for the ISPCC, Headway, and the Jack & Jill Foundation.
Family weekend camping tickets, Sunday day tickets, and all campervan passes have sold out, but weekend camping tickets are available for €234.50.
These were available on instalment plans, and an initial deposit of €84.50 plus service fees charged upon purchase, followed by two instalment fees of €75 on May 3 and June 3.