Excitement is now seriously building for Electric Picnic 2015 as more acts are added to the bill. The music festival will take place from September 4-6 in Stradbally, Co. Laois, and in the absence of Oxegen, is the major music festival of the year.
Blur will headline one of the three days as they mark the release of their first album in 16 years, The Magic Whip. Since their arrival in 1991 they have had five No.1 albums in their native UK, so their Electric Picnic debut is certainly highly-anticipated.
Already confirmed to-date include Sam Smith, The Riptide Movement, FKA Twigs, and Gavin James. And several music acts, including Canadian band Viet Cong and Danish Zambian singer Kwamie Liv, are making their Irish debut at the festival.
The festival is often described as "Ireland's version of Glastonbury" and was voted Best Medium-Sized European Festival at the 2010 European Festival Awards, and the Best Big Festival at the last four Irish Festival Awards since 2007. Last year 41,000 people attended from 29-31 August.
Tickets are on sale now from €229.50 from www.ticketmaster.ie and Sunday tickets are €90.