Save the date! Here’s when the Electric Picnic line up will be out


Festival season is fast approaching, but the Irish festivals have been a little slow in announcing the line ups for summer 2017.

Electric Picnic is notorious for remaining tight lipped on the subject, but the music haven has finally revealed when the line up will be launched.

"Are you ready to do all of this again in September? The first acts for Electric Picnic 2017 will be announced the week of 20th March," reads a caption on the festival's Facebook page. 

Festival fans have been eagerly anticipating the line up for months, and most of the tickets have already been sold, with the final tier of tickets being released later this year. 

Last year saw acts such as The 1975, who are playing Malahide Castle later this summer, LCD Soundsystem and Lana Del Rey take the main stage. 

Another Irish festival which has yet to be announced is Longitude.

No dates or acts have been confirmed for Longitude 2017, nor have any tickets gone on sale.

Tickets for last year's festival went on sale in January.

Last year, major US rapper Kendrick Lamar, as well as Major Lazer and The National, smashed it on the main stage at the no-camping weekend of festivities. 

A fake Longitude 2017 Facebook page sprung up last week, claiming to be raffling off tickets to the festival through like and share competitions.

The page gained almost 30,000 followers before being disbanded. 

We seriously hope that Longitude releases the dates ASAP, and in the meantime we will be marking March 20 into our calendars to keep up to date with all the Electric Picnic announcements.  

Feature image: Ruth Medjber