Electric Picnic may not kick off until September, but you can be sure that the build-up of anticipation begins long before then, especially when they announce cracking new acts.
Joining huge names such as Florence and the Machine, Hozier, The Strokes, Billie Eilish and The 1975 are chart-topping Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon, Charli XCX making her EP debut and grime rapper J Hus.
Electronica DJ Richie Hawtin was also added to the list, as well as Johnny Marr and Richard Ashcroft. Ireland's biggest music and arts festival is about to get a whole lot more incredible.
Over 40 new names including @GerryCinnamon @Jhus @Johnny_Marr @richardashcroft @richiehawtin @charli_xcx have just been added to EP19! Click below for the full line up! #EP19 #ElectricPicnic https://t.co/Eu89So5cUx pic.twitter.com/s88bZbIVXr
— Electric Picnic (@EPfestival) July 17, 2019
There are just six weeks left of waiting until the most beloved weekend of music, art, food and spoken word kicks off. The full list of new acts includes;
Gerry Cinnamon, Johnny Marr, J Hus, Charli XCX, Richie Hawtin, Richard Ashcroft, All Tvvins, Biig Piig, Brittany Howard, Cassia, David Keenan, Declan J Donovan, DJ Seinfeld, Duff McKagan, Easy Life, Eve, Fjaak, Girl in Red, Ider, Inhaler, Just Mustard, Kettama, Le Boom, Maverick Sabre, Mella Dee, Otherkin, Powpig, Rebūke, Rob de Boer, Silverbacks, Soja, Somebody’s Child, Sports Team, Talos, Uly, Viagra Boys, White Reaper, Wild Youth, Working Men’s Club and Yonaka.
After seeing British rock band Yonaka at Sea Sessions, we can't recommend them enough. With a badass lead singer and an album full of bangers, they're ones to watch.
Alt-rock band Inhaler are also on the rise, featuring Bono's son as the lead singer of the indie four-some.
Irish-English rapper Maverick Sabre also adds another level of Irish musicianship to the billing, what a talented man.
Born in Hackney, his family moved to Wexford when he was a youngster and grew up following singer-songwriter rappers like Plan B.
With The Body & Soul Village, The Hazel Wood ready for raving and the best food stalls in Ireland preparing themselves for the festival; It's set to be the best EP yet,
Unfortunately, tickets for the festival are totally sold out, but you may get lucky and nab a last minute ticket to this outrageously talent-packed festival?
Worth it to get a glimpse of Billie Eilish's hair honestly..
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