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Arcade Fire for Electric Picnic

OTR has learned that Arcade Fire will be one of the headliners at this year’s Electric Picnic when the bill is announced next week. The band have already confirmed a show at Edinburgh Castle for September 1, the day before …

Thu, Mar 3, 2011, 09:00

   

OTR has learned that Arcade Fire will be one of the headliners at this year’s Electric Picnic when the bill is announced next week.

The band have already confirmed a show at Edinburgh Castle for September 1, the day before the Electric Picnic begins. In response to a question on Twitter from an Irish fan about the band playing Oxegen, Arcade Fire manager Scott Rodger tweeted that the band would be back to do “something else, something better”.

Arcade Fire played at the Electric Picnic in 2005, a gig which is now widely seen as a legendary show and one which the band have spoken about subsequently in several interviews. Yep, it really was that good – easily one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen. Arcade Fire have played many times in Ireland since, the last being a two night run at Dublin’s O2 in December 2010.

Early bird weekend tickets are now on sale at €240 each (plus Ticketmaster fees). Interestingly, it looks like there will be day tickets on sale for the festival this year.