Jim Carroll

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Electric Picnic 2015

The first raft of runners and riders for this year’s soiree

Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 12:04

   

Here we go with the first major list of acts playing the Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois on September 4, 5 and 6.

Florence & The Machine
Underworld
Manic Street Preachers
Roisin Murphy
Belle & Sebastian
The War On Drugs
Jon Hopkins
Django Django
Tame Impala
Hot Chip
George Ezra
Future Islands
Jurassic 5
Chvrches
Ride
Battles
My Morning Jacket
Jessie Ware
Low
Pond
Tourist
Metz
Girl Band
Kwabs
Lapsley
Alvvays
Marika Hackman
Jack Garratt
Wyvern Lingo
Circawaves
Hinds
Shura
Ben Khan
Curtis Harding
Aquilo
Little May

Tickets: three options if you want a weekend ticket: (1) €154.50 if you can prove you’ve been to three or more Electric Picnics, (2) €174.50 if you can prove you’ve been to the Electric Picnic once or twice before (both tickets only available until March 8th) or (3) €194.50 if you haven’t been before. A Sunday ticket will cost you €90, while all campervan, family weekend and family campervan tickets are already sold out. All ticket prices are plus Ticketmaster’s fun-fun-fun taxes and charges.

So, folks, what do you reckon? How long is it going to take to sell-out with that line-up and the usual array of sideshows, carousels, attractions and girls in Indian head-dresses they bought the week before in Penneys? Are we still in love with the Picnic or has the bubble burst? Will they flog 47,000 tickets before next Monday? Over to you