Arctic Monkeys, Fatboy Slim, Bjork for Picnic
Music festival to take place from August 30th to September 1st
Johnny Marr at the Academy last month. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.
Bjork performs on the mainstage at Electric Picnic in 2007. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times
Members of the Arctic Monkeys (L-R) Jamie Cook, Alex Turner, Nick O’Malley and Matt Helders pose for a portrait in New York’s Central Park om 2011. Photograph: Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi
The Arctic Monkeys, Fatboy Slim and Bjork have been confirmed as the headliners for Electric Picnic.
David Byrne, formerly of Talking Heads, Franz Ferdinand and former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr are also among the acts participating in the festival which takes place as usual from August 30th to September 1st in Stradbally, Co Laois.
The Electric Picnic announcement was made this morning by Melvin Benn of Festival Republic who has been involved with it for two years.
Other acts confirmed for the festival include Eels, Noah and the Whale, Disclosure, Ocean Colour Scene, Hurts, Mick Flannery and promising young Cavan band The Strypes.
Other perennial Electric Picnic favourites will be returning including the Body and Soul Arena, Mindfield, the Theatre of Food and the Comedy Tent.
There will also be the addition of the Trailer Park stage which will pay homage to the American mobile home.
The 2Wheels Tour de Picnic will also go ahead this year. The event attracted nearly 1,000 cyclists last year.
There will be a Sunday day ticket priced at €85 which will be headlined by The Arctic Monkeys.
Fans who can prove they have attended three or more Electric Picnics can avail of a price of €149.50. A weekend ticket will be €189.50 until July 28th and €229.50 after that date.