Jim Carroll

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Electric Picnic 2014: latest additions

Blondie, Kelis, The Horrors, Neneh Cherry and James Murphy top the latest list of additions for this year’s festival


Tue, May 13, 2014, 12:23


What a coincidence: on the day that the court case between Electric Picnic shareholders POD Music and Festival Republic kicks off in front of m’learned friends (a case which was settled before anyone stepped into the witness box – see statement below), a date which has been in the diary for months, the festival announces another stack of acts heading to Co Laois at the end of the summer.

The latest additions are:

Kelis (damn great new album from her)
Neneh Cherry (returning to the game with a cracking album in “Blank Project” and one of our favourite interviewees of 2014)
Sinead O’Connor
The Horrors
(new album is well worth your time)
Mogwai (-)
James Murphy (we might get into the tent this time)
Clean Bandit
Duke Dumont
Twin Shadow
The Orwells
Glass Animals
Wolf Alice
The Districts
(as tipped by OTR last month – good to see the Picnic bookers study OTR indepth)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Vancouver Sleep Clinic
Benjamin Booker

So, lads and lasses, what do you think of that bunch of lovely coconuts?

Tickets: weekend tickets are €194.50 until July 4 (which will probably mean another set of additional acts in or around that date) and, if there are any left, it will be €229.50 a pop from then on. If you want a day ticket for Sunday – and please note that there’s not a hint yet who will actually be playing on Sunday – it’s €90. Add Ticketmaster’s Picnic rebates to these prices.

UPDATE: The court case between POD Music and Festival Republic Dublin over the Eectric Picnic was settled today. Here’s the statement: “EP Festivals is pleased to report that an agreement has been reached between POD Music and Festival Republic Dublin regarding Electric Picnic. As part of the agreement, POD Music, a co-shareholder in Electric Picnic, has agreed to divest its stake to Festival Republic Dublin. Festival Republic Dublin would like to thank John Reynolds, director of POD Music, for his contribution to the successful development of Electric Picnic and wish him well for the future.”