Jim Carroll

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New runners and riders for Electric Picnic 2015

Blur, Sam Smith, Grace Jones and a ton more added to the Stradbally bill

Grace Jones returns to Stradbally

Tue, May 5, 2015, 12:02


New acts for Electric Picnic 2015 just added to the bill

Blur (our sources were bang on the money)
Sam Smith (playing Tom Petty’s greatest hits)
Grace Jones (she’s back – get the oysters and Cristal ready)
FKA Twigs
(maybe she’ll turn up this year)
Despacio (this is going to be sweet)
Paul Kalkbrenner
Yasiin Bey (the dude y’all know as Mos Def)
Mac DeMarco
Gavin James
Printer Clips
Julio Bashmore
(album of the summer on the way)
The Riptide Movement
The 2 Bears
Viet Cong
(also playing Dublin’s Workman’s Club on May 13)
Benjamin Clementine

Fat White Family (hell yeah!)
Honne (OTR faves)
Kwamie Liv
Fickle Friends

Tickets: if you snooze, you lose and all the early birds are now gone so it’s €229.50 for a weekend ticket or €90 for a Sunday ticket (though we don’t know which acts are playing Sunday yet). Both prices exclude Ticketmaster taxes – remember that the Picnic is promoted by Festival Republic who are in turn co-owned by Live Nation who also have a paw in Ticketmaster and secondary ticketing marketplace Get Me In

So, folks, what’s the story? Are we in or are we out? Really think a few of those new additions take the underwhelming look after some of the earlier announcements