Electric Picnic: Elbow one of 20 acts just added to line-up

The xx, Duran Duran and Chaka Khan headline this year’s sold-out festival

Elbow at  Electric Picnic, 2012. The band released their latest album, ‘Little Fictions’, in February this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Elbow at Electric Picnic, 2012. The band released their latest album, ‘Little Fictions’, in February this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

 

UK band Elbow have just been added to the Electric Picnic line-up for this year’s sold-out Co Laois festival.

Birdy, Phoenix, Hannah Wants, Rejjie Snow, Declan McKenna, Lyra and Little Hours are among the other acts added on Friday.

Elbow released their latest album, Little Fictions, in February of this year.

The xx, Duran Duran, Chaka Khan and A Tribe Called Quest are among the main headliners at this year’s Stradbally festival.

Among the other main acts on the bill are Interpol, Run the Jewels, London Grammar, Madness and Father John Misty.

Annie Mac and The Divine Comedy are among the Irish acts on the lineup.

The festival, which will take place from Friday, September 1st to Sunday, September 3rd, sold out within five minutes of going on sale in March.

The event’s capacity is 55,000.