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'Electric Picnickers' holding out for Bonnie Tyler

Published 13/08/2014 | 02:30

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Bonnie Tyler

Eighties pop star and Eurovision casualty Bonnie Tyler has been added to the already impressive line up at this year's Electric Picnic music festival.

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Tyler, known for belting out power ballads such as 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' and 'Holding Out for A Hero', will perform at the Electric Ireland Power House on Saturday August 30.

The Welsh singer is "thrilled" to be taking part and will perform a selection of her best known hits.

"I know that there is great energy at Electric Picnic and I am really excited about being there," she said.

"I still love to do the old songs and will be performing the classics which I'm sure people will be glad to hear.

"I'll also sing a few songs off my new album, 'Rocks and Honey'."

In 2013, Tyler took part in the Eurovision Song Contest - finishing 19th with her song 'Believe in Me.'

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"I had a ball over there," she said. "But it's not about the music any more it's about the politics."

Tyler will share the Electric Ireland Power House stage with hugely popular eighties tribute band Spring Break.

A Disco Brunch and a Power Ballad Disco will also take place during the course of the festival.

James Vincent McMorrow, Beck, Nile Rogers, Outkast duo André 3000 and Big Boi and Hozier will all perform at this year's music festival.

The festival also boasts an impressive comedy tent with Rubberbandits, Jason Byrne, David O'Doherty, Simon Amstell and David McSavage all taking to the stage.

For festival foodies, chef Derry Clarke will serve up "posh nosh" at his fine dining Victorian style marquee.

"Festivals used to be all about soggy burgers and fish and chips," he said.

"I'm hoping people can enjoy some delicious meals before rocking out."

Electric Picnic is already sold out but music lovers can win tickets by logging on to powerballads.ie and record themselves lip synching along to a ballad.

The video with the most votes will receive six tickets.

Irish Independent

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