THE CURE, Ed Sheeran, Sigur Ros, Christy Moore and Glen Hansard are among the artists lined up to play the eigth Electric Picnic 2012, it was announced today.
Sheeran (21) whose parents are from Wexford, came from virtual obscurity in the last year. He was the toast of the Brit Awards last week after winning best British male and breakthrough act for 2012.
This year’s Electric Picnic at Stradbally Hall, Co Laois will run from Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September.
The festival organisers say that the eight year old event will be an opportunity to face down the current doom and gloom.
Tickets for the weekend are €230 plus fees and go on sale tomorrow morning at 9am.
Confirmed acts who will play also include:
Elbow, Grizzly Bear, Orbital, The Roots, Hot Chip, The Xx, Metronomy, The Horrors, Azealia Banks, Roots Manuva, Bell X1, Staff Benda Bilili, Milagres, Alabama Shakes, Cranes, Little Roy, John Digweed, Land Lovers, Baxter Dury, Jonathan Wilson, Solar Bears, Fatoumata Diawara, Willis Earl Beal, Lanterns On The Lake.