Reggae legend Sweetie Irie among 50 acts announced for Trenchtown at Electric Picnic
A new stage will also be added this year
Just when you think the Picnic has given all it can give, there's more.
The Stradbally festival, taking place this year from August 31 to September 2, boasts an impressive line-up for Trenchtown, plus an extra stage.
Among the 50 acts announced today is UK reggae legend Sweetie Irie, who is the voice behind Gorillazs Clint Eastwood Refix and the breakout single Crank It Up alongside Nadia Rose.
Member of legendary Irish Hip Hop group Scary Eire DJ MEK is a five time winner of the Irish DJ Mixing Championships and a revered producer having worked with Ian Brown, Rodney P and The Frames, and will be bringing a blistering cross-genre set to the Picnic.
Also among the line-up are lyrical activist YT, Jamaican vocalist Peppery who joins Bazza Ranks to perform new material from their forthcoming EP, broadcaster and DJ Stevie G alongside choreographer Andrea Williams' Hot Sauce Dance Crew, Irish ska band The Hacklers, After the Ibis, Erica Cody and more.
A new stage Afrikaya is inspired by the sights, sounds and art from Africa and will feature the Irish debut of Kenya artist Lavosti among others.
Also, the Kingston 12 Arena will host live bands, DJs and dance performance while the Yard stage will be powered by Cork's Revelation Sound System and Treasure Beach.
Here's the full list of acts:
SWEETIE IRIE x DJ MEK | YT | PEPPERY
BAZZA RANKS | P.O.A | STEVIE G x HOT SAUCE DANCE CREW
REVELATION SOUND SYSTEM | CIAN FINN | WORRIES OUTERNATIONAL
THE BIONIC RATS | THE HACKLERS | THE CLANDESTINOS | ERICA CODY | AFTER THE IBIS
RUKUS FX ft. RANKING FOX | SOL FUD | WORLD BASS CULTURE | JASON ROOTICAL
DJ D.O.G | CHONKIE (RUB A DUB) | BSC SOUND SYSTEM | SOULETIQUETTE | THE SERVICE
THE REBEL SOULS | DJ MOG Y | VJ PRESENTS | THE LIGHT RUNNERS | GANGSTERS | LAVOSTI
DJ LASTA | LARIMAN | DARYL BENGO | THE BOY FINN | INIKE | BIG DADDY CAN | SKA PATROL | WIGGLE ROOTSMAN WURZEL | JAHMONK | REWIND | LEX WOO | DJ SKA FACE | ROOTS OF AFRICA
DJ WILL SOFTLY | DJ SLICK NORMAL | MISS SCOTTY | DJ SIBH C | ONE WORLD SOUNDS
DJ NIGEL WOOD | DJ DODGY | DJ DEFENSIVE MIX UP | BEVIN HICKEY RIMSON | REGGAE RICHIE
DJ MICHELLE | DJ GANJAHLOVA
For more info check out www.electricpicnic.ie