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legends line up for electric picnic as promoters put their differences aside

ORGANISERS of the Electric Picnic insist it's here to stay – for at least another decade.

This May will see a high-profile dispute between promoter John Reynolds and organiser Melvin Benn of Festival Republic in the Commercial Court.

Mr Benn told the Herald that the pair remain on civil terms and are eager to ensure the festival continues.

"We know that the festival is bigger than both of us," he said.

Publicist Lindsay Holmes said: "It's definitely not the last year of the Electric Picnic.

"It's definitely here for another decade if not more."

This week saw the unveiling of a tasty line-up of acts for the August 29-31 event at Stradbally Estate.

Artists including Portishead, Beck, Pet Shop Boys, Lily Allen, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, The Blades, and the Stranglers have all been confirmed.

And given that Ms Holmes also does the publicity for global chart-toppers U2, she hasn't ruled them out taking to the stage one day.

Frontman Bono is a regular attendee at the event and often goes along with his wife Ali Hewson and bandmate The Edge.

Ms Holmes added how they were "absolutely thrilled" with the diverse line-up for this year.