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Music | News 100% | 29 Jun 2005
Electric Picnic line-up grows The Hot Press Newsdesk
Matthew Herbert Big Band and James Blunt are among the new additions to the Electric Picnic bill

Music | News 100% | 12 Nov 2013
Electric Picnic to retain Reward Scheme Tickets The Hot Press Newsdesk
Lest there be any doubt, Electric Picnic has confirmed that it will be back next year from August 29 – August 31.

Music | News 99% | 25 Apr 2013
Arctic Monkeys, Bjork & Fatboy Slim top the Electric Picnic bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
The line-up for the 2013 Electric Picnic has just been revealed...

Music | News 89% | 10 Feb 2014
Electric Picnic scoop three Irish Festival Awards The Hot Press Newsdesk
The winners of the Irish Festival Awards have just been announced, with the Electric Picnic top of the pile with three wins.

Music | News 88% | 14 Jun 2013
Fancy playing Electric Picnic? The Hot Press Newsdesk
The guys from the Stradbally shindig are looking for acts..

Music | News 87% |  6 Aug 2008
Hot Press Electric Picnic special and
Un-Laoised CD on their way
The Hot Press Newsdesk
The countdown to the Electric Picnic starts in earnest on Thursday August 14 when Hot Press unleashes its bumper Stradbally Hall special.

Broadcast | Video 87% | 12 Jun 2013
Watch: Electric Picnic 2013 Promo The Hot Press Newsdesk
The festival returns for its 10th outing on August 30

Music | News 85% | 23 Mar 2013
Electric Picnic: No Announcement Yet The Hot Press Newsdesk
"I believe it will happen," says festival founder. The apparent uncertainty surrounding this year's Electric Picnic appeared to move a little bit closer to resolution today.

Music | News 85% | 17 Feb 2010
Electric Picnic to announce line-up details on March 24 The Hot Press Newsdesk
We are officially excited!

Music | News 84% | 13 May 2014
John Reynolds & Festival Republic agree Electric Picnic settlement The Hot Press Newsdesk
John Reynolds and his POD Music organisation have settled their court action with Festival Republic, the company in charge of running the Electric Picnic.

Music | News 84% |  3 Jun 2005
More additions to the Electric Picnic bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Roisin Murphy, Dangermouse and The Chalets are among the new bunch of recruits

Music | News 84% |  9 Apr 2013
Electric Picnic Resolution Could Be In Sight The Hot Press Newsdesk
The court case between POD Music Ltd. and Festival Republic Dublin Ltd. was adjourned yesterday in order to allow the parties to enter into mediation.

Music | News 83% | 19 Sep 2005
Electric Picnic to become a 3-day fest The Hot Press Newsdesk
Following on from the runaway success of this year’s event, the organisers have confirmed that the 2006 Electric Picnic will be a three-day affair running from September 1 to 3.

Music | News 82% | 17 Jun 2008
Electric Picnic SOLD OUT! The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Electric Picnic festival, set for Stradbally at the end of August, has officially sold out for the third year running, Hot Press has learned.

Music | News 82% |  3 Jul 2008
Full-steam ahead for Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Concerts supremo John Reynolds has confirmed to Hot Press that there is absolutely no danger of this year’s Electric Picnic being cancelled.

Music | News 82% |  2 Sep 2013
Electric Picnic looking to increase capacity The Hot Press Newsdesk
Electric Picnic organiser Melvin Benn is hoping to increase crowd numbers at the 2014 festival following this year’s 35,000-capacity sellout.

Music | News 81% | 13 Jul 2006
Electric Picnic sells out The Hot Press Newsdesk
All 30,000 tickets for the Electric Picnic in Laois have officially been snapped up.

Music | News 81% | 29 Sep 2008
Electric Picnic 09 to release Early Bird tickets The Hot Press Newsdesk
Next month will see the release of a limited number of Early Bird tickets for Electric Picnic '09.

Politics | Bootboy 81% |  1 Nov 2010
Electric Picnic & Soul Poison Dermod Moore
Our columnist takes issue with John Waters' negative comments about Electric Picnic

Music | News 81% | 19 Aug 2009
More Electric Picnic additions The Hot Press Newsdesk
Passion Pitt, The Hacker and David Kitt are among those joining the bill.

Music | News 81% | 28 Aug 2008
FRIDAY'S FINAL FINAL FINAL ELECTRIC PICNIC WINNER The Hot Press Newsdesk
We have a winner – the final pair of Electric Picnic tickets are officially gone!

Music | News 81% | 16 Jul 2009
Electric Picnic announces comedy line-up. The Hot Press Newsdesk
Sean Hughes tops the Stradbally Laughs bill.

Music | News 80% | 20 Apr 2013
Electric Picnic is definitely on; ticket details released! The Hot Press Newsdesk
After much “will it/won’t it?” speculation, this year’s Electric Picnic is definitely going ahead with a line-up announcement on Thursday April 25. Needless to say, hotpress.com will be all over it like a rash!

Music | News 80% | 10 Mar 2011
Arcade Fire & Pulp to headline the Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
The full line-up has just been revealed and we reckon it's pretty knock-out!

Music | News 80% | 26 May 2010
Foals, UNKLE and Cathy Davey among Electric Picnic additions The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Stradbally Hall line-up just gets better and better!

Music | News 80% | 30 Jul 2009
More Electric Picnic acts announced The Hot Press Newsdesk
They include a back in business Lamb.

Music | News 80% | 28 Aug 2008
Electric Picnic official stage times announced The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Electric Picnic organisers have released full stage times for this weekend's Stradbally soiree.

Music | News 80% | 15 Apr 2009
Electric Picnic bill unveiled The Hot Press Newsdesk
Orbital, Flaming Lips, Basement Jaxx, Madness & MGMT are among the headliners.

Music | News 79% |  1 Sep 2006
Send us your Electric Picnic photos! The Hot Press Newsdesk
Going to the Electric Picnic this weekend? Send us your photos!

Music | News 79% | 28 Aug 2006
Electric Picnic Festival to be televised The Hot Press Newsdesk
If you missed out on a ticket to this weekend's Electric Picnic, you can still catch the action on RTE Two.

Music | News 78% | 18 Aug 2009
Poptopia! line-up at the Electric Picnic announced The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dark Room Notes, Neosupervital & Miss Panti are among those doing it for the kitsch!

Music | News 78% | 29 Jul 2010
Electric Picnic announces Mindfield line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
Ryan Tubridy, Mike Scott, Irvine Welsh & Howard Marks are among the attractions.

Music | News 78% |  5 Sep 2011
Electric Picnic 2011: In Pictures The Hot Press Newsdesk
Here is all the action from the Electric Picnic 2011!

Music | News 77% | 22 Jun 2006
Electric Picnic documentary to be aired The Hot Press Newsdesk
If you missed the Electric Picnic Festival in Co. Laois last September - or if you're just aching to relive the experience - here's your chance.

Music | News 77% |  9 Jun 2008
Bodytonic release their Electric Picnic line up The Hot Press Newsdesk
Fish Go Deep, Modeselektor and Redshape among the Bodytonic line up for Electric Picnic.

Music | News 77% | 30 Aug 2013
Giorgio Moroder cancels Electric Picnic due to illness – but there's cake! The Hot Press Newsdesk
The sad Electric Picnic news is that Friday night Electric Arena headliner Giorgio Moroder has been forced to cancel his maiden voyage to Stradbally.

Hot Features | Reports 77% | 16 Sep 2008
Electric Picnic In Your Head Adrienne Murphy
There's more to the Electric Picnic than great music as Adrienne Murphy discovered when she checked out some of the festival's off-the-beaten path attractions

Music | News 76% | 20 Apr 2005
Electric Picnic 2005 Line-up Revealed The Hot Press Newsdesk
Fatboy Slim, Flaming Lips, Damien Dempsey, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Mercury Rev and Public Enemy are some of the heavyweight attractions at the Electric Picnic, which this year is a two-day event taking place on the Stradbally Estate, County Laois on September 3 and 4.

Music | News 74% |  2 Sep 2005
Electric Picnic 06 news: main page The Hot Press Newsdesk
Check out all the latest goings-on from the festival, taking place on 1, 2 and 3 September 2006.

Music | News 74% | 22 Mar 2006
Damien Rice curates own night at Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
In what is one of the most sensational developments of the summer festival season, Damien Rice has been added to the line-up for Electric Picnic. However, Hot Press can reveal that, in addition to performing, the Kildare troubadour has committed to an even more ambitious role in the event.

Music | News 74% | 26 Mar 2008
Electric Picnic Line-Up Announced! The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Sex Pistols are back! In what has the look of a major coup for the event, punk’s great trailblazers are among this year’s headliners at Electric Picnic 2008, which takes place in Stradbally over the final weekend in August.

Music | News 74% |  2 Feb 2012
Electric Picnic wins big at festival awards The Hot Press Newsdesk
Eight gongs for the Stradbally spectacular...

Music | News 70% |  2 Mar 2012
The Killers lead Electric Picnic additions The Hot Press Newsdesk
New acts announced already...

Music | News 69% |  2 Sep 2005
Electric Picnic news: main page The Hot Press Newsdesk
Check out all the latest goings-on from the festival, taking place on 3 and 4 September 2005.

Music | Interview 69% | 22 Aug 2013
Kodaline set to play Electric Picnic Craig Fitzpatrick
They’ve conquered Ireland and much of Europe in the past year. Now KODALINE are getting ready for what is sure to be an emotional return to Electric Picnic...

Music | News 68% |  2 May 2008
Electric Picnic introduces eco-friendly camping The Hot Press Newsdesk
If you haven't exactly earned your Boy Scouts camping badge yet, why not consider Electric Picnic's luxury alternative?

Music | News 67% | 27 Aug 2008
Win tickets to Electric Picnic! The Hot Press Newsdesk
Hotpress.com are giving away two pairs of tickets to this year's sold-out Electric Picnic.

Broadcast | Video 67% | 31 Aug 2012
WATCH: Hot Press @ Electric Picnic 2012 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Roving reporters Craig Fitzpatrick and Celina Murphy reveal their festival picks for this year's Stradbally extravaganza...

Music | News 67% | 12 Aug 2011
ERP Electric Picnic Art Competition shortlist revealed The Hot Press Newsdesk
Shortlisted finalists announced for ERP Electric Picnic Art Competition.

Music | News 67% | 16 Mar 2009
Electric Picnic signs new partnership deal + tickets on sale in April The Hot Press Newsdesk
UK giants Festival Republic are coming on board

Broadcast | Video 66% |  6 Sep 2013
WATCH: The Strypes interview @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Olaf Tyaransen got up close and personal with the Cavan teens in the Hot Press Chatroom.

Music | Interview 65% | 22 Aug 2005
Electric Picnic Preview: O'Rourke This Way  
It may be called the Electric Picnic, but Declan O’Rourke’s acoustic sounds are bound to be a highlight – both for the crowd and for him.

Music | News 65% | 25 Apr 2013
My Bloody Valentine and more added to Electric Picnic line-up! The Hot Press Newsdesk
My Bloody Valentine, Wu-Tang Clan, Black Uhuru and The Knife are the first group of acts to be added to Stradbally's already strong line-up

Music | News 65% | 23 Jun 2009
Electric Picnic MindField details announced The Hot Press Newsdesk
There's some very good news for Jon Snow fans!

Music | News 65% | 22 Aug 2014
Get your Electric Picnic CD with new Hot Press The Hot Press Newsdesk
Pick up the latest issue in Eason and get an exclusive Electric Picnic compilation.

Music | News 65% |  2 Dec 2009
Early bird tickets go on sale The Hot Press Newsdesk
Electric Picnic 2010 tickets go on sale this week

Music | Interview 65% | 22 Aug 2005
Electric Picnic preview: Fatboy keeps swinging  
Having taken Glastonbury by storm, Norman Cook is promising to give Electric Picnic-ers the night of their lives.

Music | Interview 65% | 22 Aug 2005
Electric Picnic Preview: Top Seed  
Mick Harvey always had a reputation as the backbone of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds, whose headlining slot at the Electric Picnic coincides with the release of the multi-instrumentalist’s new album One Man’s Treasure (Mute)

Music | News 65% |  8 Aug 2012
First acts for Electric Picnic Chatroom The Hot Press Newsdesk
Gavin Friday, Wallis Bird, Karl Spain and Delorentos are just some of the names stopping by for a Stradbally chinwag.

Music | News 65% | 31 Aug 2013
Gallery: Electric Picnic Day 1 in pics The Hot Press Newsdesk
Our photographers were busy catching all the action in Stradbally on Day 1...

Hot Features | Interview 65% |  2 Sep 2010
A Different Groove Gavin Paisley
He’s one of the world’s most famous DJs. now Laurent Garnier is demonstrating his talents as a tune-smith, too. He tells us what we can look forward to at Electric PIcnic.

Music | Interview 64% | 22 Aug 2005
Electric Picnic 2005 preview  
We hope you're feeling hungry because on September 3 and 4 over 50 of the hottest live acts and DJs around are descending on Stradbally Estate in Laois for the Electric Picnic.

Music | Interview 64% | 24 Aug 2006
Electric Picnic 2006 preview  
We hope you're feeling hungry because on September 1, 2 and 3, over 50 of the hottest live acts and DJs around are descending on Stradbally Estate in Laois for the Electric Picnic.

Music | News 64% | 12 Aug 2014
Bonnie Tyler joins the Electric Picnic line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
We Hadn’t Seen This Coming Dept. Electric Ireland has announced the surprise addition to the Electric Picnic line-up of Bonnie Tyler, the Welsh power balladeer who scored massive worldwide hits with the likes of ‘Lost In France’, ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’, ‘Faster Than The Speed Of Night’ and ‘Holding Out For A Hero’ and was last sighted representing the UK at the Eurovision.

Music | News 64% | 23 Jan 2014
Electric Picnic asks the public to design new caravans for Trailer Park The Hot Press Newsdesk
Electric Picnic is on the lookout for "artists, designers, dreamers and makers" to be part of its creative team in 2014. They are inviting you to design an "art caravan", to be a part of Trailer Park.

Music | News 64% | 22 Jul 2013
Electric Picnic Lineup Additions The Hot Press Newsdesk
Kodaline, Giorgio Moroder & Two Door Cinema Club added to Stradbally lineup. The Electric Picnic have just made their August 30 – September 1 line-up even tastier!

Music | News 64% | 15 Jul 2008
Grace Jones added to Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Grace Jones joins Joan As Policewoman and Dan Deacon on the list of new additions to next month's Electric Picnic line-up.

  64% | 15 Aug 2013
Fatboy Slim set to "reclaim the rave" at Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Fatboy Slim has told Hot Press he’s looking forward to a good old-fashioned rave at the Stradbally spectacular.

Music | News 64% |  3 Sep 2011
Le Galaxie @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Hot Press catches up with the synth obsessives on day two of the Stradbally festival.

Music | News 64% | 30 Aug 2007
Electric Picnic Competition Winner The Hot Press Newsdesk
5 pm: The Winner of the Electric Picnic Tickets is:

Hot Features | Interview 64% |  1 Sep 2004
ELECTRIC PICNIC: A visit from the bishop Paul Nolan
Paul Nolan puts the questions to Des Bishop ahead of his trip to Stradbally

Music | News 63% | 23 Aug 2012
Win Electric Picnic tickets with Heineken! The Hot Press Newsdesk
We're giving away a pair of tics to the Laois extravaganza...

Music | News 63% | 31 Aug 2013
Electric Picnic issue ecstasy warning The Hot Press Newsdesk
Picnic organisers warn festival-goers of dodgy ecstasy pills...

Music | News 63% | 18 Jun 2007
Nouvelle Vague added to Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
French new-wave collective Nouvelle Vague are among the latest acts to be added to this year's Electric Picnic line-up.

Music | News 63% | 24 Aug 2006
Gnarls Barkley pull out of Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
The act that were seen as the coup of the Electric Picnic have been forced to pull out.

Music | Interview 63% | 22 Aug 2005
Electric Picnic preview: Hunting high and Arklow  
The pressure’s on for Roisin Murphy. She’s no longer shielded from public scrutiny as a member of Moloko and Electric Picnic is her first outing as a solo star in her native Ireland.

Music | News 63% |  4 Aug 2009
Recycling tent for Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
There'll be furniture made from old electrical goods, as well as phone-charging facilities for festival-goers.

Music | News 63% | 16 Jun 2006
More acts added to Electric Picnic line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
The boutique festival just gets bigger and better, with some top Irish and international acts being added to the bill.

Music | News 63% |  7 Sep 2012
Watch! Heineken Out and About at Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
If you're still feeling those post EP blues, this heart warming video of Picnic highlights is sure to cheer you up.

Music | News 62% | 31 Aug 2012
Kormac's Big Band @ Electric Picnic 2012 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Check out some sumptuous live shots of KBB in action...

Music | News 62% | 10 Jun 2008
Santogold, Crystal Castles and more added to Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Santogold and Crystal Castles are among the acts just added to the bill for this year's Electric Picnic.

Broadcast | Video 62% | 10 Sep 2013
WATCH: Jagwar Ma interview @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Sydney superstars sit down with our own Stuart Clark...

Music | Interview 62% | 22 Aug 2005
Electric Picnic preview: The essential picnic  
All you need to know about getting to Stradbally Hall, and having a blast while you're there!

Music | News 62% | 30 Aug 2011
Mogwai for the Hot Press Chatroom @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Scottish noisemakers aren't the only new additions either...

Music | News 62% | 30 Aug 2013
Electric Picnic pressies to celebrate 10th birthday The Hot Press Newsdesk
Each Picnicker will get their own cake...

Music | News 62% | 23 Aug 2013
Electric Picnic 2013 - All Tickets Now SOLD OUT! The Hot Press Newsdesk
We hope you have your tickets because Electric Picnic 2013 is officially SOLD OUT.

Music | News 62% | 19 Apr 2012
Electric Picnic additions The Hot Press Newsdesk
Patti Smith, Richard Hawley, Crystal Castles, Michael Kiwanuka will all play in Stradbally...

Broadcast | Video 62% |  4 Oct 2013
John Smith @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Devon singer-songwriter and Lisa Hannigan guitarist sat down with us for some chat and tunes...

Music | News 62% | 13 Aug 2012
Be a journalist at Electric Picnic, with drinkaware The Hot Press Newsdesk
The winner of this amazing comp will join Team HP at Stradbally!

Music | Interview 62% | 30 Aug 2004
Arrested Development gear up for the Electric Picnic Paul Nolan
Hip Hop guru, political activist and occasional visitor to Inishturk, Speech tells Paul Nolan why his group are still as relevant in the 21st century as they were during their mid ‘90s heyday.

Music | News 62% |  2 Apr 2007
Electric Picnic line-up revealed! The Hot Press Newsdesk
After plenty of industry speculation, the initial line-up for the Electric Picnic has been announced.

Music | News 62% | 13 Feb 2008
My Bloody Valentine to play Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
The reformed My Bloody Valentine will be playing the Electric Picnic festival this summer.

Broadcast | Video 62% | 12 Sep 2013
Black Uhuru interview @ Electric Picnic 2013 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Catch up with another Picnic highlight...

Broadcast | Video 62% | 11 Oct 2013
BP Fallon interview @ Electric Picnic 2013 The Hot Press Newsdesk
The legendary Beep sat down for a chat on the Hot Press couch...

Music | News 62% |  6 Dec 2010
Electric Picnic tickets now on sale The Hot Press Newsdesk
Early bird tickets can be snapped up from Ticketmaster

Hot Features | Interview 61% |  2 Sep 2010
Left To Their Own Devices Paul Nolan
Looking forward to their long-awaited Electric Picnic headline appearance, Leftfield’s Neil Barnes talks about putting the legendary dance ACT back together.

Music | News 61% | 28 Jun 2007
Electric Picnic hosts Nokia Trend Lab bands The Hot Press Newsdesk
The latest addition to the Electric Picnic line-up is the Nokia Trend Lab stage, featuring Simple Kid, Nouvelle Vague and 65 Days Of Static, among others.

Music | News 61% | 23 May 2008
Ham Sandwich to play Glastonbury and Electric Picnic. The Hot Press Newsdesk
Ham Sandwich are set to conquer the festival world this summer with spots at Glastonbury and Electric Picnic

Music | News 61% | 25 Jul 2012
Electric Picnic announces Little Big Tent Additions The Hot Press Newsdesk
Including dj set from former LCD Soundsystem front man James Murphy…

Music | News 61% | 24 Mar 2010
Electric Picnic line-up announced The Hot Press Newsdesk
Line-up includes Roxy Music, The Frames, PIL, Massive Attack, LCD Soundsystem, Leftfield, The National, Modest Mouse, Mumford & Sons...

Music | News 61% | 12 May 2008
Carbon/Silicon to play Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Carbon/Silicon frontman Mick Jones has revealed that the band will play this year's Electric Picnic on August 29.

Broadcast | Video 61% | 15 Oct 2013
The Hot Sprockets @ Electric Picnic 2013 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Old school Dublin rock 'n' rollers took to the Hot Press couch...

Music | News 61% | 17 Nov 2011
Bacardi wins branding award for Electric Picnic set-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
The rum company was recognised at the UK Festival Awards for their Bacardi 'Get Together Arena'.

Music | News 61% | 25 Apr 2012
In Tua Nua for Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
A glorious return on the cards...

Music | News 61% | 28 Aug 2008
UPDATED: Electric Picnic competition winner The Hot Press Newsdesk
We have a winner – the first pair of Electric Picnic tickets are officially gone!

Music Review | Live 61% |  8 Sep 2011
Electric Picnic- Interpol Review Celina Murphy
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Broadcast | Video 61% | 27 Sep 2013
Hurts @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
One half of the popular UK synth outfit joined us for a chat...

Music | News 61% | 16 Aug 2013
Franz Ferdinand gear up for Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Alex Kapranos has been talking to Hot Press ahead of Franz Ferdinand’s visit to Electric Picnic where he’s hoping to catch Giorgio Moroder.

Music | News 61% | 22 Oct 2008
Electric Picnic 2008 receives Greener Festival International Award The Hot Press Newsdesk
Electric Picnic has become the only Irish festival to win a Greener Festival International Award for 2008

Music | News 61% | 25 Apr 2005
Kraftwerk announced for the Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
With a new live album due for release in , Kraftwerk will make an appearance at this year's Electric Picnic festival

Music | Interview 61% |  2 Sep 2011
The gross with THE MOST Celina Murphy
If you’ve heard anything by London/New Jersey/Hiroshima rockers Yuck, you’ll know that they’re ‘90s alt. rock revivalists who wear their influences on their sleeves. Celina Murphy catches up with guitarist Max Bloom to talk touring, recording and why they’re determined to kill it at this year’s Electric Picnic.

Music | News 61% | 23 Aug 2007
Hot Press Chatroom at Electric Picnic: The lineup The Hot Press Newsdesk
The first confirmed acts for the Hot Press Chatroom at this year's Electric Picnic have been revealed.

Broadcast | Video 61% |  1 Sep 2012
WATCH: Kid Karate @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Propulsive two-piece chat to Hot Press...

Music | News 61% | 29 Aug 2007
More additions to Hot Press Chatroom at Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
The lineup for Hot Press' Chatroom at Electric Picnic is to be expanded with the addition of four more big-name acts.

Broadcast | Video 60% | 21 Oct 2007
Damien Dempsey @ The Hot Press Chat Room - Electric Picnic 2007 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Damien Dempsey live @ The Hot Press Chat Room - Electric Picnic 2007

Music | News 60% | 18 Mar 2014
Electric Picnic line-up announced tomorrow + ticket details The Hot Press Newsdesk
Early Bird tickets for the Electric Picnic will go on sale at 7pm on Wednesday March 19. The bill itself will be announced at noon tomorrow so keep your eyes peeled on hotpress.com.

Music | News 60% | 16 Aug 2013
New Hot Press Issue - Electric Picnic special! The Hot Press Newsdesk
With Electric Picnic just around the corner, we give you the lowdown on the big acts playing at the Stradbally festival and talk to Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos and superstar DJ Fatboy Slim...

Broadcast | Video 60% |  2 Oct 2013
Gavin James @ Electric Picnic 2013 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dublin singer/songwriter dropped by the Hot Press chatroom for tunes and chat...

Music | News 60% | 12 Jul 2004
Festival light The Hot Press Newsdesk
Announcing a new festival for the faint-hearted but funky-ass masses: Groove Armada, Super Furry Animals, Jurassic 5, Grandmaster Flash, Arrested Development, Lee Scratch Perry, Solwax + more!

Music | News 60% | 22 Mar 2008
Electric Picnic tickets go on sale next Friday The Hot Press Newsdesk
Tickets for this years Electric Picnic go on sale this Friday, with confirmed appearances from My Bloody Valentine, Faust and Tindersticks.

Broadcast | Video 60% | 19 Sep 2013
Noah and the Whale interview @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Another EP 2013 chinwag...

Music | News 60% | 19 Nov 2012
WATCH: Ed Sheeran at Electric Picnic 2012 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Here's the new video for 'Give Me Love'.

Music | News 60% | 21 Aug 2012
Electric Picnic Forest Stage line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
The magical Forest Stage of Electric Picnic

Music | News 60% | 26 Apr 2007
Electric Picnic sells out The Hot Press Newsdesk
Hot Press has learned that Electric Picnic 2007 is a complete sell-out.

Music | News 60% | 26 Aug 2013
Arts Council Literary Tent @ Electric Picnic: Details The Hot Press Newsdesk
Check out the full breakdown of events over the three days...

Music | News 59% | 19 Aug 2013
Moroder for Hot Press Chatroom @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Also, Kodaline.

Broadcast | Gallery 59% | 27 Aug 2014
Electric Picnic 2004  
Electric Picnic 2004

Broadcast | Gallery 59% |  3 May 2013
Electric Picnic Launch Party  
Electric Picnic Launch Party at Fitzwilliam Square

Broadcast | Gallery 59% |  7 Sep 2009
Friday Live at Electric Picnic 2009  
The best bits from from day one of the Electric Picnic 2009

Broadcast | Gallery 59% |  7 Sep 2009
Saturday Live At Electric Picnic 2009  
A collection of the choice shots from day two of Electric Picnic 2009

Music | News 59% | 15 Apr 2009
Electric Picnic bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
We'll have full details for you at 6pm!

Music | News 59% | 31 Aug 2011
Olaf Tyaransen for Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Hot Press' Olaf Tyaransen will be performing and interviewing live at Electric Picnic in Stradbally this weekend.

Music | News 59% |  1 Mar 2012
The Cure to headline Electric Picnic 2012 The Hot Press Newsdesk
We're already looking forward to the end of the summer!

Music | News 59% | 16 Apr 2010
Electric Picnic ticket deposit scheme + Florence meet & greet auction The Hot Press Newsdesk
Yup, creative marketing is alive and well!

Music | Interview 59% | 24 Aug 2006
Getting there Daniel Finn
And other useful Electric Picnic facts.

Music | News 59% | 22 Jan 2008
Electric Picnic tops Irish Festival Awards The Hot Press Newsdesk
The results of the first ever Irish Festival Awards are in, and Electric Picnic was among the winners, scooping the top prize for Best Large Festival.

Music | News 59% | 24 Mar 2014
The Hot Press Vault: In Their Thousands @ EP 2013 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Next part of the HP Vault series from Electric Picnic 2013.

Music | Interview 59% |  2 Sep 2011
FOR FAWKES’ SAKE! Celina Murphy
Paul Staines’ poisonous pen has made him one of the most influential men in Britain, but don’t worry if you don’t recognise the name. Known by his alias Guido Fawkes, Staines is currently preparing for an appearance at this year’s Electric Picnic. Celina Murphy speaks to the man behind the UK’s most sensational political blog.

Music | News 59% | 31 Aug 2009
Bacardi B-Live announces line-up for Electric Picnic 09 The Hot Press Newsdesk
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Music | News 58% | 30 Aug 2013
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Music | News 58% |  2 Sep 2006
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Music | News 58% | 12 Aug 2013
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Music | News 58% | 11 Jul 2005
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Music | News 58% | 27 Aug 2013
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Music | News 58% |  5 Aug 2010
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Music Review | Live 58% |  8 Sep 2011
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Music | Interview 57% | 29 Aug 2011
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Music | News 57% |  4 Aug 2010
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Music Review | Live 57% | 10 Sep 2012
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Music | News 57% | 19 Jul 2010
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Music | News 57% |  1 Sep 2010
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Music | News 56% |  2 Sep 2013
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Broadcast | Video 55% | 26 Oct 2007
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Music | News 55% | 28 Apr 2006
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Music | News 55% | 31 Mar 2006
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Music | News 55% | 23 Mar 2006
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Music | News 55% |  5 Sep 2005
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Music | News 55% |  4 Sep 2005
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Music | News 55% |  3 Sep 2005
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Music | News 55% | 15 Mar 2006
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Music | News 55% | 22 Sep 2009
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Hot Features | Reports 55% | 30 Aug 2011
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Hot Features | Reports 54% |  2 Sep 2010
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Music | News 53% | 28 Aug 2009
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Music | News 52% | 20 Aug 2014
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Music | News 52% |  2 Sep 2010
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Music | Interview 52% | 22 Aug 2005
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Music | News 51% | 24 Apr 2013
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Music Review | Live 51% |  7 Sep 2006
   
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Music | News 51% | 22 Aug 2014
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Music | News 51% |  8 Dec 2006
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Music | News 50% | 25 Aug 2014
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Music | News 49% |  8 Aug 2012
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Music | News 49% | 30 Aug 2012
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Music | News 49% | 27 Aug 2014
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Music | Interview 48% | 22 Aug 2005
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Music | News 48% |  7 Jul 2014
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The lineup for the stage will consist of international headliners and popular homegrown talent.

Music | Interview 48% | 22 Aug 2005
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Music | News 48% | 31 Aug 2009
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We're giving away a pair of tickets every day 'til the Festival!

Music | News 48% | 31 Aug 2007
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RTE's digital radio station 2XM is set to re-broadcast select live performances from Electric Picnic in the week following the event.

Music | News 48% | 28 Aug 2009
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We're giving away a pair of tickets every day 'til the Festival!

Music | News 48% |  2 Aug 2011
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Get those dancing shoes ready.

Music | Interview 47% | 21 Aug 2013
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Music | News 47% | 11 Aug 2008
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Broadcast | Video 47% | 13 Sep 2013
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Music | News 47% | 18 May 2012
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Music | Interview 47% | 23 Aug 2013
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Music | News 47% | 24 Aug 2010
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Cyclists will power the sustainable showers at this year's Electric Picnic - so don't forget to pack your bikini!

Music | News 46% |  2 Sep 2009
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Music | News 46% | 26 Aug 2014
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Ahead of their Main Stage slot in Stradbally, we revisit a recent interview with the Oxford outfit.

Music | News 46% |  2 Sep 2011
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Music | News 46% |  1 Aug 2014
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The Stradbally festival sold out in record time this year.

Music | News 46% | 18 Aug 2011
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Music | News 46% | 25 Aug 2014
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Check out the lay of the Stradbally land for this weekend.

Music | Interview 46% | 31 Aug 2004
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Music | News 46% | 18 Jun 2014
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Music | News 46% | 22 Aug 2011
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Another name for the list!

Music | News 46% | 31 Jul 2014
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Music | News 46% | 31 Jul 2014
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Music | News 46% |  1 Sep 2012
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Hot Press sits down with the excellent act...

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Music | News 45% | 17 Aug 2011
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Check out the first acts announced.

Broadcast | Video 45% |  3 Oct 2013
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LA two-piece hit the Hot Press couch at Stradbally...

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Music | News 45% | 14 Apr 2009
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She's fresh from a cracking Forbidden Fruit set...

Music | News 45% | 26 Aug 2014
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Music | News 45% | 28 Aug 2014
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Quite the character, ahead of her Sunday evening slot at the Picnic we remember when Lily Allen first burst on to the scene.

Music | News 45% |  5 Sep 2011
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An impromptu number right outside the Hot Press Chatroom...

Music | News 45% | 18 Aug 2014
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Final acts added to Stradbally bill

Music | News 45% | 31 Aug 2011
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Music | News 45% |  3 Sep 2011
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Music | Report 45% | 21 Jun 2013
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Whether you’re Body And Soul-ing it or heading for the Sea Sessions, everyone could do with an online festival hub to help you have the best summer possible. As contributors Michelle Doherty and Bernard O’Shea tell us, that’s where Vodafone Centre Stage come in...

Music | Interview 45% | 23 Aug 2013
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Reggae royalty Duckie Simpson spills the beans on the new album by his band Black Uhuru's, their decade spanning career and their upcoming slot at Electric Picnic...

Music | News 45% | 21 Jun 2011
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Warpaint, The Rapture, James Blake and many more!

Music | News 45% |  2 Sep 2011
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Like a fly on the wall...

Music | News 45% | 26 Aug 2010
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Dubliner White Noise brings his outrageous orally orchestral offerings to Stradbally next weekend

Music | Interview 45% | 24 Aug 2006
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New kids on the dance-block Hot Chip are gearing up for an Electric Picnic stormer.

Music | Interview 45% | 18 Oct 2006
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Music | Interview 45% |  2 Sep 2005
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Music | News 44% | 20 Jul 2011
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Bob Geldof, Republic of Loose, Rubberbandits and Underworld have been added to the bill for the festival on September 2 – 4.

Music | Interview 44% |  1 Sep 2011
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Music | Interview 44% | 22 Aug 2013
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Music | News 44% | 25 Aug 2011
Mundy joins the Hot Press Chatroom @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
The man from Birr joins an already stellar line-up

Music | News 44% | 16 Aug 2012
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Stradbally's most chilled stage will host some big names this September...

Music | News 44% | 24 Aug 2011
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Yet another big musical name will be stopping by at Stradbally

Music | News 44% | 28 Aug 2014
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The new app will house timetables, reminders, news and you'll be able to chat with other Picnicers.

Broadcast | Video 44% |  5 Sep 2011
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A packed house for the multi-talented American...

Music | News 44% |  2 Sep 2011
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Music | News 44% | 30 Jul 2010
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The lucky winners of the competition will play at this year's Electric Picnic

Music | News 44% |  5 Sep 2011
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Three great days of music and chat have drawn to a close in Stradbally

Music | News 44% | 21 Mar 2014
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The battle for control of Electric Picnic continued in the High Court this week.

Music | Interview 44% | 16 Aug 2007
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Music | News 44% | 22 Aug 2014
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Music | News 44% |  5 Sep 2011
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Music | News 44% | 18 Apr 2007
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Welsh wonders Manic Street Preachers have announced they're to play the Electric Picnic this summer.

Broadcast | Video 44% |  7 Nov 2013
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Music | News 44% | 20 Apr 2011
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Music | Report 44% | 13 Apr 2011
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Music | Interview 43% | 28 Aug 2012
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Music | News 43% | 31 Aug 2009
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He's going to be treating us to a few tunes as well!

Music | News 43% | 29 Jan 2008
Irish Dance Music Award winners announced The Hot Press Newsdesk
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Broadcast | Video 43% |  6 Oct 2006
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Yup, E's dropping into us on Friday night!

Music | News 43% | 21 Aug 2014
Electric Picnic Archives: Outkast interview The Hot Press Newsdesk
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Politics | Frontlines 43% |  3 Sep 2009
For Ryan Out Loud Anne Sexton
There’s more to Electric Picnic than rock and roll. One of the non-musical highlights this year will be a political gabfest, hosted by none other than RTÉ presenter of the moment Ryan Tubridy...

Music | News 43% | 24 May 2010
These New Puritans for the Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
There's yet another good reason to head to Stradbally!

Broadcast | Video 43% | 18 Oct 2006
Video interview: Duke Special @ the Hot Press chat room, 2006  
Ireland's most innovative troubadour Duke Special is in the hot (press) seat.

Music | News 43% | 10 Mar 2011
Electric Picnic booker tells Hot Press how they got Arcade Fire The Hot Press Newsdesk
Declan Forde on this year's festival, and securing one of the most celebrated bands in the world

Music | News 43% | 30 Jul 2014
Body & Soul plans for Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
The installation returns to Stradbally for another year

Music | News 43% |  1 Sep 2010
LCD Soundsystem to grace the Hot Press Chatroom @ Electric Picnic! The Hot Press Newsdesk
Mr. Murphy will be dropping into us on Saturday.

Music | News 43% | 13 Aug 2009
The XX confirmed for Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
We have an interview with the indie hotshots in our next issue.

Music | News 43% | 31 Aug 2011
Hot Press Chatroom @ Electric Picnic: The times The Hot Press Newsdesk
The full rundown on who is talking and when, right down to the minute.

Music | News 43% |  6 May 2010
Bad Lieutenant added to Electric Picnic line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
Bernard Sumner & Co. will be plugging their debut album.

Music | News 43% | 28 Feb 2007
Electric Picnic accomodation details disclosed The Hot Press Newsdesk
There’s good news for people who don’t do flysheets and guy-lines with the Electric Picnic unveiling a range of luxury camping options.

Music | News 43% |  1 Sep 2009
Poptopia at Electric Picnic adds Welsh and Cosby The Hot Press Newsdesk
Trainspotting author as well as Stradbally owner to appear.

Music | News 43% | 16 Aug 2011
Body & Soul at Electric Picnic line-up revealed The Hot Press Newsdesk
Check out the full breakdown.

Music | News 43% | 26 Aug 2013
Electric Picnic 2013: Main Stage Times Revealed The Hot Press Newsdesk
Start making those all-important plans...

Music | Interview 43% | 28 Aug 2014
Motors of Invention - Walking On Cars Interview Colm O'Regan
They're Ireland's hottest new act and about to pop their Electric Picnic cherry. Walking On Cars talk hype, record company pressure and why it's okay to be anthemic.

Music | Interview 43% |  3 Sep 2007
Boys Keep Swinging Karl O’Keeffe
Ahead of their Electric Picnic shows, The Beastie Boys talk about Politics, the influence of punk on their sound and explain why Ireland is one of their favourite places to play

Music | Interview 43% | 24 Apr 2009
Mr Loney Edwin McFee
Ahead of his gig in Dublin, Swedish synth-merchant Emil Svanangen, aka Loney, dear tells all about tasty romances and musical mating.

Music | Interview 43% |  2 Sep 2010
Ghost Stories Stuart Clark
“Haunting”, “spectral” and “ethereal” were all placed on the Prohibited Journalistic Words List in 1991 after being attached to the point of parody to every shoegaze outfit that floppy-fringed their way into the lower reaches of the indie chart.

Music | News 43% | 19 Mar 2014
Outkast and Beck among Electric Picnic headliners The Hot Press Newsdesk
The first batch of acts have been revealed for the Electric Picnic, which returns in all its boutique festival finery to Stradbally from August 29 – 31.

Music | News 43% | 28 Aug 2014
Electric Picnic reveal Rankin's Wood schedule The Hot Press Newsdesk
Line-up includes Le Galaxie, The Minutes and Kelis

Music | News 43% | 28 Aug 2013
Electric Picnic: Hot Press Chatroom - Line-Up & Times The Hot Press Newsdesk
Come join us for what promises to be a fantastic weekend of live music and interviews from some of Picnic's finest acts...

Music | News 42% | 28 Aug 2014
UPDATE: BLONDIE added to the Hotpress Chatroom lineup for Electric Picnic! The Hot Press Newsdesk
Debbie, Chris and Clem of Blondie have been added to the timetable for our visitors over the weekend...

Music | News 42% | 13 Aug 2008
Elbow add second Ambassador date due to demand The Hot Press Newsdesk
"Due to phenomenal demand," Elbow have added to their Electric Picnic, Dublin and Belfast dates with a second Ambassador show.

Broadcast | Gallery 42% |  6 Sep 2010
SATURDAY LIVE @ ELECTRIC PICNIC 2010  
The second day of the festival brings highlights from Imelda May, LCD Soundsystem and The Frames among others

Broadcast | Gallery 42% | 14 Sep 2009
Out And About at Electric Picnic 09  
We get up close and personal with the crowd in Stradbally

Broadcast | Gallery 42% | 14 Sep 2009
Out And About 2 at Electric Picnic 09  
More images from around the festival

Broadcast | Gallery 42% | 27 May 2008
Electric Picnic 2006 - bands on Friday  
 

Broadcast | Gallery 42% | 27 May 2008
Electric Picnic 2006 - bands on Saturday  
 

Broadcast | Gallery 42% | 27 May 2008
Electric Picnic 2006 - bands on Sunday  
 

Broadcast | Gallery 42% | 27 May 2008
Electric Picnic 2006 - crowd shots  
 

Broadcast | Gallery 42% | 27 May 2008
Electric Picnic 2006 - Hot Press Chat Room shots  
Pics: Graham Keogh, Andrew Duffy, Naomi McArdle

Broadcast | Gallery 42% | 27 May 2008
Electric Picnic 2006: Pics by you!  
Send your pictures to yourelectricpicnicphotos@hotpress.ie

Music | News 42% |  2 Nov 2007
Electric Picnic '08: Early bird tickets go on sale The Hot Press Newsdesk
A limited release of early bird tickets will be available from next week.

Music | Interview 42% | 26 Apr 2011
Be Here Now Ed Power
She’s been labeled the Queen of Dubstep, but Katy B is just an old-fashioned pop singer at heart. The Brit school, her Irish roots and nicking tents at the Electric Picnic are all on the agenda as she meets Ed Power

Music | News 42% | 29 Jul 2008
Gemma Hayes adds Wexford dates The Hot Press Newsdesk
Gemma Hayes adds two post Electric Picnic dates in Ireland before jetting off on her UK tour.

Music | News 42% | 27 Aug 2014
Electric Picnic Photo Galleries 2004-2013 The Hot Press Newsdesk
 

Music | News 42% | 11 Jun 2007
LCD Soundsystem play Belfast date The Hot Press Newsdesk
New York dance act LCD Soundsystem play Electric Picnic in August, and now they're adding a trip up North for a Belfast date.

Music | News 42% | 27 Mar 2014
The Hot Press Vault: Nathan Connolly @ EP 2013 The Hot Press Newsdesk
More festival chats from the Hot Press crew.

Music | News 42% | 21 Apr 2009
UPDATED: Imelda May releases new single The Hot Press Newsdesk
If you're not a fan already, prepare to be converted with 'Big Bad Handsome Man', from the Dublin singer's Love Tatoo release.

Music | News 42% | 11 Oct 2007
The Magic Numbers to play Dublin The Hot Press Newsdesk
They clearly loved us at Electric Picnic, cause The Magic Numbers are back already, with a December date pencilled in at The Button Factory.

Music | News 42% | 25 Mar 2014
The Hot Press Vault: Hudson Taylor @ EP 2013 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Day two of our raiding exploits.

Music | Interview 42% | 24 Aug 2006
Hart of gold Colin Carberry
Devendra Banhart tells Colin Carberry that wearing a turban and having a beard can get you into all sorts of trouble these days. Lucky for us, he's still looking forward to the Electric Picnic.

Hot Features | Interview 42% | 30 Aug 2011
For Fawkes' sake Celina Murphy
Paul Staines’ poisonous pen has made him one of the most influential men in Britain, but don’t worry if you don’t recognise the name. Known by his alias Guido Fawkes, Staines is currently preparing for an appearance at this year’s Electric Picnic. Celina Murphy speaks to the man behind the UK’s most sensational political blog.

Music | News 42% | 29 May 2009
The Big Pink play the Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
And we're claiming them under the grandparent rule!

Music | Interview 42% |  2 Sep 2011
JOAN THOUGHTS from abroad Craig Fitzpatrick
Ahead of her Electric Picnic slot Hot Press catches up with Joan Wasser ­­ — aka Joan As Police Woman. On the agenda? Musical adventures in Ethiopia, James Joyce’s love letters, falling for werewolves and news of a still-under-wraps collaboration. words Craig Fitzpatrick

Broadcast | Video 42% | 30 Aug 2013
Watch: Electric Picnic bound The Establishment The Hot Press Newsdesk
Since their recent stadium tour Nottingham based band The Establishment have been growing strength to strength and with a new manager by their side to boot expect big things to come.

Music | Interview 42% | 27 Aug 2007
Sonic Adventures Paul Nolan
Ahead of Electric Picnic, seminal band Sonic Youth chat to Hot Press.

Broadcast | Video 42% |  6 Oct 2006
Video interview: Bloc Party @ the Hot Press chat room, 2006  
Kele Okereke, Gordon Moakes, Russell Lissack and Matt Tong, collectively known as Bloc Party, descend from their heavenly planes to the Electric Picnic.

Music | News 42% | 28 Aug 2007
Two Gallants announce Irish tour The Hot Press Newsdesk
Steady rollin' duo Two Gallants are to play a trio of Irish shows this November.

Music | News 42% | 10 May 2005
The Human League add Killarney date The Hot Press Newsdesk
Already announced for the Electric Picnic festival, The Human League will play a headline date in Co. Kerry

Music | News 42% |  2 Sep 2004
Electric Picnic: the who, when, where and wha! The Hot Press Newsdesk
hotpress.com presents the comprehensive practrical guide to the most anticipated picnic of the year...

Music | News 42% | 28 Aug 2009
Friday afternoon Picnic video feast! The Hot Press Newsdesk
Here's something to keep you occupied until knocking off time!

Music | News 42% | 20 Aug 2014
CASA BACARDI Electric Picnic stage times announced The Hot Press Newsdesk
In its tenth year at the highly anticipated Stradbally favourite, CASA BACARDÍ has unveiled the stage times for its line up of top international and homegrown DJs.

Music | Interview 42% | 18 Sep 2013
Perfect Picnic Roisin Dwyer
For fans of Irish music this year’s Electric Picnic offered many reasons to be cheerful

Music | Interview 42% | 14 Oct 2011
Here Comes The Strum Ed Power
Cult favourites for years, Beirut look set to truly hit the big time in 2011 (they’ve just graced the Hot Press Electric Picnic chat room, for lawd’s sake!). But the road to indie-stardom was far from straightforward for singer Zach Condon, as he explains in a revealing interview.

Music Review | Single 42% | 14 Nov 2006
Love & Confusion Phil Udell
Another good year for Mr Enright, who must be feeling that things can only get better and better. ‘Love & Confusion’ is a suitably energetic live track, displaying a Springsteen-style ruggedness and exuding confidence. Comes with a new live track recorded at the Electric Picnic but, since it’s only a cover lasting 90 seconds, it’s not exactly a unique selling point.

Music | Interview 42% | 20 Aug 2013
Hot Press meets Deap Vally Edwin McFee
Ahead of their slot at Electric Picnic Deap Vally dish the dirt on touring with Queens Of The Stone Age and tell us that performing in a prison in Cork is more fun than it sounds...

Music Review | Live 42% |  8 Sep 2011
Electric Picnic: Sunday, September 4 Ed Power
day3.ep.sept/04/2011.

Music | News 42% | 25 Mar 2014
The Hot Press Vault: Propeller Palms @EP 2013 The Hot Press Newsdesk
We find more gems.

Music | News 42% |  2 Sep 2009
Alabama 3 & Tommy Tiernan added to Chatroom line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
We're going to be seeing them and you at the Picnic!

Music | News 42% | 19 Jun 2008
Conor Oberst announces Belfast gig The Hot Press Newsdesk
Conor Oberst will be warming up for his Electric Picnic appearance in August with a show the previous night in the Spring & Airbrake, Belfast.

Music Review | Single 42% | 11 Apr 2006
What We Talk About (When We Talk About Love) Steve Cummins
God it’s good to have them back. The second single from Deus’ comeback Pocket Revolution doesn’t disappoint. An eclectic stomper of a track, ‘What We Talk About (When We Talk About Love)’ is classic Deus – all interesting arrangements and eccentric pop undertones driven by a stomping melody from Tom Barman, which erupts into new territory at each chorus juncture. Roll on their Electric Picnic appearance.

Music | Interview 42% |  8 Dec 2010
Left To Their Own Devices Paul Nolan
Fresh from a triumphant Electric Picnic performance,’90s dance legends LEFTFIELD are getting straight back into action with a short run of Irish dates. Mainman Neil Barnes talks about the joys of blowing the ears off punters with his vintage beats.

Music | News 42% |  2 Mar 2010
Gil Scott-Heron confirms himself for the Electric Picnic! The Hot Press Newsdesk
The legendary American is appearing on the Saturday.

Music Review | Live 42% | 10 Sep 2012
Elbow at Electric Picnic Stuart Clark
Making the world seem a shinier, happier place...!

Music | News 42% | 22 Aug 2013
Bressie for Mindfield at Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Niall Breslin, better known as Bressie, will appear at the Mindfield - Spoken Word arena to discuss his campaign for mental health.

Music Review | Single 42% | 16 Aug 2006
Good Man Patrick Gleeson
An Ireland-only release to coincide with his upcoming Electric Picnic appearance, this EP is a must-have for fans of the Idaho songwriter. It’s essentially Ritter and his acoustic guitar on most of the tracks. Included is a cover of Modest Mouse’s ‘Blame It On The Teutons’. There are also two previously unreleased originals, ‘Harbortown’ and ‘Peter Killed The Dragon’, a gorgeous number that sees Ritter exploring his fascination with religious imagery.

Music | Interview 42% |  5 Sep 2006
Bloc making sense Ed Power
Ahead of their much anticipated Electric Picnic spot, Bloc Party talk about going mad in Westmeath and explain why it’s time for a post-punk concept record.

Music | News 42% |  6 Sep 2011
Out And About at the Picnic: In Pictures The Hot Press Newsdesk
If one of our photographers nabbed you for a photo over the weekend, you might well feature here...

Music | News 42% |  3 Sep 2009
Seasick Steve joins the Chatroom action + full timetable The Hot Press Newsdesk
It's not long to go now!

Music | News 42% | 12 Feb 2008
Ladytron announce Dublin headliner The Hot Press Newsdesk
Liverpool-based electro pop group Ladytron play a full live show in Tripod this May.

Music | Interview 42% |  2 Sep 2010
Getting Jiggy With It Patrick Freyne
They’re the dyed-in-the-heather folk troupe who aren’t all that they seem. Though named after a remote Scottish isle, neo-folkies Stornaway actually hail from the windswept reaches of England’s Home Counties. They talk about catching the trad bug and explain that, though Mumford and Sons and Laura Marling would have you think otherwise, there’s nothing zeitgeisty about English folk at the moment.

Music | News 42% | 29 Aug 2013
LISTEN: New Daithí track The Hot Press Newsdesk
Ahead of his Electric Picnic appearance, Daithí - who will perform on Friday night on the Body & Soul stage and once again the following day in the Little Big Tent - has posted a new track on his Soundcloud page.

Broadcast | Video 42% | 21 Sep 2011
Joan As Police Woman @ The Hot Press Chatroom The Hot Press Newsdesk
An arresting conversation...

Music | Interview 41% |  9 Sep 2009
Between A Rock A Bard Place Valerie Flynn
Damien Dempsey is back in town after a five month stint Down Under. Hot Press catches up with the Dublin balladeer as he kicks off a 50-date Irish tour, taking in Electric Picnic along the way. He talks about the success of his Rocky Road To Dublin covers record, the thrill of bestriding Croke Park – and having Bono and The Edge checking him out in Sallynoggin!

Music | News 41% | 24 Aug 2011
Favourite Sons to release new single The Hot Press Newsdesk
The band will also play at Electric Picnic.

Music | Interview 41% | 27 Aug 2004
Super Furry Animals Stuart Clark
Defecating lemurs, exploding dogs, dirty movies, alien abduction and, of course, the longest feet in pop. it can all only mean that Gruff Rhys & Co. are back.

Music | News 41% | 27 Aug 2014
Electric Picnic Comedy Tent stage times announced The Hot Press Newsdesk
Simon Amstell, Seann Walsh, David O'Doherty and The Rubberbandits are just some of the big names bringing the mirth to Stradbally.

Music Review | Live 41% |  8 Sep 2011
Electric Picnic: saturday, september 3 Stuart Clark
day2.ep.sept/03/2011.

Music | News 41% |  7 Aug 2008
Josh Ritter speaks on songwriting, Mark Twain and Britney Spears The Hot Press Newsdesk
Josh Ritter talks to hotpress.com about the craft of songwriting, his love of Mark Twain, and how society always influences the song – even Britney's 'Toxic'.

Music | News 41% | 27 Aug 2014
We have A WINNER: The Hot Press Treasure Trail No 3: Match The Band The Hot Press Newsdesk
For the last 48 hours there's been a veritable rampage down the Hot Press Treasure Trail as people tried to sleuth their way to a pair of tickets to Electric Picnic.

Politics | Frontlines 41% |  6 Sep 2010
Simon Says Olaf Tyaransen
Simon Napier-Bell is one of the most successful managers in UK pop history. In preparation for his appearance in Mindfield at Electric Picnic, he talks to Olaf Tyaransen.

Music | News 41% |  8 Aug 2013
Body & Soul reveal Electric Picnic line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
Matthew E White, RSAG, Last Days Of 1984 and Overhead, The Albatross will all play the Body & Soul village.

Music | News 41% | 19 Jul 2006
Exclusive: Damien Rice confirms two Dublin shows The Hot Press Newsdesk
Damien Rice is to play two dates in Dublin ahead of his Electric Picnic performance.

Music Review | Live 41% | 10 Sep 2012
Electric Picnic review: Sunday Stuart Clark
With Lianne La Havas, Lee “Scratch” Perry and Cashier No. 9...

Music | Interview 41% | 29 Aug 2005
I Robot: Kraftwerk Interview Stuart Clark
On the eve of Kraftwerk’s headlining appearance at the Electric Picnic, mainman Ralf Hütter talks with rare candour about David Bowie, U2, hip-hop, cycling and why sometimes even man-machines have to smile.

Hot Features | Interview 41% |  2 Sep 2010
The Glam's All Here Peter Murphy
It's been a long, strange trip for glam art-rockers and Picnic headliners Roxy Music. In an exclusive interview ahead of their long-awaited return to Ireland they talk about taking tea with Salvador Dali, being 'shafted' by Jethro Tull and gush about their love for Godspeed You Black Emperor.

Music | Interview 41% |  6 May 2009
Sprocks of Ages Celina Murphy
From the check shirts to the bolo ties to the facial hair, Dublin blues quintet HOT SPROCKETS are a band committed to their genre. Granite-voiced lead singer Wayne Soper lets Celina Murphy in on the secret of getting fans to scale your speakers and writing skanky lyrics about hoochies.

Music | News 41% |  4 Dec 2009
John Reynolds joins the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Compliance Committee The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Electric Picnic mainman is one of four Government appointees

Music | Report 41% |  2 Sep 2011
Picnic Treats: ten acts you have to see The Hot Press Newsdesk
 

Music | News 41% | 31 Aug 2013
Electric Picnic: Day 1 Review Stuart Clark
Our man Stuart Clark gives us the low-down on Day 1 at Stradbally..

Music | News 41% | 30 Sep 2010
Leftfield for the Tripod The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Electric Picnic headliners are over before Christmas.

Music | News 41% | 30 Sep 2013
Jagwar Ma for Dublin The Hot Press Newsdesk
Sydney outfit are over next May...

Music | News 41% | 30 Mar 2009
Pinky to make headline debut The Hot Press Newsdesk
Once a prolific house producer, Pinky has since turned to psychedelic pop, and now makes his debut headline appearance at Whelan's Upstairs this weekend.

Music | News 41% | 23 Aug 2010
RTÉ Concert Orchestra added to Picnic line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Electric Proms take place on the Sunday at Stradbally

Music Review | Live 41% |  6 Sep 2007
Electric Picnic 2007: Friday Paul Nolan
From the goodtime vibes of Hot Chip to the full-on sonic assault of Primal Scream, this year's Electric Picnic was even more fab than its predecessors.

Music | News 41% |  1 Sep 2010
UNKLE, Friendly Fires & ASIWYFA added to HP Chatroom @ Electric Picnic line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
We'll be open for Stradbally business on Friday!

Hot Features | Interview 41% |  9 Sep 2010
Keeping It Surreal Anne Sexton
Evoking the surrealism of Flann O’Brien and the social heft of John McGahern PAUL MURRAY’s Skippy Dies has been hailed an instant classic and bagged a Booker Prize long list nomination. The author looks ahead to his spoken-word appearance at Electric Picnic.

Music | Interview 41% | 27 Aug 2013
Bjork's Impossible-To-Predict Career Ed Power
From her swan dress period to her new ‘Hellraiser’ look, Bjork is one of the last true mysteries left in pop. Ahead of her much-awaited Electric Picnic headline appearance, we assess the Icelandic singer’s legacy and trace her strange, impossible-to-predict career...

Music | News 41% | 11 Aug 2010
Marc Almond added to the Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Soft Cell man is appearing as part of the THISISPOPBABY festivities.

Music | Interview 41% |  8 Apr 2013
Hot Press meets Of Monsters & Men Craig Fitzpatrick
Storming Electric Picnic, shaking hands with Jay Leno and hailed as hometown heroes where once they were considered outsiders, Iceland’s Of Monsters & Men have come a long way in a short time...

Music | News 41% | 20 Aug 2014
Inside the new Hot Press The Hot Press Newsdesk
Our bumper Electric Picnic issue, featuring interviews with everyone from Portishead to Sinead O’Connor, is a real feast for the senses…

  41% | 14 Aug 2012
Head to the woods at Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Electric Picnic has just announced the line-up at its two woodland stages: the Salty Dog and the Trenchtown

Music | Interview 41% |  4 Jul 2007
At home with... Mo Kelly Jackie Hayden
Mo Kelly’s hectic schedule of DJ-ing and painting keeps her pretty busy, but not too busy to answer the door when Jackie Hayden comes calling.

Music | News 41% | 26 Aug 2009
Electric Picnic day by day breakdown announced The Hot Press Newsdesk
Schedule for the weekend is released.

Music Review | Live 41% |  8 Sep 2011
Electric Picnic: Pulp Review Ed Power
pulp.ep.sept/04/2011

  41% | 17 Oct 2012
The Ultimate Electric Picnic Review The Hot Press Newsdesk
Here's all over our videos/galleries & reviews neatly collected into once place so you can relive one of the best weekends of the year at the simple click of a button.

Music | News 41% | 17 Sep 2013
John Grant for Dublin and Galway The Hot Press Newsdesk
Innovative singer is over in early 2014...

Music Review | Live 41% | 12 Sep 2008
Live at Electric Picnic: Friday Hannah Hamilton
While the line-up may not be as strong as it has in previous years, the fact that the schedule isn’t crammed with must-sees means we have more capacity to take in everything else on offer.

Music | News 41% | 28 May 2014
Electric Picnic seeking volunteers The Hot Press Newsdesk
The festival is offering volunteers full access to the festival in exchange for 24 hours of service.

Music | Interview 41% |  9 Sep 2009
BELL X1 Peter Murphy
When we catch up with Bell X1 frontman Paul Noonan on a fine August afternoon, he’s bracing himself for a grueller of an autumn schedule that will begin with a handful of festival appearances – including an Electric Picnic set – and culminate in full-on month-long European and US tours. Reading dispatches from the band’s recent blogs, it’s apparent that the landscape of modern touring is far from Beat Generation romance and way closer to a Ballardian landscape of endless petrol stations, motorways and ferry docks.

Music | News 41% |  5 Sep 2013
Nina Nesbitt announces Academy date The Hot Press Newsdesk
Singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt announces Academy date

Music | News 41% | 31 Aug 2012
Get your Vaccines shot at 5h20 today! The Hot Press Newsdesk
Visit the Hot Press Chatroom at Electric Picnic to see the boys in conversation with the Hot Press team.

Music | News 40% |  1 Jul 2009
Dinosaur Jr, Dan Deacon and more added to EP The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dinosaur Jr, Dan Deacon, Neko Case, One Day International and Julie Feeney are among the latest batch of acts to join the Electric Picnic bill.

Music | News 40% | 13 Sep 2010
Nova Static Launch Debut EP The Hot Press Newsdesk
Band to follow up Electric Picnic performance

Music | News 40% | 28 Aug 2006
dEUS frontman to guest in special film screening The Hot Press Newsdesk
The frontman of Belgian alt-indie merchants dEUS is to make a special appearance at the IFI in Dublin the night before the Electric Picnic.

Music | News 40% | 26 Aug 2014
Electric Picnic Main Stage times revealed The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Irish Times have unveiled the day-by day-breakdown and stage times this morning.

Music | Interview 40% | 10 Sep 2009
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT Peter Murphy
hey’re the biggest thing to hit indie-pop in years, with a slew of day-glo hits and a reputation for partying until they drop. Ahead of their Electric Picnic headline slot, MGMT discuss falling out with Nicolas Sarkozy, their new base in sun-dappled Malibu and their work-in-progress new album. words

Music | Interview 40% | 29 Aug 2011
Mogwai So Serious? Dave Hanratty
Ahead of their forthcoming Electric Picnic appearance, Stuart Braithwaite of Scottish instrumental pioneers Mogwai talks arthouse cinema, Twitter and, er, Joey Barton.

Music | Interview 40% |  2 Sep 2010
School's out for [the] Drummer Paul Nolan
ahead of his appearance at electric picnic radiohead drummer Phil Selway tells us about his fantastic solo album.

Music | Interview 40% |  3 Jan 2007
Chatroom with a view Kilian Murphy
Annual article: The Electric Picnic wasn’t just one of the musical events of the year; it also let us chow down and have a natter with some of the top pop combos of the day, including Bloc Party, Gang Of Four and New Order.

Music | Interview 40% |  1 Dec 2005
The Hot Press chatroom The Hot Press Newsdesk
Relive one of the highlights of 2005: the Hot Press tent at the Electric Picnic.

Music Review | Live 40% | 12 Sep 2008
Live at Electric Picnic: Saturday Paul Nolan
For three days, an otherwise quiet corner of the midlands was transformed into a carnival of the absurd, the extreme and the blistering loud.

Music | Interview 40% | 27 Aug 2008
Like A Rolling Jones Olaf Tyaransen
Ahead of the reformed Pistols' Electric Picnic set, we caught up with the guitarist, Steve Jones, who spoke about kicking heroin, his dislike of Malcolm McLaren, his on-air confrontation with Jerry Lee Lewis, and why he'd love to do an album with Cliff Richard.

Music | News 40% | 24 Aug 2009
Free & Easy gears up The Hot Press Newsdesk
Four acts warm up for Electric Picnic with free shows at Crawdaddy.

Music | News 40% |  6 Mar 2006
Fatboy Slim announces open air date The Hot Press Newsdesk
Last seen on these shores at the Electric Picnic, Norman Cook will be doing his thang in Northern Ireland.

Music | Interview 40% |  2 Sep 2011
Unforgettable fire Ed Power
Ahead of their Stradbally slot, Ed Power caught up with Arcade Fire, the massive band currently making waves from Stradbally to Saskatchewan. They talk about the pressure of success, the incessant U2 comparisons and explain why they won’t let the haters get them down

Music | News 40% | 21 Apr 2009
Stephen Fretwell plots Irish tour The Hot Press Newsdesk
The UK singer-songwriter plays five dates here this summer, kicking off with a Belfast date on May 31.

Music | News 40% | 29 Aug 2013
WATCH: New Hot Sprockets video The Hot Press Newsdesk
Plus details of their Electric Picnic appearances...

Music | Interview 40% |  9 Sep 2008
Can you hear the drums Fernand-o? Stuart Clark
With that long awaited third album in the pipeline, and an imminent Electric Picnic slot, Franz Ferdinad's Alex Kapranos talks to us about utilizing the doppler effect.

Music Review | Live 40% | 10 Sep 2012
Mindfield at Electric Picnic Roe McDermott
Highlights from one of the Picnic's best corners...

Music | Interview 40% | 19 Jun 2014
The Horrors Interview: Everything Is Illuminated Craig Fitzpatrick
As The Horrors continue their winning streak of daring yet accessible albums, Craig Fitzpatrick meets the beat and the voice of the band. While drummer Joe Spurgeon warns against pressing his singer for lyrical explanations, Faris Badwan talks about bad first impressions and how he’s “the worst liar in the world.”

Music | News 40% |  8 Apr 2010
UPDATE: Brendan Perry plays the Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
The former Dead Can Dance man also has a new album & Irish club dates lined-up.

Music Review | Live 40% | 10 Sep 2012
Electric Picnic review: Saturday Celina Murphy
Delorentos, Wild Beasts and The Roots...

Music | News 40% | 10 Aug 2012
Electric Picnic reveals Comedy Tent line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
It'll have you in stitches...

Music | News 40% | 27 Aug 2014
Bombay Bicycle Club added to Chatroom line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
The quartet will be stopping by our tent at Electric Picnic for a chinwag.

Music | News 40% | 19 Aug 2010
Electric Picnic day breakdown The Hot Press Newsdesk
Bring it on!

Music | Interview 40% | 28 Aug 2012
Feel Good Smith Of The Summer Stuart Clark
35 years after first jamming together in a suburban garage, The Cure are playing some of the biggest shows of their lives as part of a festival tour that brings them to the Electric Picnic. Drugs, keep-fit regimes, MASTODON collaborations, Irish sojourns, football, David Bowie and Tommy Cooper are all on the agenda as Robert Smith has a late night pow wow with Stuart Clark.

Hot Features | Reports 40% | 28 Aug 2013
Five Cultural Essentials @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Poetry, satire, GAA Karaoke: EP’s MindField Area has it all. Don’t leave Stradbally without checking out these five cultural essentials…

Music | News 40% | 17 Nov 2011
Bacardi Ireland scoop UK & Ireland Festival Award The Hot Press Newsdesk
The rum company picked it up for the Bacardi Get Together Arena at this year's Electric Picnic.

Broadcast | Video 40% |  1 Sep 2012
WATCH: The Vaccines in the Hot Press Chatroom The Hot Press Newsdesk
Another superstar act for the HP tent...

Music Review | Live 40% | 13 Sep 2013
Electric Picnic- Sunday Chris Donovan
The day has an upbeat start with New York electro pop duo Ms Mr. The loudest yells are for ‘Bones’, the wonderfully creepy digi-goth anthem that memorably soundtracked Sky’s trailers for the last season of Game Of Thrones.

Music | Interview 39% | 28 Aug 2012
Portrait Of The Artist Lorraine Freeney
Patti Smith is one of modern rock’s iconic figures. A poet, songwriter, visual artist, photographer and writer, she is at heart a revolutionary spirit. With a new album out and an appearance at Electric Picnic on the horizon, Hot Press is granted an audience…

Music | News 39% | 14 Aug 2014
Mogwai and Walking On Cars lead Chatroom charge The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Hot Press Chatroom makes a welcome return to the Electric Picnic this year. Make sure to pop down for your chance to get up close and personal with all your favourite acts!

Music | News 39% |  4 Sep 2009
The Hot Press Chatroom at EP kicks off with Lykke Li The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Swedish singer got things started by telling us she'll keep working it for the single ladies like Beyonce on her next record!

Music | News 39% | 19 May 2008
Cathy Davey confirms summer tour The Hot Press Newsdesk
Cathy Davey has confirmed a rigorous bout of summer touring, including dates in Dublin, Cork, Galway and at Electric Picnic.

Hot Features | Reports 39% | 27 Aug 2013
Electric Picnic Top 10 Must See Acts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dilemma! Over 200 dynamite acts will grace the Leccy Piccy stage this year, but your to-do list doesn’t stretch that far. Fear not! These 10 Hot Press-approved shows will get you started…

Music | News 39% | 28 Jun 2007
Festivals come to your phone with 3 Music The Hot Press Newsdesk
Mobile network 3 will provide a guide to this summer’s festivals, which fans can access via their 3 mobile phone.

  39% | 22 Jul 2010
Busy boy, The Mighty Stef The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Mighty Stef is to rock two big UK festivals this summer.

Music | News 39% | 28 Aug 2013
EP 2013: Electric Arena & Little Big Tent Times The Hot Press Newsdesk
Complete that timetable now!

Hot Features | Interview 39% | 15 Apr 2014
The Hot Press Cover Story: Paolo Nutini Olaf Tyaransen
With a headline appearance at Electric Picnic just confirmed, hazel-eyed soulboy Paolo Nutini is about to jump back into the pop frontline. He discusses his new album, a troubled contemplation on the meaning of true love, and reveals that, despite rumours to the contrary, he's merrily single.

Hot Features | Interview 39% | 28 Sep 2009
TOMMY TIERNAN IN THE CHAT ROOM Olaf Tyaransen
When Tommy Tiernan held court in the Hot Press Chat Room at Electric Picnic recently, he had no idea the kind of shit storm that would unfold. During what was in effect a spontaneous, unscripted live performance – not unlike an appearance on The Late Late Show that also sparked controversy – he told a story about a couple of Jews who reproached him after a performance in New York. The result? He has been accused of anti-semitism and widely vilified. But those who know Tiernan are quite clear that the accusations are completely wrong. So – in order to allow people to judge for themselves – here is the full text of the Chat Room interview.

Music Review | Live 39% |  1 Sep 2008
Electric Picnic 2008: Sunday Ruraidh Conlon O'Reilly
My Bloody Valentine, Grinderman and Sinead O'Connor all star on Sunday, but the abiding question remains: were the Sex Pistols any good?

Music | News 39% | 26 Aug 2010
Double A-side single release from Rum Shebeen The Hot Press Newsdesk
The South Londoners are coming to an Electric Picnic near you!

Hot Features | Interview 39% |  1 Dec 2009
Albion Rover Olaf Tyaransen
He’s the theoretical physics graduate turned comedian who conquered mainstream TV. Now Dara O Briain has published his first book, Tickling The English, part tour diary, part travelogue, part historical/sociological treatise. Here he talks about the myth of national identity, the loneliness of the long distance comedian, drink as a creative laxative... and that infamous Tommy Tiernan Electric Picnic interview.

Music | News 39% | 18 Aug 2014
Electric Picnic 2014: Lineup The Hot Press Newsdesk
The 3 days of Electric Picnic shall feature the following! We have no doubt that there'll be people we missed (especially seeing as this doesn't include ANY of Mindfield) but for the purposes of our Hot Press Cover competition it'll certainly tell you all you need to know.


Music | News 39% | 28 Aug 2008
RTE announces Picnic broadcast schedule The Hot Press Newsdesk
RTE are promising 40 hours of live broadcasting for music fans who can't make it to Stradbally for this weekend's Electric Picnic.

Hot Features | Reports 39% | 15 Jun 2010
The Zen's All Here Alisande Orme
Your favourite part of the Electric Picnic is now getting its very own weekend, with special performances by The Orb, Jape and Four Tet. Say hello to the Body and Soul festival

Music | News 39% | 15 Oct 2013
WATCH: Maud In Cahoots - 'Breakdown' The Hot Press Newsdesk
Plus where to catch them this week...

Hot Features | Reports 39% | 29 Jan 2008
2008: Alive and kicking  
From Radiohead to Springsteen, the twelve months ahead are already packed with highlights. But will Led Zeppelin be among the group’s hitting the comeback trail?

Music | News 39% |  6 Aug 2014
MindField returns to Picnic with African theme The Hot Press Newsdesk
A host of interactive debates and talks on the continent will be a key feature in the Electric Picnic arena this year.

Music | News 39% | 28 Aug 2009
Mick Flannery added to Chatroom line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
And he's bringing his guitar with him!

Hot Features | Comedy 39% | 30 Aug 2006
The alter-ego has landed Jackie Hayden
Ahead of his Electric Picnic appearance, we quiz Naked Camera hero PJ Gallagher about his TV alter egos Jake Stevens and how he keeps a straight face.

Music | News 38% | 30 Aug 2007
PICNIC NEWSFLASH: Manic Street Preachers confirmed for for Hot Press Chatroom The Hot Press Newsdesk
Welsh wizards The Manic Street Preachers have been added to the lineup for the Hot Press Chatroom at Electric Picnic.

Music | News 38% | 27 Aug 2009
Laura Izibor receives MOBO nod The Hot Press Newsdesk
She's also confirmed for the Hot Press Chatroom @ Electric Picnic.

Music | News 38% | 26 Aug 2014
Electric Picnic news keeps coming The Hot Press Newsdesk
Stradbally extravaganza continues to take shape

Music | News 38% | 15 Aug 2014
The Burning Question: Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
With Electric Picnic only two weeks away, we want to gauge the mood of the nation

Music | News 38% | 14 Aug 2014
Mogwai among first batch of Hot Press Chatroom @ Electric Picnic acts The Hot Press Newsdesk
It’s 15 days and counting until the Electric Picnic and we’re delighted to announce the first batch of acts who’ll be crowding into the Hot Press Chatroom, which will be taking up residence again in Mindfield.

Music | News 38% | 13 May 2014
Blondie, Kelis, Sinéad O'Connor & The Horrors among Electric Picnic additions The Hot Press Newsdesk
Another 20 acts have been announced for Electric Picnic, and a most inspired bunch they are too!

Broadcast | Gallery 38% | 20 Mar 2014
Electric Picnic Launch Party 2014  
At the Electric Picnic Launch Party 2014 in The Chocolate Factory

Broadcast | Video 38% | 10 Oct 2013
Maud In Cahoots at Electric Picnic 2013 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Maud Reardon and co. paid a visit to the the HP tent as part of this year's Chatroom bash...

Broadcast | Video 38% |  7 Oct 2013
Aidan Gillen interview @ Electric Picnic 2013 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Popular actor sat down on the HP couch at Stradbally...

Broadcast | Video 38% | 25 Sep 2013
VANN Music @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Fun and frolics from rising Irish act...

Broadcast | Gallery 38% |  2 Sep 2013
Sunday, Electric Picnic  
Electric Picnic 2013, Sunday 1st September

Broadcast | Gallery 38% |  1 Sep 2013
Saturday, Electric Picnic  
Electric Picnic 2013, Saturday 31st August

Broadcast | Gallery 38% |  1 Sep 2013
Out and About at Electric Picnic 2013  
Out and About at Electric Picnic 2013

Music | News 38% | 31 Aug 2013
Statement From Electric Picnic Confirms Death of Young Man The Hot Press Newsdesk
A statement has been issued by he organisers confirming the death of a young man at Electric Picnic last night.

Music | News 38% | 31 Aug 2013
Bjork at Electric Picnic: The Verdict The Hot Press Newsdesk
Live from Stradbally, Hot Press' Roe McDermott gives us THE HOT TAKE on Bjork's stunning performance at Electric Picnic!

Broadcast | Gallery 38% | 30 Aug 2013
Friday, Electric Picnic  
First Photos from Electric Picnic 2013, Friday 30th August featuring Miles Kane, Wu Tang Clan & others

Music | News 38% | 29 Aug 2013
Johnny Marr looks ahead to Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Smiths' legend hopes to catch The Knife and Franz Ferdinand over the course of the weekend...

Music | News 38% | 22 Aug 2013
Electric Picnic Sunday tickets now sold out! The Hot Press Newsdesk
Electric Picnic 2013 is just around the corner and word is just in that Sunday day tickets are now sold out and it's not hard to figure out why...

Music | News 38% | 15 Aug 2013
Electric Picnic: Salty Dog Stage line-up revealed The Hot Press Newsdesk
Ahoy!

Music Review | Track 38% | 10 Sep 2012
Sigur Rós at Electric Picnic Craig Fitzpatrick
A thoroughly majestic performance...

Music Review | Live 38% | 10 Sep 2012
The Cure at Electric Picnic Craig Fitzpatrick
Enough to plaster a grin on your face for the rest of the weekend...

Broadcast | Gallery 38% |  6 Sep 2012
Out and About at Electric Picnic 2012  
Out and About at Electric Picnic 2012

Broadcast | Gallery 38% |  4 Sep 2012
Out n About at Electric Picnic with drinkaware.ie  
Out n About at Electric Picnic with drinkaware.ie

Broadcast | Gallery 38% |  3 Sep 2012
Hot Press Chatroom at Electric Picnic 2012 - Friday  
All the best of Friday's action from the Hot Press Chatroom at Electric Picnic 2012

Broadcast | Gallery 38% |  3 Sep 2012
Electric Picnic 2012 Live Sunday  
All the best of the action from around the stages on the final day of Electric Picnic 2012

Broadcast | Gallery 38% |  1 Sep 2012
Electric Picnic 2012 live Friday  
Live shots from Friday at Electric Picnic

Music | News 38% |  1 Sep 2012
WATCH: Overhead, The Albatross @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
In conversation with one of Ireland's hottest up and coming bands...

Broadcast | Gallery 38% | 31 Aug 2012
Kormac's Big Band @ Electric Picnic 2012  
Kormac's Big Band @ Electric Picnic 2012

Music | News 38% | 31 Aug 2012
Electric Picnic is GO! The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Chatroom is buzzing...

Music | News 38% | 30 Aug 2012
Hot Press Chatroom @ Electric Picnic: The Times The Hot Press Newsdesk
Find out when the likes of Ed Sheeran, Mick Flannery and new additions Orbital and Lianne La Havas are stopping by...

Music | News 38% | 28 Aug 2012
Electric Picnic Timetable released The Hot Press Newsdesk
The download timetable has just been released - a day early! - for the Electric Picnic.

Music | News 38% | 27 Jun 2012
Electric Picnic additions The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dexys and Villagers are among the acts coming to Stradbally.

Broadcast | Gallery 38% |  2 Mar 2012
Electric Picnic 2012 Launch  
The Market Bar, Dublin was the venue for the launch of this years line-up

Music Review | Live 38% |  8 Sep 2011
Electric Picnic: Arcade Fire Review Craig Fitzpatrick
arcadefire.ep.sept/03/2011.

Music | News 38% |  8 Sep 2011
Rubberbandits in the Hot Press Chatroom at Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Watch the full unexpurgated video here!

Broadcast | Gallery 38% |  6 Sep 2011
Electric Picnic 2011 - Out n About  
Out and about at Electric Picnic 2011

Broadcast | Gallery 38% |  5 Sep 2011
Electric Picnic 2011 - Saturday  
All the best of the action for the second day of this year's Picnic

Broadcast | Gallery 38% |  5 Sep 2011
Electric Picnic 2011 - Sunday  
Pulp were the main attraction on the final day of this years festival

Broadcast | Gallery 38% |  3 Sep 2011
Electric Picnic 2011 - Friday  
Live shots from Friday, Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co. Laois

Music | News 38% | 25 Aug 2011
Four bands to battle for Electric Picnic slot The Hot Press Newsdesk
Tandem Felix, Eatenbybears, The Depravations and Leaders Of Men will fight it out for an Electric Picnic spot at the Heineken Music and POD’s Pick for the Picnic at Crawdaddy on September 1.

Broadcast | Gallery 38% | 28 May 2011
GIL SCOTT-HERON AT ELECTRIC PICNIC 2010  
Photos from his performance at last years Electric Picnic festival.

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
And So I Watch You From Afar - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
And So I Watch You From Afar

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
Beardyman - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Beardyman

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
Brian Deady - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Brian Deady

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
Cathy Davey - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Cathy Davey

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
Channel One - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Channel One

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
Dead Cat Bounce - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dead Cat Bounce

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
Duke Special - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Duke Special

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
Field Music - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Field Music

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
Fight Like Apes - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Fight Like Apes

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
Heathers - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Heathers

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
Hurts - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Hurts

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
Imelda May - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Imelda May

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
Indica - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Indica

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
James O'Connor with Audrey Trainor - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
James O'Connor with Audrey Trainor

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
Jerry Fish - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Jerry Fish

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
Leftfield - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Leftfield

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
Stars - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Stars

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
The Dublin Gospel Choir - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dublin Gospel Choir

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
The Mighty Stef - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Mighty Stef

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
The National - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
The National

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
The Riptide Movement - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Riptide Movement

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
These New Puritans - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
These New Puritans

Broadcast | Video 38% |  8 Nov 2010
Unkle - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Unkle

Broadcast | Gallery 38% |  9 Sep 2010
Out And About @ Electric Picnic 2010 PT1  
See if you can find yourself in our first lot of Out n About pics from this year's Electric Picnic

Broadcast | Gallery 38% |  6 Sep 2010
SUNDAY LIVE @ ELECTRIC PICNIC 2010  
We round off what was a brilliant weekend of live music with shots from across the stages at this year's Electric Picnic

Broadcast | Gallery 38% |  6 Sep 2010
FRIDAY LIVE @ ELECTRIC PICNIC 2010  
Here's the first of our live galleries with all the action from Electric Picnic 2010

Music | News 38% | 30 Jun 2010
Electric Picnic additions The Hot Press Newsdesk
More acts have been added to the Electric Picnic, which takes place between September 3 and 5.

Broadcast | Gallery 38% |  7 Sep 2009
Sunday Live At Electric Picnic 2009  
A visual round-up of the final day of Electric Picnic 2009

Broadcast | Gallery 38% | 25 Aug 2009
The best live moments from Electric Picnic 08  
Get in the mood for this years shenanigans in Stradbally by revisiting the best live photo from Electric Picnic 08

Music | News 38% | 22 Jul 2009
Florence & The Machine for Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Florence & The Machine have been added to the bill for the Electric Picnic, which is where the Mercury Prize nominees made their Irish debut last summer.

Broadcast | Gallery 38% |  2 Sep 2008
Live at Electric Picnic: Friday August 29  
All the best live shots from Friday at the Electric Picnic, featuring Christy Moore, Goldfrapp, Jape, Kíla, Sigur Ros, The Stunning and more...

Music | News 38% | 30 Aug 2008
First photos from Electric Picnic 08! The Hot Press Newsdesk
We really do spoil you; taking time away from the picnic fun to bring you our first lot of live images from the Electric Picnic 2008.

Broadcast | Gallery 38% | 30 Aug 2008
New Young Pony Club live at Electric Picnic 08  
Live pictures from New Young Pony Club's set on Friday evening at Electric Picnic 2008.

Broadcast | Gallery 38% | 29 Aug 2008
Kíla live at Electric Picnic, Friday August 29  
Our first lot of live shots form Electric Picnic 2008 – Kíla live on the main stage, complete with Brazilian dancers and trapeze artists.

Music | News 38% | 28 Aug 2008
Hot Press Chatroom at Electric Picnic: provisional times revealed The Hot Press Newsdesk
With just hours to go until Electric Picnic 2008, Hot Press has announced provisional times for the ever-popular Hot Press Chatroom.

Music | News 38% | 15 Aug 2008
Bacardi B-Live announce full Arena lineup for Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Bacardi B-Live gang have announced full details of their Arena lineup for the Electric Picnic, with Tom Middleton, Krafty Kuts and Norman Jay among the highlights.

Music | News 38% | 12 Aug 2008
Electric Picnic stars line up for Hot Press Chatroom The Hot Press Newsdesk
Clash legend Mick Jones, his Carbon/Silicon and Generation X counterpart Tony James, Elbow and The Flaws are among the stars set to appear at this year's Hot Press Chatroom at the Electric Picnic

Music | News 38% |  7 Aug 2008
La Rocca added to Electric Picnic bill The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dublin-formed and LA-based La Rocca have been added to the Electric Picnic lineup.

Music | News 38% | 11 Jul 2008
That Petrol Emotion for Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
After much will they/won’t they speculation, That Petrol Emotion have confirmed that they’re reconvening for an Electric Picnic appearance on August 30.

Music | News 38% |  3 Jul 2008
Bodytonic needs you for Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Bodytonic is seeking out enthusiastic and artistic people to contribute to the Bodytonic Village at this year's Electric Picnic.

Broadcast | Gallery 38% | 27 May 2008
EXCLUSIVE: Electric Picnic Live Gallery  
All the action on-stage at Electric Picnic '07, brought to you by Hot Press snappers Graham Keogh, Dave Hingerty, Naomi McArdle and Christine Redmond

Broadcast | Video 38% | 31 Oct 2007
65 Days Of Static @ The Hot Press Chatroom, Electric Picnic 2007 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Sheffield post-rock instrumentalists 65daysofstatic set out their stall in the Hot Press Chatroom at Electric Picnic '07.

Broadcast | Video 38% | 31 Oct 2007
Stephen Fretwell @ The Hot Press Chatroom, Electric Picnic 2007 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Take a look (and listen) at what Stephen Fretwell was up to at this year's Electric Picnic.

Broadcast | Video 38% | 22 Oct 2007
Mani @ The Hot Press Chat Room Electric Picnic 2007 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Primal Scream and Stone Roses man Mani was one of the biggest draws in the Hot Press Chatroom at Electric Picnic '07.

Music | News 38% | 31 Aug 2007
Electric Picnic Competition 31st August Winner The Hot Press Newsdesk
11.40: The winner of the Electric Picnic Competition will be announced HERE at 12.15

Music | News 38% | 13 Aug 2007
Unkle confirm Electric Picnic slot The Hot Press Newsdesk
Trip-hop pioneers UNKLE have announced they're added to the Electric Picnic bill - as are a favourite Irish act.

Music | News 38% | 10 Aug 2007
'Sweetness and Light' coming to Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
A series of seminars with music industry image makers has been announced for this year's Electric Picnic.

Music | News 38% |  9 Aug 2007
Simple Kid leads Electric Picnic line-up additions The Hot Press Newsdesk
Simple Kid is among the slew of new acts confirmed to play this year's Electric Picnic.

Music | News 38% | 27 Apr 2007
More acts announced for Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Manic Street Preachers are among the new acts set to play the sold-out Electric Picnic.

Music | News 38% | 26 Mar 2007
Electric Picnic line-up rumours hot up The Hot Press Newsdesk
Although there's been no official confirmation, the word on the industry grapevine is that this year's Electric Picnic headliners will include Bjork, the Beastie Boys, Primal Scream and Damon Albarn and Paul Simonon's new outfit, The Good, The Bad & The Queen.

Music | News 38% |  3 Sep 2006
Electric Picnic: Saturday report The Hot Press Newsdesk
Rain didn't stop play on the first full day of the festival.

Music | News 38% | 18 May 2006
PJ Harvey for Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
There’s joyous news for Polly Jean Harvey fans with the singer confirmed for a solo slot at the Electric Picnic.

Music | News 38% | 23 Feb 2006
MCD festival to rival Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
As revealed in the last issue of hotpress, MCD are poised to announce a rival “boutique festival” to the Electric Picnic.

Music | News 38% | 20 Feb 2006
Exclusive! Massive Attack to play Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Massive Attack have confirmed that they’re coming to Ireland in September for a headlining appearance at the Electric Picnic.

Music | News 38% |  2 Sep 2005
Rakes: too ill to play Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Rakes are the second casualty for the Electric Picnic weekend - they've been forced to pull out due to illness.

Music | News 38% |  1 Sep 2005
The Subways pull out of Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Let's hope there's no one who bought an Electric Picnic just for The Subways - because they've just announced they won't be there.

Hot Features | Reports 38% | 13 Sep 2007
Mind, Body & Soul Adrienne Murphy
In between all the gigs, there was a multitude of intriguing non-music events at the Electric Picnic.

Music | News 38% | 24 Aug 2011
Pick For The Picnic - Grand Final The Hot Press Newsdesk
One of four bands will secure a slot at Electric Picnic when they battle it out on September 1

Music | News 38% |  7 Sep 2010
The National Announce Olympia Theatre Performance The Hot Press Newsdesk
Brooklyn band to follow up Electric Picnic performance with Dublin date.

Music | News 38% | 30 Aug 2007
Picnic Newsflash: Details of the Eco Cup announced The Hot Press Newsdesk
Electric Picnic have introduced a new system to prevent plastic pint cups littering its festival site.

Music | News 38% |  6 Sep 2010
Imelda May headlines the Dublin Olympia The Hot Press Newsdesk
You'll also be able to watch her Chatroom @ Electric Picnic interview soon on hotpress.com.

Hot Features | Reports 38% | 27 Aug 2013
10 Unmissable Non-Music EP Events Celina Murphy
Celina Murphy Previews 10 Unmissable Non-Music Treats At Electric Picnic 2013...

Music | News 38% | 18 Sep 2008
Change of date for Crystal Castles Heineken gig The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Heineken Green Spheres gig, featuring Crystal Castles, which was due to take place next Tuesday, September 30, has been moved to the following Thursday.

Music | News 38% | 19 Jan 2010
Bell X1 join Meteors line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
You can also find some new Electric Picnic '09 footage on their YouTube channel.

Music | News 38% | 11 Aug 2010
Bacardi B-Live announce Dublin event The Hot Press Newsdesk
Headline duties are being taken care of by DJ A-Skillz.

Music | News 37% |  6 Sep 2011
Jape announce Irish tour The Hot Press Newsdesk
Fresh from a terrific Electric Picnic set, Jape are planning to tour nationwide

Politics | Message 37% | 14 Sep 2012
I Sing The Body Electric Niall Stokes
The stars were aligned and and the sun shone at Electric Picnic. It was the least we deserved at the end of a long, wet summer...

Music | News 37% | 19 May 2008
Louis Walsh gets show on Bubble Hits The Hot Press Newsdesk
Louis Walsh is one of the star signings as Bubble Hits today rolls out its dedicated Irish service, which will be available to digital viewers throughout the country.

Music | News 37% | 28 Aug 2012
Playing The Field Celina Murphy
We know, we know, you came for the music. But it’s all the other stuff that’ll have you coming back year after year! Celina Murphy previews 10 unmissable non-music treats at Electric Picnic 2012.

Hot Features | Reports 37% | 15 Aug 2013
To The Titter End The Hot Press Newsdesk
If you’ve had enough of rocking at Electric Picnic, pull up a figurative pew and have a chuckle. The festival is crammed with rib-tickling delights this year...

Music | News 37% | 28 Aug 2012
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Music Review | Live 37% | 13 Sep 2013
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Music | News 37% |  7 Sep 2010
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Music | News 36% | 19 Aug 2010
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Politics | McCann 34% |  1 Nov 2010
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Broadcast | Video 34% | 13 Sep 2011
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Music | News 34% |  1 Sep 2011
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Music | News 34% | 26 Aug 2008
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Broadcast | Video 34% | 20 Sep 2005
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Music | Interview 28% | 24 Aug 2006
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Music | News 28% |  7 Aug 2012
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Music | Interview 28% | 22 Aug 2005
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Music | Interview 28% | 22 Aug 2005
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Music | Interview 27% | 15 Nov 2013
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Music | News 27% | 30 Aug 2012
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Music | Interview 27% | 23 Jul 2013
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Music | Interview 27% | 26 Mar 2012
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Music | News 27% |  6 Sep 2010
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Music | Interview 27% | 31 Aug 2007
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Music | Report 27% | 25 Feb 2014
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Music | Interview 27% | 21 Aug 2014
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Music | Interview 27% | 23 Oct 2008
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Music | News 27% |  4 Sep 2013
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Music Review | Track 27% | 28 Aug 2013
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Music | Interview 27% | 24 Aug 2006
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Music | Interview 27% | 21 Mar 2006
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Music | News 27% | 29 Aug 2011
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Music | News 27% | 17 Sep 2013
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Music | News 27% | 25 Aug 2011
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Hot Features | Interview 27% | 27 Aug 2014
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Music | News 26% | 12 Feb 2013
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Music | Interview 26% | 30 Aug 2011
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Music | News 26% |  8 Sep 2005
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Music | Interview 26% |  9 Jan 2007
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Music | Interview 26% |  4 Nov 2009
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Music | Report 26% |  4 Nov 2010
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Music | News 26% |  1 Sep 2010
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Music | News 26% | 30 Aug 2013
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Music | News 26% | 29 Aug 2008
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Music | News 26% | 11 Jul 2011
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Attention artful and creative types!

Music | Interview 26% | 14 Oct 2011
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Music | News 26% |  1 Aug 2008
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Music | News 26% |  8 Sep 2009
Florence & the Machine announce Irish dates The Hot Press Newsdesk
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Hot Features | Interview 26% |  5 Dec 2006
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Music | Interview 26% | 24 Aug 2006
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Music | News 26% |  5 Nov 2012
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Music | Report 26% | 18 Oct 2008
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Music | News 26% | 13 Sep 2011
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That's right, FREE.

Music | Interview 26% | 24 Aug 2007
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Music | News 26% |  4 Sep 2009
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Music | Interview 26% |  1 Jul 2008
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Hot Features | Interview 26% |  1 Oct 2007
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Music | Interview 26% | 23 Aug 2013
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Music | Interview 25% | 26 Feb 2009
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Music Review | Track 25% | 12 Jul 2012
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Music | Interview 25% | 24 Oct 2005
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Hot Features | Interview 25% |  9 Sep 2010
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Music | Interview 25% |  7 Sep 2005
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Music | News 25% | 17 Jul 2012
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Music | News 25% | 13 Jan 2011
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Hot Features | Interview 25% | 27 Aug 2014
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Hot Features | Interview 25% |  3 Sep 2007
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Hot Features | Interview 25% |  6 Sep 2010
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Music | Report 25% | 26 Aug 2008
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Music | Interview 25% | 11 Jul 2013
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Music | Interview 25% |  4 Oct 2013
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Music | News 25% | 24 Jul 2007
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In the words of the Professor from Futurama: good news, everybody...

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There were hundreds of superb entries and a tough judging process. Now, Hot Press can reveal the 30 finalists!

Music | News 24% | 19 Sep 2008
Santogold added as Kanye West support The Hot Press Newsdesk
Santogold will play two Irish dates with Kanye West this November, as she supports him on his shows in Dublin and Belfast.

Music | Interview 24% | 26 Sep 2011
Thank you for the deus Paul Nolan
They may be Belgian, but there’s precious little waffle as Deus frontman Tom Barman discusses the hard times that inspired the band’s latest record, his relationship with Blur’s Damon Albarn and his parallel career as budding, if occasionally frustrated, filmmaker.

Hot Features | Interview 24% |  8 Apr 2011
The Man From The Telly Paul Nolan
Best known for giving the world ‘Horse Outside’, Republic of Telly is surely the funniest example of RTÉ biting itself in the arse since... well, it’s been a while. Presenter Dermot Whelan – or possibly a cunning lookalike – talks about The Rubberbandits, gay rugby players and Neil Prendeville’s willy.

Music | News 24% | 26 Mar 2012
Franz Ferdinand announce Irish dates The Hot Press Newsdesk
A trio of shows on the horizon...

Music | News 24% | 10 Oct 2007
Thurston Moore to play Dublin The Hot Press Newsdesk
Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore has announced a solo show in Dublin this December.

Music | News 24% | 16 Sep 2011
The Minutes announce Academy date The Hot Press Newsdesk
Make some early plans for next year...

Music | News 24% |  7 Oct 2008
Halves line up Dublin show The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dublin's Halves bring their ambient Haunt Me When I'm Drowsy EP to Whelan's next month.

Music | Interview 24% |  4 Nov 2013
Holy Show The Hot Press Newsdesk
WITH TAKE ME TO THE CHURCH ROMPING TO THE TOP OF THE CHARTS IT’S ALL HAPPENING FOR SENSITIVE WICKLOW LAD HOZIER. BUT HE’S TAKING THINGS IN HIS STRIDE AND WON’T BE RUSHING TO CAPITALIZE ON THE HYPE HE TELLS ROISIN DWYER

Music | Interview 24% | 27 Aug 2013
Hot Press meets Fatboy Slim Stuart Clark
EDM be damned – Norman Cook is looking forward to treating Stradbally to a good old-fashioned acid house rave. Dr. Who, Calvin Harris, the Olympics, and fellow Picnic-ers David Byrne and Giorgio Moroder are all on the agenda as he meets fellow half-centurion...

Music | Report 24% |  4 Apr 2014
Inside Track: Emmet Scanlan Olaf Tyaransen
Having relocated to London in 2011, Limerick-born singer-songwriter Emmet Scanlan is re-launching his music career with his band What The Good Thought. He tells Olaf Tyaransen about their new single ‘From The Inside Out’.

Music | News 24% | 31 Jul 2013
Arcade Fire announce tour dates in 2014 The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Canadian band announced today announced their first tour dates for 2014

Hot Features | Interview 24% | 31 Mar 2011
Mad Dogs, Rock Chicks And Smut Peddlers Anne Sexton
In the course of a colourful career as Ireland’s most brass-necked interviewer, Olaf Tyaransen has crossed swords with some of the most intriguing characters in Christendom. Here, he discusses the highs and lows with Anne Sexton

Music | News 24% |  8 Jan 2007
Arcade Fire for Dublin! The Hot Press Newsdesk
Joyous news! The Arcade Fire have confirmed their first non-festival Irish shows.

Music | News 24% | 26 Jul 2011
Watch: The Drums' new video The Hot Press Newsdesk
Check out the promo for 'Money' now.

Hot Features | Interview 24% | 12 Sep 2008
King David Paul Nolan
After years of slogging in the undergrowth of comedy, whimsy-merchant David O'Doherty has suddenly become an 'overnight' success having won a top prize at Edinburgh.

Music | News 24% | 14 Dec 2012
Listen: The xx remixed by John Talabot The Hot Press Newsdesk
John Talabot and Pional have worked their Balearic house magic on 'Chained'...

Music | News 24% | 29 Jul 2010
It's all go for Tupelo... The Hot Press Newsdesk
The bluegrass band have been added to the EP line-up, as well as making it through to the Our Thursdays finals

Music | News 24% | 10 Jun 2008
Extra tickets released for Iggy and the Stooges The Hot Press Newsdesk
Iggy and the Stooges have released extra tickets for their June gig at the IMMA at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

Music | Interview 24% | 10 Jul 2012
Melting Point Maeve Heslin
Belfast label Melted Music aims to promote the best of Northern Irish hip hop and electronica. Maeve Heslin caught up with label boss Matt Agnew...

Music | Interview 24% | 23 Jan 2013
Stars And Strypes Craig Fitzpatrick
Rock star fans, major label contracts and incendiary live shows. Craig Fitzpatrick grabs some fast food with fast-rising Cavan teens The Strypes. photo Graham Keogh

Politics | Frontlines 24% |  3 Oct 2011
Gillen Enough Rope! Dioni Vougioukli
When Shane Gillen went to the Hawk Well Theatre in Sligo to perform, fans were treated to a tanatalising slice of real magic.

Music | News 24% |  7 Aug 2008
Large Mound prepare for charity three-gig day The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dublin rockers Large Mound will stretch the limits of endurance this August 23, with three gigs in one day – and with a healthy dose of charitable intentions.

Music | News 24% | 17 Jul 2012
xx unveil album art The Hot Press Newsdesk
Lead single 'Angels' is also here...

Music | News 24% |  5 Nov 2007
PJ Harvey to play Dublin's Olympia The Hot Press Newsdesk
PJ Harvey has announced a pre-Christmas date in the capital.

Music | Interview 24% |  2 Nov 2010
Rasta Gang Vibrations Caomhan Keane
Purveying an intoxicating hybrid of dub reggae, ska and drum'n'bass, Intinn are rapidly making waves

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Full list of recipients of the Greener Festival International Award The Hot Press Newsdesk
 

Music Review | Track 24% | 12 Aug 2010
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Music | Interview 24% | 18 Apr 2013
Hot Press meets Kevin Rowland from Dexys Roisin Dwyer
In advance of their Olympia show, mercurial Dexys leader Kevin Rowland talks about getting to the truth in his art, his love for Geno and Van, and having his picture taken with The Dubliners...

Music | Interview 24% |  7 Dec 2010
A Jenny For Your Thoughts Ed Power
Taking a taxi to the dark side of lurve it’s boy/girl couple JENNY AND JOHNNY. The girlier half of the partnership, Jenny Lewis, discusses provocative outfits, Brandon Flowers and growing up on White Russians in Vegas.

Music | Interview 24% |  4 Sep 2012
Close Encounters Of The Bruce Kind Stuart Clark
A fan his whole life, Glen Hansard has recently got to know Bruce Springsteen off stage as well as on. Talking exclusively to Stuart Clark, he explains what makes The Boss & The E Street Band so special.

Music | News 24% |  6 Oct 2009
Orbital Add Second Dublin Show The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dance legends Orbital have confirmed a second live show at Tripod this November.

Music | News 24% |  9 Aug 2007
Dave Geraghty announces live dates The Hot Press Newsdesk
Bell X1 multi-instrumentalist Dave Geraghty is to play a number of dates around Ireland this September.

Hot Features | Interview 24% |  6 Sep 2010
THRILLS AND BELLYACHES Stuart Clark
One of the most iconic figures in popular culture, John Lydon is currently back in the saddle with the reconvened PiL. He talks to Stuart Clark about Malcolm McLaren’s funeral, the group’s controversial Israeli gig, his Irish background, Bono, Bob Geldof and Madonna. Oh, and that much-discussed butter advert.

Music | News 24% | 17 Apr 2012
The Hot Sprockets confirm gigs The Hot Press Newsdesk
The band will play two Dublin shows this month.

Music | Interview 24% | 27 Aug 2013
We Meet Robert Knight & Children of the Son Colm O Hare
He is one of the world’s top rock photographers, they are an up-and-coming Irish guitar band. Now Robert Knight and Children of the Son are joining forces. Their goal? Nothing less than world conquest...

Music | Interview 24% |  7 May 2008
The glow team Ed Power
Take one Super Furry Animal, one lap-top wizard and one disgraced motor industry executive and you get synth revivalists Neon Neon and the year's best concept album.

Music | News 24% | 14 May 2009
Kajagoogoo play the Ulster Hall The Hot Press Newsdesk
Yup, Limahl & Co. are the latest '80s outfit to hit the comeback trail.

Music | Interview 24% | 28 May 2014
Paul Noonan Interview- The Bell Season Eamon Sweeney
They’re one of Ireland’s most beloved bands – and critics’ darlings to boot. Now Bell X1 are counting down to their biggest show of the year at Forbidden Fruit. Paul Noonan talks about the group’s ambitions and his appetite for collaboration.

Hot Features | Interview 24% | 11 Apr 2012
Triple Entendre Dave Hanratty
Bloody noses, crash cymbals and Frankie Boyle. It’s all in a day’s work for sketch comedy heroes Foil, Arms and Hog.

Music | Interview 24% | 11 Nov 2011
99 Problems But A Glitch Ain't One Dave Hanratty
As Jay-Z’s long-term engineer, Young Guru is responsible for precisely how the hip hop superstar sounds. Fresh from lending a hand to the next wave of talent at the Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid, he spoke to Dave Hanratty about the responsibilities of his job, the importance of education and why Public Enemy’s Chuck D was wrong to single his boss out for criticism.

Music | News 24% |  7 Sep 2009
Florence & The Machine announce Belfast & Dublin visits The Hot Press Newsdesk
You'll be able to catch them in December.

Music | News 24% | 15 Aug 2013
WATCH: New Jerry Fish video The Hot Press Newsdesk
Featuring the uber-talented R.S.A.G...

Music | Interview 24% | 21 Nov 2006
Rock clinic at Music Ireland '06 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Hot Press is giving 16 unsigned bands the chance to have private consultations with top industry experts during Music Ireland '06.

Music | Interview 24% | 17 Dec 2013
Hot Press XMas Summit 2013: Pressing Matters part 2 Stuart Clark
Christmas means but one thing, the return of the legendary Hot Press Summit featuring a veritable Santa’s sack of Ireland’s top talent. Plus Stuart Clark who makes the eight ponder Morrissey, Miley, Lou, Pussy Riot, Paul McGuinness & U2, the Stones, Peter Buck, the Arctic Monkeys and lots, lots more!

Hot Features | Interview 24% |  2 Nov 2010
Rubber Up Celina Murphy
A handful of rather genius potty-mouthed rap tunes has earned Limerick outfit Rubberbandits over half a million hits on YouTube. Now Celina Murphy meets the Galway Comedy Festival-bound duo to talk... well, a load of bollocks, actually

Music | Interview 24% | 23 Mar 2012
Free As A Bird Ed Power
It’s taken the Muppets-loving Andrew Bird 10 years to become an overnight sensation. Ed Power catches up with the reluctant rock star in Paris.

Music | Interview 24% | 18 May 2012
Tricky situation Stuart Clark
Bristolian legend Tricky is hitting the road to perform his 1995 masterpiece Maxinquaye in its entirety. He talks to Stuart Clark about the album’s eventful creation, the current state of hip hop and brazenly flouting ireland’s no-smoking laws.

Music | News 24% | 13 Mar 2013
WATCH: New animated Red Kid video The Hot Press Newsdesk
'Saturday' is taken from the band's debut album, Rocket Ship...

Music | News 24% |  4 Apr 2007
Hot Chip, Andy Weatherall + more added to Garden Party The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Pet Shop Boys-headlined knees-up has gotten bigger and better, with the confirmation of new acts.

Music | News 24% |  2 Sep 2012
Ding ding round 3! The Hot Press Newsdesk
Sunday shenanigans are well underway in sunny Stradbally...

Music | News 23% | 10 Sep 2013
Nadine O'Regan to host new Phantom show The Hot Press Newsdesk
Popular host moves to Saturday mornings...

Music | News 23% | 12 Oct 2012
Orbital for Belfast The Hot Press Newsdesk
You can catch the electronic giants in Ulster Hall this November.

Music | Interview 23% | 10 Jun 2009
The XMusic files Colm O Hare
What better way for an indie musician to spend an evening than checking out the wares in one of Europe’s biggest and best stoked music stores? Welcome to XMusic, guys!

Music | News 23% | 29 Aug 2013
Inside the new Hot Press... The Hot Press Newsdesk
A packed edition is on shelves now...

Music | News 23% | 26 Nov 2012
LISTEN: In Tua Nua's Christmas single The Hot Press Newsdesk
The band play The Button Factory on December 13.

Music | News 23% | 15 Oct 2012
The Killers announce Irish dates The Hot Press Newsdesk
They're Belfast and Dublin-bound early next year...

Hot Features | Interview 23% | 15 Feb 2010
From a Whisker to a Scream Celina Murphy
He reckons The Saturdays should die a slow death, but that’s getting off lightly compared to what he’s got to say about beatboxing Brit, Killa Kela...

Music | News 23% | 16 Sep 2013
MGMT head up Murphy's Little Big Weekend The Hot Press Newsdesk
Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden lead an impressive line-up this October in Cork...

Music | News 23% |  2 Sep 2013
LISTEN: New Arctic Monkeys The Hot Press Newsdesk
‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High’ went down a storm at Stradbally last night, now hear its b-side....

Music | Interview 23% | 11 Jan 2012
The Green Revolution Roisin Dwyer
Hmmm... 2011, the year of global economic crisis and a punishing domestic budget. But it seems the old adage of creativity flourishing in times of recession is true, as we added a plethora of top long-players to our iPods, and basked in the glow of a dizzying array of exquisite live performances. Long live the downturn!

Music | News 23% | 26 Sep 2007
The Aliens to invade in October The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Aliens are to play Dublin next month.

Music | News 23% | 12 Jul 2011
Michael Franti announces Dublin date The Hot Press Newsdesk
And he's bringing Spearhead along for the ride!

Music | News 23% |  2 Mar 2010
UPDATE: Foals play Heineken Green Spheres date The Hot Press Newsdesk
Which means if you can get your mitts on them that tickets will be free!

Music | Interview 23% |  2 Nov 2010
The Man From UNKLE Craig Fitzpatrick
UNKLE frontman James Lavelle looks back on more than a decade in the business and talks about his involvement with lives of the artists: Follow Me Down, a groundbreaking new documentary film by Relentless Energy Drink

Music | Interview 23% | 18 Oct 2010
The Man From UNKLE Craig Fitzpatrick
UNKLE frontman James Lavelle talks about his involvement with The Lives of the Artists: Follow Me Down, a groundbreaking new documentary film by Relentless Energy Drink.

Music | Interview 23% | 19 Mar 2010
Screen-Age Kicks Celina Murphy
Their spiky dancefloor hit ‘I Can Talk’ is fast becoming this year’s ‘A-Punk’ and they’re about to take their extraordinary live show Stateside, piggybacking with the almighty Phoenix. Given that Kanye West, Daft Punk and Wayne Coyne are already fans, where do Bangor trio Two Door Cinema Club go from here? Celina Murphy catches up with the local boys done good.

Music | News 23% | 26 Aug 2014
Children of the Son & Sample Answer set for Bray co-headliner The Hot Press Newsdesk
Catch the emerging AMA acts at The Harbour Bar this Thursday.

Hot Features | Interview 23% | 11 Sep 2006
Rock goes to college Louise Hodgson
The college circuit is one of the best places to catch the next big thing.

Music | News 23% |  6 Dec 2011
Ham Sandwich to play New Year's Eve in Dublin The Hot Press Newsdesk
Ring in the new year with the band at The Village.

Music | Interview 23% | 10 Aug 2009
Whatever Happened To The Likely Pads? Stuart Clark
It’s no rest for the wicket, as Stuart Clark gets bowled over by the DUCKWORTH LEWIS METHOD. Musical odd-couple Neil Hannon and Thomas Walsh explain why they decided to record a musical homage to cricket and talk about hanging out with Blur’s Damon Albarn, the Governor of the Bank of England and Sir Tim Rice.

Hot Features | Interview 23% | 10 Sep 2013
Hunting Wry And Low Stuart Clark
The Electric Picnic-bound Reginald D. Hunter blends intellectual comedy with yucks that punch straight for the gut. He talks about having a gun pulled on him by a crack-toking chum, the early influence of Irish comedy and his controversial deployment of the ‘n’ word.

Music | Interview 23% | 28 Aug 2012
Untamed Melody Ed Power
Counting down to their Electric Picnic slot Wild Beasts‘s Hayden Thorpse talks Olympics, sexual identity and Liam Gallagher.

Music | Interview 23% | 28 Aug 2012
Boys Will Be Boys Celina Murphy
Between charming our pants off with their last album, Build a rocket boys!, performing at the London 2012 closing ceremony to an estimated global audience of 750 million, and releasing their long-awaited B-sides collection, art-rock titans elbow simply couldn’t be in a better position to steal the show at this year’s Electric Picnic.

Music | Interview 23% | 28 Aug 2012
Shaking All Over Ed Power
As they prep for an Electric Picnic headline slot Alabama Shakes talk life, death and being the year's biggest buzz band.

Music | Interview 23% | 30 Aug 2011
Chilling In The Name Of Ed Power
In the ‘90s, he was the poster-boy for sample-riffic chillout. But DJ Shadow never wanted to be the king of comedown and his subsequent career saw him trying to shake off the tag, sometimes to the disappointment of his fans. Now he’s finally relented with an album that recalls his zeitgeist defining debut Entroducing. But what’s upmost on his mind is the music industry and the internet pirates slowly ripping it limb from limb.

Music | Interview 23% | 23 Feb 2011
Dude Where's My Kaar? Celina Murphy
He has yet to release an album, you won’t remember him from Electric Picnic and he can’t really play an instrument. So why does Cork-based electro whizkid Toby Kaar have our hearts all aflutter?

Music | Interview 23% |  2 Sep 2010
Heart of Glass Ed Power
Gothic bleep-core duo Ethan Kath and Alice Glass, aka CRYSTAL CASTLES, could never be accused of being conventional.

Music | Interview 23% |  2 Sep 2010
The Darling Bud of May Olaf Tyaransen
Stardom beckons for IMELDA MAY. The Dublin rockabilly queen has packed The O2 and dazzled on the BBC’s Later...With Jools Holland. Now she’s about to release her major label debut, a record that looks set to confirm her as one of the outstanding new talents in Irish music. With the countdown underway she weighs in on such diverse subjects as Jedward, the suspected suicide of a concert goer at a Swell Season show and tells us about snuggling in between Quentin Tarantino and Alice Cooper at the Grammys.

Music | Interview 23% |  7 Sep 2009
Hopelessly Devoto To You Stuart Clark
He has one or two other things going on at the moment, but if The Edge happens to be free on the first day of the Electric Picnic there’s a good chance you’ll find him and his wooly hat front of stage for reformed post-punks Magazine.

Music | Interview 23% | 31 Aug 2009
There's Something in the Basement Patrick Freyne
Patrick Freyne talks to Simon Ratcliffe from Basement Jaxx in advance of their Electric Picnic gig and the release of their fifth studio album, Scars.

Hot Features | Interview 23% | 21 Jun 2007
Orbital that you can't leave behind Paul Nolan
Currently promoting his debut solo album The Ideal Condition ahead of his appearance at Electric Picnic, Paul Hartnoll made his name alongside his brother Phil in Orbital, one of the most significant dance acts of the past 20 years.

Music | Interview 23% |  2 Oct 2012
The XX Celina Murphy
Prizes, plaudits and celebrity fans; no band could be more adored right now than The xx, but in spite of their success, these three Londoners remain reluctant to let anyone into their über-exclusive club. As their long-awaited second album hits the shelves, the band’s beatmaker, Jamie Smith, survives a grilling from Celina Murphy.

Music | Interview 23% | 28 Aug 2012
You Dexy Things Olaf Tyaransen
As the awkward squad previously known as Dexys Midnight Runners stage a dramatic return, Kevin Rowland talks about his reputation for perfectionism, putting the band back together and why he doesn’t regret appearing on an album sleeve in women’s underwear.

Music | News 23% | 10 Oct 2007
Johnny Marr says new Smiths boxsets are hopefully on the way The Hot Press Newsdesk
Johnny Marr was in Dublin last week to receive an Honorary Patronage from Trinity College’s Philosophical Society.

Music | Interview 23% | 20 Sep 2007
Kiley Watch The Stars Ed Power
Rilo Kiley have been hailed as the new Fleetwood Mac, and not just for their exquisite soft-rock shimmer.

Music | Interview 23% |  6 Jun 2006
No fest until bedtime Louise Hodgson
Summer festivals are taking place all over the country this year. No matter what your tastes, you’re sure to find something of interest

Music | News 23% | 16 Oct 2007
Fight Like Apes to headline Whelan's The Hot Press Newsdesk
Rising stars Fight Like Apes are set to play their first headline date in Whelan's, Dublin this November to promote their new EP.

Music | News 23% | 23 Jun 2014
Robert Plant for Dublin & Belfast The Hot Press Newsdesk
He'll be bringing his Sensational Space Shifters with him this November.

Music | Interview 23% | 24 Mar 2010
The Passion Machine Stuart Clark
At the end of a victory lap of just about every major music industry awards show going, Hot Press manages to buttonhole the Oxegen-bound Florence Welch backstage at the Meteors. Tired but jubilant, the Amazonian belle of the ball spills the beans on collaborations with Dizzee Rascal and David Byrne, her adoration of Courtney Love and My Bloody Valentine, and reveals that all she ever wanted was to appear in an Andrew Lloyd-Webber production.

Music | Interview 23% |  3 Nov 2010
Royal Flush Celina Murphy
Nearly two years after trippy single ‘Po’ won over the nation’s affections, alt. folk fivesome O EMPEROR have just released their debut album. But just how did Waterford’s laziest cover band morph into one of the most exciting acts in the country? Celina Murphy meets Paul Savage and Brendan Fennessy to talk touring, Dad Rock and earning their Wings.

Music | News 23% | 20 Sep 2012
Ham Sandwich for Dublin The Hot Press Newsdesk
Winter date to close out a busy year...

Music | News 23% | 16 Nov 2009
Oxegen wins big at the Billboard Touring Awards The Hot Press Newsdesk
The annual Irish music festival beat out all others this year for the title of Worldwide Top Festival.

Music Review | Track 23% | 14 Aug 2014
BP FALLON AND THE GHOST WOLVES - Track Review Edwin McFee
I’m Still Legal

Music | Interview 23% |  6 Sep 2013
Too Much Monkey Business Olaf Tyaransen
They graced the Olympics opening ceremony in style and stormed Glastonbury. Now Arctic Monkeys new album AM is getting rave reviews. But the hard work is making Alex Turner just a... little... bit... tiiiiredddd. World domination beckons – but can Alex afford to keep missing his beauty sleep?

Music | Interview 23% | 14 Nov 2006
The Wainwright stuff John Walshe
Rufus Wainwright on family strife, interviews as psychotherapy, sexuality, George W Bush and why he wants Madonna’s kids as fans.

Music | Interview 23% | 28 Oct 2011
Tree Of A Kind Celina Murphy
Love, brotherhood and Japanese robots; you’ll find it all on the debut album by Galway’s answer to Maroon 5. Celina Murphy meets radio-hogging family band The Kanyu Tree

Music | News 23% | 15 Jul 2011
Si Schroeder to unveil new single at Workman's Club The Hot Press Newsdesk
Si Schroeder will launch his new single ‘Jump Ship’ at the The Workman’s Club, Dublin on July 22. You can listen to it now on HotPress.com

Music | News 23% | 11 Sep 2006
Major tax hike on concert tickets The Hot Press Newsdesk
Music industry heads and gig-goers have been hit with the shock news that concerts and festivals are to be hit with a 13.5% VAT rise from the start of next year.

Music | Interview 23% | 20 May 2008
The troubadours of perception Colm O Hare
Pete Cummins, has just released his first album as a solo performer, from which the single ‘Flowers In Baghdad’ was picked up by Neil Young’s website chart

Music | Interview 23% |  3 Nov 2010
Talking Pictures Celina Murphy
Bangor-boys-done-good TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB have managed to squeeze a career's worth of touring and promo into the last six months – which has seen them meet Prince Charles, sell-out two nights in London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, flog the 50,000th copy of debut album Tourist History and, for one Cinema Clubber, get the album art tattooed on his chest! Celina Murphy meets the busiest boys in indie to talk magnums and milestones.

Hot Features | Interview 23% |  4 Jan 2012
Power To The People Celina Murphy
It took no time at all for music lovers worldwide to take a shining to indietronica trio Foster The People, but it may never have happened if the LA rockers hadn’t posted the anthemic ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ online as a free download. Mark Foster tells Celina Murphy all about making it big, avoiding the one-hit-wonder pothole, and remembering the little guy.

Music | News 23% |  8 Jul 2013
New Franz Ferdinand vid The Hot Press Newsdesk
Check out ‘Right Action’ here...

Music | Interview 23% | 16 May 2013
Hot Press meets Noah & The Whale Maeve Heslin
As London nu-folk act Noah & The Whale get set to release fourth album Heart Of Nowhere, frontman Charlie Fink sits down with Maeve Heslin to discuss nostalgia, filmmaking, Twitter... and Stag parties!

Music | News 23% | 17 Dec 2012
The xx for The o2 The Hot Press Newsdesk
The minimalist three-piece are over in June.

Music | News 23% | 27 Oct 2009
Dempsey for Stables The Hot Press Newsdesk
Damien Dempsey has been confirmed to play a rare solo show at the Bog Lane Theatre in Ballymahon, Co. Longford on Saturday November 28.

Music | News 23% | 16 May 2011
Tupelo announce June festival dates The Hot Press Newsdesk
The acoustic roots act will perform at the Temple House music festival next month

Music | Interview 23% | 20 Dec 2005
Shooting from the lip Peter Murphy
Annual article: Flaming Lip Wayne Coyne explains their metamorphosis from scuzzy little death-rock band to space-aged pantomime.

Hot Features | Interview 23% | 27 Apr 2011
The Big Gang Theory Celina Murphy
In just under six years, Northern Ireland’s noisiest and most inspiring export, And So I Watch You From Afar have done it all – and they’ve got the scars to prove it. As they prepare for the release of second album Gangs, Celina Murphy probes guitarist Tony Wright about the glorious sound that made Zane Lowe lose his shit live on air.

Hot Features | Interview 23% |  9 Jan 2012
Engaging With The Enemy Roisin Dwyer
They’re among the world’s most influential hip hop groups – and one of the few modern rap acts with intelligent shit to say about the state of America. In an exclusive Hot Press public interview Public Enemy leader Chuck D. talks race, the emptiness of the bling-chasing lifestyle and why Barack Obama was destined to fail.

Music | News 23% | 18 Dec 2013
Le Galaxie for Kilkenny The Hot Press Newsdesk
The most exciting live act in the country come to the Set Theatre this Saturday.

Music | News 23% | 19 Jun 2013
WATCH: New Arctic Monkeys The Hot Press Newsdesk
See the video for 'Do I Wanna Know?' now.

Music | News 23% | 25 Mar 2013
UPDATE: Azealia Banks confirms two Irish dates The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Harlem rapper plays here this summer...

Politics | Frontlines 23% | 14 Jun 2010
Welcome to Utopia - Co Tipperary Valerie Flynn
For the past 100 years or so, Cloughjordan has been the epitome of a south midlands backwater. But now Ireland’s first self-declared ‘eco village’ is pointing the way for urban living in the country – and its population is booming

Music | News 23% |  9 Jun 2010
Grace Jones to play Irish shows The Hot Press Newsdesk
The larger than life style icon and international diva will bring her dizzying on-stage antics and famous decadence to Ireland this July.

Music | Report 23% | 10 Sep 2010
Back to the Future Anne Sexton
In the years ahead, the government is set to invest billions in education to kick-start Ireland’s “smart economy”. With this in mind, many people are now returning to third-level education to avail of the retraining opportunities on offer.

Music | News 23% | 11 Aug 2014
Rubberbandits commit swanocide + new Gabriel Byrne puppet video The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Rubberbandits radically change direction with ‘Fellas’, a dark pub singalong starring a puppet Gabriel Byrne. Yes, you read that correctly!

Music | News 23% | 10 Jul 2013
Parquet Courts for Whelan's The Hot Press Newsdesk
The old fashioned rock 'n' rollers of the moment make their Dublin bow this October.

Music | News 23% | 13 Sep 2012
Delorentos, The Minutes and more for Guinness Live The Hot Press Newsdesk
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Hot Features | Interview 22% |  9 Dec 2011
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They’re the comedy rap duo who have lit a fire under Irish music, brought the zeitgeist to Limerick and proved that it is possible to be funny, groovy and a little bit scary at the same time. Twelve months since 'Horse Outside', The Rubberbandits are STILL the plastic-bag bemasked twosome on everybody’s lips. Accompanying their exclusive seasonal photoshoot with Hot Press, they talk Christmas number ones, being shadowed by journalists and stuffing a flann under Dolores O’Riordan’s door...

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Music | News 22% |  3 Sep 2013
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Forget your brussels sprouts and stuffing sandwiches – Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the festive chinwag that is the Hot Press Summit. The great and good of the year in music 2012 gather to discuss the Savita Halappanavar tragedy, Chris Brown’s attempted rehabilitation and the pros and cons of poppy-wearing. words: Stuart Clark: photos Graham KeoghForget your brussels sprouts and stuffing sandwiches – Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the festive chinwag that is the Hot Press Summit. The great and good of the year in music 2012 gather to discuss the Savita Halappanavar tragedy, Chris Brown’s attempted rehabilitation and the pros and cons of poppy-wearing. words:

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Music | News 22% |  7 Sep 2011
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Leftfield add Tripod date The Hot Press Newsdesk
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Hot Features | Interview 22% |  2 Apr 2014
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Through pure hard graft, a flair for working the crowd and some killer tunes, The Riptide Movement have risen from their roots as Grafton Street buskers to conquer territories as far afield as Russia and India. With a third album on the way, the 'Tide seems unstoppable right now. Olaf Tyaransen infiltrates the Movement for a pint and a chat...

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The dance-pop duo are back with their fifth album.

Music | News 22% | 20 Sep 2011
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Act-of-the-weekend Savages hypnotising a packed Cosby Tent, a shambolic Palma Violets charming all, Hudson Mohawke providing the coolest late night soundtrack around – Craig Fitzpatrick caught it all at a beautiful Saturday Picnic.

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Hot Features | Interview 22% |  2 Oct 2012
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Hot Features | Interview 22% | 25 Apr 2006
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Music | News 22% | 23 Jan 2013
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Music | News 22% | 30 Oct 2012
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Gavin Friday is among the most artistically ambitious Irish musicians of the past thirty years. With a superb new album, entitled catholic, under his belt, he talks about the death of his father, the breakup of his marriage, the end of the Prunes, working with Naomi Campbell, Courtney Love and Cillian Murphy – and the making of his finest album yet…

Hot Features | Interview 22% | 15 Oct 2009
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Comedian of the moment Andrew Maxwell talks about his recent car-crash gig in Dublin, in which he staggered on stage drunk and promptly blacked out, the controversy over Tommy Tiernan's comments on the holocaust and his love/hate relationship with Ireland. Plus, why we're to blame for our current economic crisis and how going to the same school as U2 helped turn him into ther performer he is today.

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WATCH: New video from Featuring X The Hot Press Newsdesk
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Music | Interview 22% | 26 Jun 2012
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Since winning an Oscar for Once, Glen Hansard‘s life has swerved like an out of control rollercoaster. There was a whirlwind romance with, and painful separation from, Markéta Irglová; the suicide of a fan which left him with brains on his shoes and a chasm in his soul and the strange guilt he felt at being successful. With his first solo album about to be released, he pulls up a stool and explains how he learned to stop worrying and love his new life in New York.

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It's been over four intriguing years since Damien Rice's extraordinary debut album O was launched. That record went on to become a huge underground international hit, selling in excess of 2 million copies. Now his long-awaited follow-up – the similarly simply titled 9 – is finally ready to hit the shops. So how did Rice so successfully capture the collective imagination? And will the latest instalment in the Rice musical biography propel him to even greater heights? Hot Press talks exclusively to some of the key players in his remarkable rise and rise.

Music | News 22% | 21 Aug 2007
The Undertones announce Dublin show The Hot Press Newsdesk
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Steve Reid brings his jazz ensemble, featuring Four Tet man Kieran Hebden – to Dublin next month.

Music | News 22% |  2 Oct 2009
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Music | News 22% | 25 Mar 2010
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A busy run in a busy run...

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Music | News 22% | 20 Nov 2009
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Fans have voted Ireland’s Oxegen as the ‘Best Overseas Festival’ at the prestigious Festival Awards.

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Naked Camera star PJ Gallagher tells all on the joys of festival sobriety, random acts of heckledom and his reputation as a right prankster.

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Gil Scott-Heron announces Dublin date The Hot Press Newsdesk
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Music Review | Track 22% |  6 Oct 2011
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Donegal man fends off Sheffield scamps in close-fought contest at the top of the Indie Album Chart...

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Hot Press is again among the big winners in the latest JNRS results, with an increase of over 50% in readers over the past twelve months making it the best performing magazine in the survey for the second period in a row. This is the sixth six-month period running that Hot Press has increased its reach.

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The rock world is in mourning today after police in Ann Arbor, Michigan confirmed that Ron Asheton of The Stooges has been found dead in his home.

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Music | News 22% | 15 Feb 2010
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Music | News 22% | 23 Aug 2011
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Music | Report 22% | 12 Jan 2012
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Hot Press picks the homegrown noisemakers who are just too good to let slip under the radar. We’ve left out those who’ve arguably already made it such as Maverick Sabre and Two Door Cinema Club. Instead we’ve focused on the newcomers who may not yet be in the limelight but from whom you’ll be hearing lots in 2012!

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