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Music | News 100% | 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.

Music | News 95% | 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 94% |  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.

Music | News 92% |  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 91% | 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.

Music | News 91% | 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 91% | 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 90% | 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 90% | 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 89% |  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 89% |  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 89% | 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 89% | 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.

Music | News 89% | 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 88% | 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 88% | 30 Aug 2007
Electric Picnic Competition Winner The Hot Press Newsdesk
5 pm: The Winner of the Electric Picnic Tickets is:

Music | News 87% | 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 87% |  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 87% | 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 87% | 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 87% |  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 87% | 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 86% | 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 86% | 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 86% | 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 | News 86% | 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 86% | 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 86% | 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.

Music | News 86% | 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 85% | 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...

Music | News 85% | 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.

Politics | Bootboy 85% |  1 Nov 2010
Electric Picnic & Soul Poison Dermod Moore
Our columnist takes issue with John Waters' negative comments about Electric Picnic

Music | News 85% | 21 Aug 2012
Electric Picnic Forest Stage line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
The magical Forest Stage of Electric Picnic

Music | News 85% | 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 84% | 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 Review | Live 84% |  7 Sep 2007
Electric Picnic 2007: Saturday Ed Power
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 Review | Live 83% | 10 Sep 2007
Electric Picnic 2007: Sunday Hannah Hamilton
From the goodtime vibes of Hot Chip to the full-on sonic assault of Primal Scream, this year's Electric Picnic achieved the impossible by being even more fab than its predecessors.

Music Review | Live 83% |  1 Sep 2008
Electric Picnic 2008: Friday Ruraidh Conlon O'Reilly
Friday at Electric Picnic saw Sigur Ros pull off a spellbinding main stage performance, Christy Moore lift the mood of all, and many comings and goings at the Hot Press Chatroom.

Music | News 83% |  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 83% | 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 82% |  2 Feb 2012
Electric Picnic wins big at festival awards The Hot Press Newsdesk
Eight gongs for the Stradbally spectacular...

Music | News 78% | 10 Aug 2015
Mark McCabe and The Venga Boys for Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
90s fans are in for a major throwback treat as Mark McCabe and The Vengaboys have been added to the Electric Picnic line-up

Music | News 78% |  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 | News 77% |  8 Dec 2006
Electric Picnic 2007 preparations commence The Hot Press Newsdesk
And tickets are available from Monday.

Broadcast | Video 77% | 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 76% | 14 Jun 2013
Fancy playing Electric Picnic? The Hot Press Newsdesk
The guys from the Stradbally shindig are looking for acts..

Music | News 76% |  8 Aug 2012
More additions to Electric Picnic line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
Cathy Davey, Cashier No. 9 and Davit Kitt have joined the party...

Music | News 76% |  7 Sep 2016
Electric Picnic confirm 2017 dates, capacity & ticket discount scheme Stuart Clark
Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday

Broadcast | Video 75% |  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 | News 75% | 22 Jul 2014
Electric Picnic unveil new additions to line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
James Vincent McMorrow heads the acts added to the Stradbally bill.

Broadcast | Video 75% | 12 Jun 2013
Watch: Electric Picnic 2013 Promo The Hot Press Newsdesk
The festival returns for its 10th outing on August 30

Music | News 75% |  7 Jul 2014
Bacardi announces lineup for Casa Bacardi Arena at Electric Picnic 2014 The Hot Press Newsdesk
The lineup for the stage will consist of international headliners and popular homegrown talent.

Music | News 74% | 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...

Music | Interview 74% | 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 74% | 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 74% | 31 Aug 2007
RTE 2XM to offer 'Picnic Basket' catch-up service The Hot Press Newsdesk
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 74% |  2 Aug 2011
Bacardi Get Together at Electric Picnic takes shape The Hot Press Newsdesk
Get those dancing shoes ready.

Music | News 74% | 11 Aug 2008
Electric Picnic temple builders hold warm-up party The Hot Press Newsdesk
This Thursday (August 14) Dublin's Radio City will host a warm-up party for the groups who've been commissioned to build a full-scale temple to be burnt at the end of the festival.

Music | News 74% | 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 74% | 17 Feb 2010
Electric Picnic to announce line-up details on March 24 The Hot Press Newsdesk
We are officially excited!

Music | News 74% | 29 Aug 2014
Full Mindfield line-up for Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
You can see who's doing what and where now online.

Music | News 73% | 24 Aug 2010
ESB Picnic Power The Hot Press Newsdesk
Cyclists will power the sustainable showers at this year's Electric Picnic - so don't forget to pack your bikini!

Music | News 73% |  2 Sep 2009
Stage Times up for Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Detailed running order available

Music | News 73% | 31 Aug 2013
Electric Picnic issue ecstasy warning The Hot Press Newsdesk
Picnic organisers warn festival-goers of dodgy ecstasy pills...

Music | News 73% |  1 Aug 2014
Electric Picnic 2014 is SOLD OUT The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Stradbally festival sold out in record time this year.

Music | News 73% | 18 Aug 2011
White Lies join the Hot Press Chatroom @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Another name joins the fray!

Music | News 73% | 25 Aug 2014
Sitemap for Electric Picnic 2014 now online The Hot Press Newsdesk
Check out the lay of the Stradbally land for this weekend.

Music | News 73% | 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 73% | 22 Aug 2011
The Go! Team join Hot Press Chatroom @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Another name for the list!

Music | News 73% |  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 73% | 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 73% |  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 73% |  1 Sep 2012
WATCH: Croupier @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Hot Press sits down with the excellent act...

Music | News 73% |  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 | Interview 73% | 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 72% |  5 May 2010
New Electric Picnic Additions The Hot Press Newsdesk
EELS, Friendly Fires and more announced for Laois Festival

Music | News 72% | 17 Aug 2011
Hot Press Chatroom @ Electric Picnic returns! The Hot Press Newsdesk
Check out the first acts announced.

Broadcast | Video 72% | 10 Sep 2015
Hot Press Chatroom @ Electric Picnic: Andrew Stanley The Hot Press Newsdesk
The rib-tickler extraordinaire popped by our tented abode ahead of hosting the Comedy Stage at Electric Picnic, hoping for a more peaceful festival than he'd experienced earlier this summer

Music | News 72% |  3 Sep 2007
Sadness after death at Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
The mood on Sunday morning in Stradbally was sombre as Picnic-goers woke up to the tragic news.

Music | News 72% | 30 Aug 2013
Electric Picnic pressies to celebrate 10th birthday The Hot Press Newsdesk
Each Picnicker will get their own cake...

Music | News 72% | 26 Aug 2014
Win a pair of Electric Picnic Tickets! The Hot Press Newsdesk
Get involved with the Hot Press Treasure trail right now.

Music | News 72% | 31 Aug 2011
Love Music Hate Racism @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Check out the line-up at the stage's festival debut!

Music | News 72% |  3 Sep 2011
And Day Two has kicked off at Electric Picnic! The Hot Press Newsdesk
We've got Mundy, Ham Sandwich, Death In Vegas and OMD in the Hot Press Chatroom...

Music | News 72% | 21 Jun 2011
More acts for Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Warpaint, The Rapture, James Blake and many more!

Music | News 72% |  2 Sep 2011
Hot Press TV @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Like a fly on the wall...

Music | News 72% | 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 72% | 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 71% | 24 Aug 2011
Beirut join the Hot Press Chatroom @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Yet another big musical name will be stopping by at Stradbally

Music | News 71% | 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 71% | 28 Aug 2014
Get the official Electric Picnic App The Hot Press Newsdesk
The new app will house timetables, reminders, news and you'll be able to chat with other Picnicers.

Music | News 71% |  2 Sep 2011
Day One kicks off at Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Hot Press Chatroom is gearing up for one star-studded weekend!

Music | News 71% | 23 Jun 2009
Electric Picnic MindField details announced The Hot Press Newsdesk
There's some very good news for Jon Snow fans!

Music | News 71% |  5 Sep 2011
Electric Picnic 2011 wraps up The Hot Press Newsdesk
Three great days of music and chat have drawn to a close in Stradbally

Music | News 71% | 22 Aug 2014
WATCH: Heineken Sound Atlas teaser video The Hot Press Newsdesk
Before Brooklyn arrives at Electric Picnic, a taste of things to come…

Broadcast | Video 71% |  1 Sep 2012
WATCH: Kid Karate @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Propulsive two-piece chat to Hot Press...

Music | News 71% | 20 Apr 2011
Electric Picnic 2011 additions! The Hot Press Newsdesk
Santigold, Best Coast, Public Enemy, Joan as Policewoman and more....

Music | News 71% | 29 Aug 2014
2015 Electric Picnic tickets go on sale on Monday The Hot Press Newsdesk
This year’s festival may be totally sold-out, but you can bag tickets for the 2015 Electric Picnic on Monday at noon.

Music | News 71% | 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 71% | 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 71% |  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 70% | 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 70% | 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 70% |  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 70% | 16 Aug 2011
Body & Soul at Electric Picnic line-up revealed The Hot Press Newsdesk
Check out the full breakdown.

Music | News 70% | 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 70% | 26 Aug 2013
Electric Picnic 2013: Main Stage Times Revealed The Hot Press Newsdesk
Start making those all-important plans...

Music | News 70% | 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 70% | 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 70% | 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 70% | 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 70% | 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 70% | 16 Jul 2009
Electric Picnic announces comedy line-up. The Hot Press Newsdesk
Sean Hughes tops the Stradbally Laughs bill.

Music | News 70% | 27 Aug 2014
Electric Picnic Photo Galleries 2004-2013 The Hot Press Newsdesk
 

Music | Interview 70% | 24 Aug 2006
Getting there Daniel Finn
And other useful Electric Picnic facts.

Music | News 70% |  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 69% | 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 Review | Live 69% |  8 Sep 2011
Electric Picnic: Sunday, September 4 Ed Power
day3.ep.sept/04/2011.

Music | News 69% | 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 69% | 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 69% | 30 Jul 2009
More Electric Picnic acts announced The Hot Press Newsdesk
They include a back in business Lamb.

Music | News 69% | 30 Aug 2013
Electric Picnic 2013 is off and running The Hot Press Newsdesk
The gates are open in a sunny Stradbally for Electric Picnic 2013...

Music | News 69% | 15 Apr 2009
Electric Picnic bill unveiled The Hot Press Newsdesk
Orbital, Flaming Lips, Basement Jaxx, Madness & MGMT are among the headliners.

Music | News 69% |  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 69% |  2 Sep 2006
Electric Picnic 2006 is go! The Hot Press Newsdesk
Electric Picnic 2006 began yesterday (September 1) in fine style.

Music | Interview 69% |  4 Oct 2005
Tales from the chat room Shilpa Ganatra
Along with the music, beer and scoffing, there was some serious talking done at the Electric Picnic. Shilpa Ganatra was taking notes as The Chalets, Flaming Lips, JJ72, Bob Mould, James Blunt, Tommy Tiernan, Declan O’Rourke and The Devlins were subjected to a public grilling by the Hot Press journalistic elite. And John Walshe.

Music | News 69% | 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.

Music | News 69% | 12 Aug 2013
EXCLUSIVE: Electric Picnic day by day breakdown The Hot Press Newsdesk
Hot Press can exclusively bring you the day by day breakdown of the acts playing the Electric Picnic, which takes place in Stradbally from August 30 – September 1.

Music | News 69% |  2 Mar 2016
10 acts we'd like to see at this year's Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
With the Electric Picnic announcement due shortly we've picked the 10 acts we'd most like to see on this year's bill

Music | News 69% |  5 Sep 2015
Electric Picnic Day One Review The Hot Press Newsdesk
Grace Jones, Ride & HamsandwicH were among those tickling Hot Press' fancy!

Music | News 69% |  4 Sep 2006
Electric Picnic: Sunday report The Hot Press Newsdesk
The last day of Electric Picnic was marked by sunny skies and chilled-out vibes.

Music Review | Live 69% |  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 69% | 27 Aug 2013
Electric Picnic 2013: Body & Soul stage times The Hot Press Newsdesk
Le Galaxie at 3am? Bring it on...

Music | News 69% | 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.

  69% | 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 Review | Live 68% |  8 Sep 2011
electric picnic: friday, september 2 Celina Murphy
 

  68% | 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 68% | 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 | News 68% |  4 Aug 2010
Janelle Monáe leads Electric Picnic additions The Hot Press Newsdesk
The equally fabulous Neon Indian have also joined the September 3 to 5 line-up.

Music | News 68% | 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 | News 68% | 16 Jul 2008
Electric Picnic expands line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
As the countdown to Electric Picnic continues, line-up additions are gathering pace, with dozens of acts added in the last few days.

Music | News 68% | 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 68% | 10 Aug 2012
Electric Picnic reveals Comedy Tent line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
It'll have you in stitches...

Music | News 68% | 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 68% |  1 Sep 2010
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Features | Reports 67% | 16 Sep 2008
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Broadcast | Gallery 66% | 20 Mar 2014
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Broadcast | Gallery 66% | 30 Aug 2013
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Music | News 66% | 29 Aug 2013
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Broadcast | Gallery 66% |  3 May 2013
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Broadcast | Gallery 66% |  6 Sep 2012
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Broadcast | Gallery 66% |  6 Sep 2011
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Broadcast | Gallery 66% |  3 Sep 2011
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Music | News 66% | 25 Aug 2011
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Broadcast | Gallery 66% |  9 Sep 2010
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Broadcast | Gallery 66% |  6 Sep 2010
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Broadcast | Gallery 66% |  6 Sep 2010
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Broadcast | Gallery 66% |  7 Sep 2009
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Music | News 66% | 30 Jul 2008
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Music | News 66% | 31 Mar 2006
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Music | News 66% | 23 Mar 2006
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Music | News 66% |  5 Sep 2005
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Features | Reports 66% | 13 Sep 2007
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Music | News 66% | 24 Aug 2011
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Music | News 66% | 21 Aug 2009
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Music | News 64% | 22 Mar 2006
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Music Review | Live 63% |  7 Sep 2006
   
They said it couldn’t be done, but this year’s Electric Picnic achieved the impossible by being even more joyous, vibey and action-packed than its predecessors. Hot Press was in the thick of things as 200 acts and 30,000 music lovers descended on one very big house in the country.

Music Review | Live 62% | 30 Aug 2014
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A stunning set from the Bray man on EP's Main Stage.

Music | News 61% | 31 Aug 2014
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All the buzz live from the festival site

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Music | News 60% | 18 Aug 2014
RTÉ announce Electric Picnic 2014 coverage The Hot Press Newsdesk
RTÉ Two, RTÉ 2fm and the RTÉ Player will get you as close to the Stradbally action as possible without a ticket.

Music | News 60% |  2 Mar 2012
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New acts announced already...

Music | News 60% |  2 Mar 2016
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Music | News 60% | 30 Aug 2013
Jagwar Ma, Polica & Palma Violets for HP Chatroom The Hot Press Newsdesk
Yet further additions to our tent...

Music | Interview 60% | 22 Aug 2013
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Music | News 59% |  3 Jul 2008
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Music | Report 59% |  7 Sep 2015
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Music Review | Live 59% | 31 Aug 2014
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Music | News 58% | 16 Mar 2009
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UK giants Festival Republic are coming on board

Music | News 58% | 15 Jul 2015
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Once again, the Stradbally weekender will be a Fairtrade festival

Music | News 58% |  1 Jul 2015
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Music | News 57% | 11 Nov 2014
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The two Irish events are nominated for European Festival Awards

Broadcast | Video 57% | 17 Sep 2015
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Music | Interview 57% | 18 Oct 2006
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Music | Interview 57% |  2 Sep 2005
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Music | News 57% |  2 Jun 2015
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15 weird and wonderful wheeled creations set for Stradbally

Music | News 57% | 20 May 2015
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An international feast set for Stradbally

Music | News 57% | 23 Feb 2015
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Designers, architects, illustrators and technicians unite! Your services are required

Music | Interview 57% | 22 Aug 2005
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Broadcast | Video 57% | 21 Oct 2015
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The full Stradbally interview with the Cavan rockers.

Broadcast | Video 57% | 10 Sep 2015
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Music | News 57% | 24 Aug 2015
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Music | Interview 57% | 22 Aug 2005
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Music | News 56% | 31 Aug 2014
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Music | Interview 56% | 22 Aug 2005
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Music | News 56% | 29 Aug 2011
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You can get the full rundown now

Music | News 56% |  4 Mar 2015
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Stradbally organisers have just rolled out the heavy-hitters.

Music | News 56% |  5 May 2015
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A great line-up has just gotten even better!

Music | News 56% |  8 Aug 2012
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Music Review | Live 56% |  2 Sep 2016
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Broadcast | Video 56% |  6 Oct 2006
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Ireland's adopted son gives us a candid interview.

Features | Interview 56% |  2 Sep 2010
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Music | News 56% | 30 Aug 2014
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It was a terrific start to the Stradbally weekend and our team of snappers caught plenty of the action.

Broadcast | Video 56% | 18 Oct 2006
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Electric Picnic is going back to the 90s with this classic dance band.

Music Review | Live 56% |  1 Sep 2014
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Music | News 56% | 29 Aug 2008
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With just a few a minutes to go till the punters arrive, the Hot Press Chatroom is looking fab, and we're ready to rock 'n' roll, with times confirmed for this evening's acts.

Music | News 56% |  1 Sep 2010
UPDATE: And the winner is... The Hot Press Newsdesk
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Broadcast | Video 56% | 16 Sep 2015
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Watch the always dapper and genial William Doyle in conversation.

Music | News 56% | 31 Aug 2014
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An ebullient, cancer free Nile Rodgers turns Stradbally into Studio 54.

Music | News 56% | 11 Jul 2011
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Attention artful and creative types!

Music | News 56% | 12 Aug 2014
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Music | News 55% | 16 Aug 2016
Electric Picnic announces new lakeside swimming area The Hot Press Newsdesk
Pack your trunks if you're headed to Stradbally this year

Music | News 55% | 15 Jul 2008
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Fatboy Slim has told Hot Press he’s looking forward to a good old-fashioned rave at the Stradbally spectacular.

Music | News 55% |  1 Sep 2016
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Features | Interview 55% |  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 55% | 11 Aug 2014
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Music | News 55% |  3 Aug 2016
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Music | News 55% |  3 Sep 2011
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Hot Press catches up with the synth obsessives on day two of the Stradbally festival.

Music | News 55% | 31 Aug 2014
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A spirited, soulful performance that confirms Sinead as a revitalised force.

Music | News 55% | 23 Aug 2012
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Broadcast | Video 55% |  6 Oct 2006
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Music | News 55% | 12 May 2016
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Hot Press favourite Cian Finn will perform his outstanding album 'This Applies' in full.

Music | News 55% |  2 Sep 2012
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The boys stopped by ahead of their must-see performance last night...

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We've also lots of lovely crowd shots!

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It's all go in the Hot Press Chatroom...

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Rocking the HP Chatroom, Sprockets style...

Music | Interview 55% | 22 Aug 2005
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Music | News 55% | 19 Aug 2015
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Featuring interviews with the Stradbally-bound likes of Bob Geldof, Chvrches, Shamir and Gavin James.

Music | News 54% | 24 Aug 2006
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The act that were seen as the coup of the Electric Picnic have been forced to pull out.

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If one of our photographers nabbed you for a photo over the weekend, you might well feature here...

Music | News 54% |  4 Aug 2009
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Music Review | Live 54% |  1 Sep 2008
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Music Review | Live 54% |  8 Sep 2011
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day2.ep.sept/03/2011.

Music | News 54% |  6 Sep 2009
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Music | News 54% | 31 Aug 2012
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Check out some sumptuous live shots of KBB in action...

Music | Report 54% |  2 Sep 2011
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Music | News 54% | 31 Aug 2013
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Music | News 54% | 10 Jun 2008
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Santogold and Crystal Castles are among the acts just added to the bill for this year's Electric Picnic.

Music | News 54% |  5 Sep 2016
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If you're heading home from Electric Picnic this afternoon, you can do your bit for refugees in Calais by leaving your tent behind. The "Tents for Calais" initiative will ensure that your old tents will be put to good use by sending them to the under-resourced refugee camp in northern France.

Broadcast | Video 54% | 10 Sep 2013
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Broadcast | Video 40% |  6 Oct 2006
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Music | Interview 40% | 31 Aug 2004
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Music | News 40% | 31 Jul 2014
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Music | News 40% | 27 Aug 2015
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Music | Interview 39% | 26 Aug 2016
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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.

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Music | News 39% | 21 Jul 2015
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Music | Report 39% | 21 Jun 2013
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Music | News 39% |  5 Sep 2015
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Music | Interview 39% | 23 Aug 2013
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Music | News 39% |  3 Sep 2015
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Music | Interview 39% | 24 Aug 2006
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Music | Interview 39% |  1 Sep 2016
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Music | News 39% |  3 Sep 2016
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Music | Interview 39% |  1 Sep 2011
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Music | News 39% | 20 Jul 2011
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Music | News 39% | 26 Aug 2010
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Dubliner White Noise brings his outrageous orally orchestral offerings to Stradbally next weekend

Music | News 39% | 30 Jun 2016
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Music | News 38% |  2 Jun 2016
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Music | Interview 38% | 30 Aug 2016
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Broadcast | Video 38% | 15 Sep 2016
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Music | News 38% |  1 Sep 2016
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Music | News 38% | 30 Jul 2010
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Music | Report 38% | 13 Apr 2011
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Music | Interview 38% | 28 Aug 2012
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Broadcast | Video 38% | 17 Dec 2015
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Music | News 37% |  5 Sep 2010
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Music | Interview 37% |  3 Sep 2007
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Music | Interview 37% | 24 Apr 2009
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Music | Interview 37% |  2 Sep 2010
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Music | News 37% | 31 Aug 2016
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Ireland's hottest hip-hoppers close the bill - and the nation's finest horn-blowers fire the unmissable opening shot!

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One of our own kicks things off – while the final bow is left to veterans of the festival arena

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Pantha du Prince promises a stellar finish to matters – but there's plenty more star turns to look out for

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It might be taking a rest day to begin – but the stage explodes into life from the start of Day 2!

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Music | News 37% | 31 Aug 2016
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Music | News 37% | 31 Aug 2016
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The second stage kicks off with an almighty bang as Wales' finest close matters out for night one

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Music | News 37% | 31 Aug 2016
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Check out who'll be on rib-tickling duties as the tent opens its flaps for its first day

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Broadcast | Video 37% | 10 Sep 2015
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Broadcast | Gallery 37% |  7 Sep 2015
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Broadcast | Video 37% |  6 Sep 2015
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Colm O'Regan tells us the highlight of last night and what we're looking forward to tonight

Broadcast | Gallery 37% |  6 Sep 2015
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Broadcast | Gallery 37% |  6 Sep 2015
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Broadcast | Gallery 37% |  6 Sep 2015
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Broadcast | Gallery 37% |  6 Sep 2015
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Broadcast | Gallery 37% |  5 Sep 2015
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Broadcast | Gallery 37% |  5 Sep 2015
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Broadcast | Gallery 37% |  5 Sep 2015
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Broadcast | Gallery 37% |  4 Sep 2015
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Broadcast | Gallery 37% |  4 Sep 2015
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Music | News 37% |  4 Sep 2015
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Music | News 37% | 21 Aug 2015
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Broadcast | Gallery 37% |  5 Sep 2014
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Music | News 37% |  1 Sep 2014
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Music | News 37% |  1 Sep 2014
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Music | News 37% | 31 Aug 2014
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Music | News 37% | 31 Aug 2014
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Broadcast | Gallery 37% | 31 Aug 2014
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Music | News 37% | 31 Aug 2014
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Main stage rocked by Scottish troubadour

Music | News 37% | 30 Aug 2014
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They operate best under cover of darkness, but still put in a strong show as the sunshine appears...

Music | News 37% | 30 Aug 2014
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Dublin synth merchants rock Rankin Woods stage

Music | News 37% | 30 Aug 2014
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Music | News 37% | 30 Aug 2014
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Once adored by the indier-than-thou crowd, Foals are now a mainstream proposition in the best possible sense.

Broadcast | Gallery 37% | 30 Aug 2014
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Music Review | Live 37% | 30 Aug 2014
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A stunning set from the Dublin four-piece on the Body & Soul Main Stage.

Music Review | Live 37% | 30 Aug 2014
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Music | News 37% | 30 Aug 2014
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Broadcast | Gallery 37% | 29 Aug 2014
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Music | News 37% | 29 Aug 2014
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Cork five-piece announce their time to shine

Music Review | Live 37% | 29 Aug 2014
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Sleep Thieves wake up Body & Soul at EP 2014.

Music | News 37% | 28 Aug 2014
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Music | Interview 37% | 26 Apr 2011
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Music | News 37% | 13 Aug 2008
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"Due to phenomenal demand," Elbow have added to their Electric Picnic, Dublin and Belfast dates with a second Ambassador show.

Music | News 37% | 29 Jul 2008
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Gemma Hayes adds two post Electric Picnic dates in Ireland before jetting off on her UK tour.

Music | News 37% | 11 Jun 2007
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Music | News 37% | 19 Aug 2016
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The famous couches are ready for the journey to Stradbally – and our guestlist is already looking rather tasty…

Music | News 37% | 21 Apr 2009
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Music | News 37% | 27 Mar 2014
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More festival chats from the Hot Press crew.

Music | Interview 37% | 24 Aug 2006
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Features | Interview 37% | 30 Aug 2011
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Broadcast | Video 37% | 15 Oct 2015
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Music | News 36% | 11 Oct 2007
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Music | Interview 36% |  2 Sep 2011
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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

Music | News 36% | 29 May 2009
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And we're claiming them under the grandparent rule!

Music | Interview 36% | 27 Aug 2007
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Ahead of Electric Picnic, seminal band Sonic Youth chat to Hot Press.

Music | News 36% | 25 Mar 2014
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Day two of our raiding exploits.

Broadcast | Video 36% | 30 Aug 2013
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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 | News 36% |  3 Sep 2015
Niall Breslin to take part in Electric Picnic talk + The Blizzards update The Hot Press Newsdesk
You'll be able to catch him on Saturday in MindField

Music Review | Live 36% |  4 Sep 2016
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There's nothing like a gospel choir to shake the sleepy heads in the morning

Music | News 36% |  2 Sep 2004
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WATCH: Joey Bada$$ debuts video for ‘Devastated’ The Hot Press Newsdesk
Electric Picnic-bound hip-hop star premieres new promo

Music | News 36% | 24 Aug 2015
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Bag yourself three tunes from one of our Electric Picnic picks

Music | Interview 36% | 18 Sep 2013
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For fans of Irish music this year’s Electric Picnic offered many reasons to be cheerful

Music | Interview 36% | 14 Oct 2011
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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 | News 36% | 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 36% | 10 May 2005
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Already announced for the Electric Picnic festival, The Human League will play a headline date in Co. Kerry

Music | Interview 36% | 20 Aug 2013
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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 | News 36% | 28 Jul 2016
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Eleanor Friedberger, Ezra Furman, Girls Names & Overhead, The Albatross play the festival within a festival!

Music | News 36% |  2 Sep 2016
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ABC's Martin Fry, Booka Brass Band and Ryan Sheridan are just a few of the names ready to come calling today

Music | Interview 36% |  8 Dec 2010
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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 Review | Single 36% | 14 Nov 2006
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Music | News 36% |  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 36% | 10 Sep 2012
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Making the world seem a shinier, happier place...!

Music | Interview 36% |  5 Sep 2006
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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.

Broadcast | Video 36% | 18 Sep 2015
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When the boys popped by our Chatroom at Electric Picnic a few weeks ago, they brought a present for us, all the way from Japan. It's basically ruined any chance we had of doing something useful today

Music | News 36% | 22 Aug 2013
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Niall Breslin, better known as Bressie, will appear at the Mindfield - Spoken Word arena to discuss his campaign for mental health.

Music | News 36% | 25 Mar 2014
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We find more gems.

Music | News 36% | 19 Jun 2008
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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 36% | 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 36% |  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 Review | Single 36% | 16 Aug 2006
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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 36% |  9 Sep 2009
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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 36% | 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 | News 36% | 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 36% | 21 Sep 2011
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An arresting conversation...

Music | Interview 36% | 27 Aug 2004
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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 36% |  2 Sep 2010
Getting There: How to make your way to the picnic Roe McDermott
 

Politics | Frontlines 36% |  6 Sep 2010
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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 36% | 27 Aug 2014
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Simon Amstell, Seann Walsh, David O'Doherty and The Rubberbandits are just some of the big names bringing the mirth to Stradbally.

Music | News 36% | 24 Aug 2011
Favourite Sons to release new single The Hot Press Newsdesk
The band will also play at Electric Picnic.

Music Review | Live 36% | 10 Sep 2012
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With Lianne La Havas, Lee “Scratch” Perry and Cashier No. 9...

Music | News 36% | 30 Mar 2016
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The rock trio will play Electric Picnic in September

Music | News 36% | 27 Aug 2014
EP Electric Arena Stage times confirmed The Hot Press Newsdesk
The biggest tent in Stradbally unveils timetable

Music | News 36% |  7 Aug 2008
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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 36% | 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 | Interview 36% | 29 Aug 2005
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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.

Music | News 36% | 24 Mar 2015
WATCH: New video from Florence + The Machine The Hot Press Newsdesk
An epic promo from the forthcoming Electric Picnic headliner.

Features | Interview 36% |  2 Sep 2010
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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 36% |  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 36% |  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 | News 36% | 30 Sep 2013
Jagwar Ma for Dublin The Hot Press Newsdesk
Sydney outfit are over next May...

Music | Interview 36% | 26 Aug 2015
Chvrches Interview Edwin McFee
Electric Picnic-bound Chvrches dish the dirt on their new album, offer their thoughts on the You Tube generation and tell us how they feel about being immortalised in comic book form

Music | News 35% | 30 Sep 2010
Leftfield for the Tripod The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Electric Picnic headliners are over before Christmas.

Music | News 35% | 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.

Features | Interview 35% |  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 35% | 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 | Interview 35% |  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 | Interview 35% |  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 35% | 26 Aug 2009
Electric Picnic day by day breakdown announced The Hot Press Newsdesk
Schedule for the weekend is released.

Music | News 35% | 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…

Music Review | Live 35% |  8 Sep 2011
Electric Picnic: Pulp Review Ed Power
pulp.ep.sept/04/2011

Music | Interview 35% |  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 Review | Live 35% | 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 35% | 17 Sep 2013
John Grant for Dublin and Galway The Hot Press Newsdesk
Innovative singer is over in early 2014...

Music | News 35% | 31 Mar 2015
TXFM celebrates first birthday The Hot Press Newsdesk
One of Dublin's eminent alternative music stations turns 1 and offers listeners a chance to win Electric Picnic tickets

Music | News 35% | 27 Jun 2016
Chic drummer looking to bring his Soul Snacks Cookie Company to Ireland The Hot Press Newsdesk
Ralph Rolle will be road testing his seriously tasty baked goods at Electric Picnic

Music | News 35% |  1 Sep 2015
Revisiting Florence + The Machine's first Electric Picnic gig Stuart Clark
Stuart Clark looks forward to Florence + The Machine's friday night headliner, and recalls Ms. Welche's first Picnic visit

Music | News 35% |  5 Sep 2013
Nina Nesbitt announces Academy date The Hot Press Newsdesk
Singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt announces Academy date

Music | News 35% |  6 Sep 2016
Áine Cahill announces Christchurch Cathedral gig Stuart Clark
Following her Electric Picnic stormer, the Cavan singer is playing her biggest Dublin headliner yet

Music | News 35% | 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 35% |  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 | Interview 35% | 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 35% |  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 | News 35% | 13 Sep 2010
Nova Static Launch Debut EP The Hot Press Newsdesk
Band to follow up Electric Picnic performance

Music | Interview 35% | 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 Review | Live 35% | 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 | News 35% | 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 | Interview 35% | 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 35% |  7 Sep 2016
Le Galaxie announce Halloween party for The Olympia Colm O'Regan
The electro-rocking quartet follow their Electric Picnic exploits with confirmation of a right knees-up in the capital

Music | Interview 35% |  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 | Interview 35% |  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 | News 35% | 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 35% |  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 | News 35% | 29 Aug 2013
WATCH: New Hot Sprockets video The Hot Press Newsdesk
Plus details of their Electric Picnic appearances...

Music | Interview 35% | 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 Review | Live 35% | 10 Sep 2012
Electric Picnic review: Saturday Celina Murphy
Delorentos, Wild Beasts and The Roots...

Music | News 35% | 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 35% |  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 | News 35% |  6 Sep 2015
ELECTRIC PICNIC: Day Two Review The Hot Press Newsdesk
Paul Nolan's Blur love affair has ratcheted up another few gears!

Features | Ad Feature 35% | 11 Aug 2016
Electric Picnic's hottest party to be found at CASA BACARDÍ Sponsored by BACARDÍ
The Stradbally weekender is recognised as being the country's finest knees-up – and nowhere will be popping on September 2-4 quite like CASA BACARDÍ

Music | News 35% | 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 | Interview 35% | 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.

Features | Reports 34% | 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 | Interview 34% | 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 Review | Live 34% | 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 | News 34% | 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!

Features | Reports 34% | 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 34% |  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 34% | 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.

Music | News 34% | 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.

Features | Interview 34% | 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.

Features | Interview 34% | 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.

  34% | 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 34% | 20 Jan 2015
Countdown to Ed! Watch Sheeran in the HP Chatroom The Hot Press Newsdesk
A memorable chinwag with Celina Murphy from Electric Picnic 2012...

Features | Interview 34% |  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 34% |  1 Sep 2015
Tame Impala confirmed for Hot Press Chatroom The Hot Press Newsdesk
Kevin Parker's lot will be joining us at Electric Picnic!

Music | News 34% | 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!

Music | News 34% |  2 Sep 2015
Electric Picnic Archives: Manic Street Preachers The Hot Press Newsdesk
Always an entertaining bunch in an interview, here are a few of our fave chats with the Manics...

Music | News 34% | 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.


Features | Reports 34% |  2 Sep 2015
Electric Picnic preview: Blur Craig Fitzpatrick
Long acknowledged as the best of britpop, their reunion has seen Blur properly transcend eras and genres. As they take their seat at the greatest bands of all time table. They bring their cool new treats to Stradbelly.

Music | News 34% | 14 Aug 2015
WATCH & LISTEN: FKA twigs delivers EP & video The Hot Press Newsdesk
Ahead of her much-anticipated Electric Picnic appearance.

Music | News 34% | 28 Apr 2016
Hennessy Lost Fridays confirm Royal Hibernian Academy party in May The Hot Press Newsdesk
It's being curated by the people behind Electric Picnic's Salty Dog stage

Broadcast | Video 34% | 15 Dec 2015
GAVIN JAMES HOTPRESS.COM TAKEOVER: Watch his HP Chatroom appearance The Hot Press Newsdesk
He was all sorts of wonderful when he dropped into us at the Electric Picnic

Features | Reports 34% | 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 34% | 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.

Music | News 34% | 15 Oct 2013
WATCH: Maud In Cahoots - 'Breakdown' The Hot Press Newsdesk
Plus where to catch them this week...

Music | News 34% | 14 Sep 2015
Niall Breslin Book Goes to Top of Irish Book Charts The Hot Press Newsdesk
Having led a discussion at Electric Picnic, the Voice of Ireland coach outpaced both Paul Williams and legendary Irish playwright Sean O’Casey to get to No.1!

Features | Reports 33% | 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 33% |  2 Sep 2015
Fresh Electric Picnic Stage Times released The Hot Press Newsdesk
Details for Electric Arena, Cosby Stage, Little Big Tent and more...

Music | News 33% | 28 Aug 2009
Mick Flannery added to Chatroom line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
And he's bringing his guitar with him!

Features | Comedy 33% | 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 33% | 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.

Broadcast | Gallery 33% |  8 Sep 2015
Electric Picnic - Blur, Belle & Sebastian, Grace Jones and more!!!  
Electric Picnic - Blur, Belle & Sebastian, Grace Jones and more!!!

Broadcast | Gallery 33% |  7 Sep 2015
Electric Picnic 2015 - Sunday Night  
Electric Picnic 2015 - Sunday Night

Music | News 33% | 13 Jul 2015
High Hopes Choir set for Electric Picnic Stage The Hot Press Newsdesk
Formed in a three-part documentary aired on RTE last December, the 60 member choir will follow in the footsteps of The Dublin Gospel Choir in performing at Electric Picnic this year

Music | News 33% |  9 Mar 2015
WATCH: Jerry Fish Electric Picnic video The Hot Press Newsdesk
The video premieres keep on coming with Jerry Fish treating us to this dreamy montage of his 2014 Electric Picnic exploits.

Music | News 33% | 19 Dec 2014
George Ezra confirmed for the Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
George Ezra is the latest act to be added to the bill for Electric Picnic, which returns to Stradbally from September 4-6.

Music | News 33% |  5 Sep 2014
James Vincent McMorrow in the Hot Press Chat Room! The Hot Press Newsdesk
The singing-songwriting sensation stopped by for a chat at this year's Electric Picnic and you can check out the exclusive video interview right here!

Music | News 33% | 29 Aug 2014
James Vincent McMorrow confirmed for the Hot Press Chatroom @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Hot Press Chatroom @ Electric Picnic additions keep on coming with James Vincent McMorrow having a natter with us tomorrow at around 8pm.

Music | News 33% | 28 Aug 2014
We Have A WINNER: The Hot Press Treasure Trail No 4: Match The Year The Hot Press Newsdesk
We will shortly announce here the winner of the final Hot Press Treasure Trail.

Music | News 33% | 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 33% | 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 | Video 33% | 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 33% |  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 33% | 25 Sep 2013
VANN Music @ Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Fun and frolics from rising Irish act...

Music | News 33% |  1 Sep 2013
Gallery: Saturday at the Hot Press Chatroom The Hot Press Newsdesk
Check out all the action from Day 2 in the Hot Press Chatroom...

Music | News 33% | 31 Aug 2013
Miles Kane @ Hot Press Chatroom The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Liverpudlian dropped by the HP Chatroom yesterday...

Music | News 33% | 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 Review | Track 33% | 10 Sep 2012
Sigur Rós at Electric Picnic Craig Fitzpatrick
A thoroughly majestic performance...

Music Review | Live 33% | 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 33% |  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

Music | News 33% |  2 Sep 2012
WATCH! John Cooper Clarke in the Chatroom The Hot Press Newsdesk
The English bard called in, not once, but twice!

Broadcast | Gallery 33% |  1 Sep 2012
Electric Picnic 2012 live Friday  
Live shots from Friday at Electric Picnic

Broadcast | Gallery 33% | 31 Aug 2012
Kormac's Big Band @ Electric Picnic 2012  
Kormac's Big Band @ Electric Picnic 2012

Music | News 33% | 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 33% | 27 Jun 2012
Electric Picnic additions The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dexys and Villagers are among the acts coming to Stradbally.

Music Review | Live 33% |  8 Sep 2011
Electric Picnic: Arcade Fire Review Craig Fitzpatrick
arcadefire.ep.sept/03/2011.

Music | News 33% |  8 Sep 2011
Rubberbandits in the Hot Press Chatroom at Electric Picnic The Hot Press Newsdesk
Watch the full unexpurgated video here!

Music | News 33% |  2 Sep 2011
Olaf Tyaransen on Gavin Friday The Hot Press Newsdesk
Some post-Chatroom reflection from HP'a writer-at-large...

Broadcast | Gallery 33% | 28 May 2011
GIL SCOTT-HERON AT ELECTRIC PICNIC 2010  
Photos from his performance at last years Electric Picnic festival.

Broadcast | Video 33% |  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 33% |  8 Nov 2010
Beardyman - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Beardyman

Broadcast | Video 33% |  8 Nov 2010
Brian Deady - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Brian Deady

Broadcast | Video 33% |  8 Nov 2010
Cathy Davey - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Cathy Davey

Broadcast | Video 33% |  8 Nov 2010
Channel One - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Channel One

Broadcast | Video 33% |  8 Nov 2010
Dead Cat Bounce - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dead Cat Bounce

Broadcast | Video 33% |  8 Nov 2010
Duke Special - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Duke Special

Broadcast | Video 33% |  8 Nov 2010
Field Music - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Field Music

Broadcast | Video 33% |  8 Nov 2010
Fight Like Apes - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Fight Like Apes

Broadcast | Video 33% |  8 Nov 2010
Heathers - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Heathers

Broadcast | Video 33% |  8 Nov 2010
Hurts - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Hurts

Broadcast | Video 33% |  8 Nov 2010
Imelda May - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Imelda May

Broadcast | Video 33% |  8 Nov 2010
Indica - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Indica

Broadcast | Video 33% |  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 33% |  8 Nov 2010
Jerry Fish - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Jerry Fish

Broadcast | Video 33% |  8 Nov 2010
Leftfield - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Leftfield

Broadcast | Video 33% |  8 Nov 2010
Stars - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Stars

Broadcast | Video 33% |  8 Nov 2010
The Dublin Gospel Choir - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Dublin Gospel Choir

Broadcast | Video 33% |  8 Nov 2010
The Mighty Stef - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Mighty Stef

Broadcast | Video 33% |  8 Nov 2010
The National - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
The National

Broadcast | Video 33% |  8 Nov 2010
The Riptide Movement - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Riptide Movement

Broadcast | Video 33% |  8 Nov 2010
These New Puritans - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
These New Puritans

Broadcast | Video 33% |  8 Nov 2010
Unkle - Hot Press Chatroom Electric Picnic 2010 The Hot Press Newsdesk
Unkle

Music | News 33% |  5 Sep 2010
O Emperor confirmed for Chatroom interview The Hot Press Newsdesk
Paul from the Waterford/Cork collective will also perform an acoustic set

Music | News 33% |  5 Sep 2010
Dead Cat Bounce wrap up our Chatroom The Hot Press Newsdesk
It's been an amazing day here - now to hit the arena for some Massive Attack, National and UNKLE

Music | News 33% |  4 Sep 2010
Heathers added to tomorrow's Picnic line-up The Hot Press Newsdesk
The sister act will replace The Tallest Man On Earth in the Crawdaddy tent

Music | News 33% |  4 Sep 2010
Stef pays homage to GaGa The Hot Press Newsdesk
The Mighty Stef played a few choons in our Chatroom - including a haunting rendition of Lady GaGa's 'Bad Romance'!

Music | News 33% |  4 Sep 2010
And So You Watched Them From.. up quite close actually! The Hot Press Newsdesk
Chris and Tony from And So I Watch You From Afar are our latest Chatroom alumni

Music | News 33% |  4 Sep 2010
Dublin Gospel Choir for Chatroom The Hot Press Newsdesk
The perfect antidote for hungover heads on Sunday!

Music | News 33% |  4 Sep 2010
Ladies and Gentlemen: Leftfield! The Hot Press Newsdesk
The night is really just beginning here at Stradbally, but we're finishing up Saturday's Chatroom on a high...

Music | News 33% |  2 Sep 2010
Final EP ticket winner The Hot Press Newsdesk
We've got one last pair to give away...

Music | News 33% | 31 Aug 2010
Stand by - another pair of EP tickets are about to be given away! The Hot Press Newsdesk
We'll be announcing our next winner at 5pm - and they'll have 15 minutes to claim their tickets...

Music | News 33% | 31 Aug 2010
UPDATE: Another day, another winner! The Hot Press Newsdesk
Congratulations to Sarah Emerson who has claimed her prize and is officially Stradbally bound!

Music | News 33% | 30 Aug 2010
Body & Soul announce Picnic stage times The Hot Press Newsdesk
We suspect they're going to be rather busy at 10 o'clock on Friday night!

Broadcast | Gallery 33% |  7 Sep 2009
Sunday Live At Electric Picnic 2009  
A visual round-up of the final day of Electric Picnic 2009

Music | News 33% | 22 Jul 2009
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Music | News 33% | 30 Aug 2008
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Broadcast | Gallery 33% | 30 Aug 2008
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Broadcast | Gallery 33% | 29 Aug 2008
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Music | News 33% |  7 Aug 2008
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Music | News 33% |  3 Jul 2008
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Broadcast | Gallery 33% | 27 May 2008
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Broadcast | Video 33% | 31 Oct 2007
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Music | News 33% | 31 Aug 2007
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Music | News 33% | 26 Mar 2007
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Music | News 33% | 18 May 2006
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Music | News 33% | 23 Feb 2006
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Music | News 33% | 20 Feb 2006
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Music | News 33% |  2 Sep 2005
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Music | News 33% |  1 Sep 2005
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Music | News 33% |  7 Sep 2010
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Music | News 33% | 30 Aug 2007
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Music | News 33% |  6 Sep 2010
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Music | News 33% | 18 Sep 2008
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Music | News 33% | 19 Jan 2010
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Music | News 32% | 19 May 2008
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Music | News 32% | 28 Aug 2012
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Features | Reports 32% | 15 Aug 2013
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Music | News 32% | 28 Aug 2012
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Music Review | Live 32% | 13 Sep 2013
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Music Review | Album 32% | 23 Aug 2007
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Music | News 32% |  3 Sep 2009
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Music | News 32% |  2 Mar 2010
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Music | News 32% | 14 Jan 2011
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Music | Homefront 32% | 15 Aug 2013
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Music | News 32% | 25 Jul 2016
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Music | News 31% | 13 May 2009
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Music Review | Live 31% | 24 Sep 2007
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Music | News 29% | 16 Oct 2012
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Broadcast | Video 29% | 13 Sep 2011
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Music | News 29% |  1 Apr 2008
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Broadcast | Video 29% | 20 Sep 2005
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Broadcast | Video 29% | 20 Sep 2005
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Music | News 29% | 16 Mar 2006
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Music | News 29% |  4 Mar 2015
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Just announced as an Electric Picnic headliner, we revisit a vintage 2010 interview with Florence Welch...

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One way in which the Government can immediately improve Ireland's fiscal status is by reviving our flagging tourism industry.

Music Review | Live 28% | 13 Sep 2013
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If I were to rock up to work in a leopard-skin print shirt I’d have the piss unmercifully ripped out of me, but all Miles Kane gets is admiring glances.

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The 140 character-forming interview...

Music | Interview 27% |  9 Nov 2006
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The UK-based band Gang Of Four will be storming Dublin's Tripod come December.

Music | News 27% | 24 Mar 2014
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Music | News 27% |  2 Sep 2014
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Dublin duo eye up October show

Music | Interview 26% | 10 Jan 2006
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Music | Interview 26% |  2 Sep 2016
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Music | Interview 26% |  4 Jun 2016
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Music | News 26% | 23 Feb 2009
Irish Festival Awards announced The Hot Press Newsdesk
Over 11,000 online voters have had their say.

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The Aftermath announce single release and tour dates The Hot Press Newsdesk
The mod-pop band from the midlands announce the release of the title track from their second album Lost Possession.

Music | Interview 25% |  4 Jun 2016
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Music | Interview 25% |  9 Sep 2009
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Stonemason-turned-artful strummer Mick Flannery talks about nearly winning the Choice Music Prize for his album White Lies, his on-going battle against laziness and his dreams of breaking the UK

Music | News 25% | 20 Aug 2013
LISTEN: New Franz Ferdinand album The Hot Press Newsdesk
Yep, all of it.

Music | Interview 25% | 24 Aug 2006
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With his new album Not Fade Away constituting something of a post-major label comeback, David Kitt is gigging for it.

Music | News 25% |  4 Sep 2012
WATCH: New Kid Karate single and video The Hot Press Newsdesk
It's in fancy HD to boot...

Music | News 25% | 21 Aug 2013
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An ensemble fit for literary kings and queens...

Music | News 25% |  5 Sep 2012
Delorentos for Vicar Street this December The Hot Press Newsdesk
Our EP faves have just confirmed a very special Christmas show.

Music | Interview 25% |  6 Nov 2015
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Music | Interview 24% | 31 Aug 2016
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When Gavin James appeared on the cover of Hot Press last November, the 23-year-old singer- songwriter hadjust dropped his debut album, Bitter Pill, and was coming to the tail end of what, by any standards, had been a truly remarkable year.

Music | Interview 24% | 24 Aug 2006
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Anointed by the blogosphere, Tapes ‘N Tapes are just about the hottest thing in indie rock right now. Despite his rather fraught stage persona, frontman Josh Grier turns out to be a picture of charm. And no, he can’t explain the slightly silly name either.

Music | News 24% | 12 Sep 2008
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They rocked us at Electric Picnic, and The Kills return this November with a Tripod show.

Film | News 24% | 18 Aug 2016
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Everybody's talking about The Get Down.

Music | News 24% |  5 Aug 2016
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Returning for it's 4th year, Jerry's cavalcade of capering carnival acts is set to light up the picnic

Music | Interview 24% | 22 Aug 2005
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Music | Interview 24% | 22 Aug 2005
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Music | News 24% |  7 Aug 2012
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The Picnic headliners played a couple of new tracks at a recent Stateside gig...

Music | News 24% | 20 May 2015
LISTEN: New tune from Florence + The Machine The Hot Press Newsdesk
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Music | News 24% |  3 Sep 2013
MS MR announce details of Academy show The Hot Press Newsdesk
After a fantastic EP set, the duo are Dublin-bound this November.

Music | Interview 24% | 19 Nov 2009
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Their odd-ball sound is hard to pin down, but that hasn’t prevented indie rockers 8 Ball from becoming one of the most buzzed about Irish groups on the scene.

Music | Interview 24% | 15 Nov 2013
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Music | Interview 24% |  1 Sep 2016
PICNIC IS HERE: Ryan Sheridan Looks Forward to the Friday Headliners Peter McGoran
Ryan Sheridan began his music career with a meteoric rise to stardom going from busking streets to headlining main stages in less than a year, then going on to play in packed out arenas supporting acts such as Bryan Adams, Britney Spears and The Script.

Music | News 24% |  1 Jul 2013
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It takes place down Stradbally way between August 30 – September 1.

Music | Interview 24% | 13 Oct 2015
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The Irish pop genius behind Rollerskate Skinny is back with a new project that shows his determination to keep moving forward

Music | Interview 24% | 23 Jul 2013
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Having been much buzzed-about online, Chvrches are ready to step into the big leagues with their debut album...

Music | News 24% | 30 Aug 2012
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Three big names will be stopping by our MindField tent for a chinwag.

Music | News 24% |  2 Sep 2016
PICNIC IS HERE: Sample Answer On Electric Picnic Ed Murphy
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Music | Interview 24% | 26 Mar 2012
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We’re loath to call them the thinking man’s Arcade Fire, but there’s no denying that grandiose Aussie rockers The Jezabels have the book smarts to back up their swooning sound.

Music | Interview 23% | 31 Aug 2007
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Primal Scream’s Mani talks to Hot Press about the chances of a Stone Roses’ reunion and the recently deceased Tony Wilson's contribution to pop music.

Music | Report 23% | 25 Feb 2014
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Music | Interview 23% | 21 Aug 2014
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Matt Healy of Mancunian indie quartet The 1975 on international success, dealing with critics, writing with One Direction, supporting the Rolling Stones, and why today’s perceived ‘knobhead’ is often tomorrow’s ‘legend’.

Music | Interview 23% | 23 Oct 2008
Juana Is The Loneliest Number Ed Power
Argentinian comedian turned indie starlet Juana Molina refuses to abandon Spanish and is bemused by lager-swilling Electric Picnickers.

Music | News 23% |  6 Sep 2010
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Your Christmas present problems have just been solved!

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WATCH: SOAK live session The Hot Press Newsdesk
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Music | News 23% |  2 Sep 2016
PICNIC IS HERE: The Strypes On Electric Picnic Ed Murphy
Evan Walsh tells Hot Press all about what to expect from their set, some of his favourite acts playing and a few funny EP stories.

Music | News 23% |  2 Sep 2016
PICNIC IS HERE: Overhead, The Albatross On Electric Picnic Ed Murphy
Ben Garrett chats to Hot Press about what to expect from their set, some of his favourite acts he's seen over the years and a few funny EP stories.

Music Review | Track 23% | 28 Aug 2013
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Music | Interview 23% | 21 Mar 2006
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They were one of the bands that kick-started the synth-rock revolution. Now, The Human League are finally basking in the acclaim they deserve.

Music | Interview 23% | 24 Aug 2006
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Don’t be fooled by the dreadlocks and crusty chic. Piano man Duke Special could be one of the breakthrough Irish talents of the year.

Music | News 23% |  4 Sep 2013
The Beat for Belfast The Hot Press Newsdesk
It might get lively...

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LISTEN: Roisin Murphy Releases New Single The Hot Press Newsdesk
"Exploitation" is the lead single from the electro-pop songstress's upcoming album Hairless Toys.

Music | News 23% | 28 Nov 2014
LISTEN: New Wu-Tang Clan album The Hot Press Newsdesk
Having (metaphorically) kissed and made up, The Wu-Tang Clan are streaming their new album, A Better Tomorrow, in its entirety.

Music | News 23% |  6 Jun 2008
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The New Young Pony Club bring their DJ boxes to Dublin on July 26 for a night of record-spinning mayhem in the Button Factory.

Music | News 23% | 19 Oct 2015
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The Minutes and more will be joining the ringmaster extraordinaire on stage.

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The new issue of Hot Press whets the appetite ahead of the festival with interviews with cover stars Arcade Fire and much much more.

Music | News 23% | 17 Sep 2013
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Neil Hannon and Thomas Walsh are coming your way...

Features | Interview 23% | 27 Aug 2014
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Award winning comic Aisling Bea on switching between sitcoms and live performance, reconnecting with the Abbeyleix massive and unpleasant horsefly encounters.

Music | Interview 23% | 30 Aug 2011
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Their name has emotive connotations but new quintet Ghost Estates are more interested in kicking out the doom-pop jams than making a political statement.

Music | News 23% | 15 Jan 2015
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One of 2015's big buzz bands, The Districts, have confirmed a May 2 show in Dublin's Academy 2.

Music | News 23% | 12 Feb 2013
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The Wicklow event is victorious in four categories.

Music | Interview 23% |  9 Jan 2007
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Annual article: The arrival of Channel 6 was a boom – but music programming on television in 2006 was challenged by reality TV game shows and, increasingly, by YouTube.

Music | Interview 23% |  4 Nov 2009
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Up-and-coming songstress Lisa O’Neill tells Celina Murphy how she has been inspired by Ronnie Drew, Leonard Cohen and Charlie McGettigan.

Music | News 23% |  8 Sep 2005
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A bumper line-up of gigs for the next few months has just been announced, but sadly for the rest of the country, they’re all based in Dublin.

Music | Report 23% |  4 Nov 2010
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News and gossip from the domestic front with Roisin Dwyer...

Music | News 23% |  2 Sep 2016
PICNIC IS HERE: Gavin Glass On Electric Picnic Ed Murphy
Radio Nova's jewel in the crown tells Hot Press all about what to expect from his set, some of his favourite acts playing and travelling to EP with a new bundle of joy.

Music | News 23% |  4 Sep 2016
PICNIC IS HERE: Áine Cahill On Electric Picnic Ed Murphy
The 21-year-old tells Hot Press what to expect from her set, some of her favourite acts playing and how she's ready for all conditions!

Music | News 23% | 24 Aug 2016
Rising Acts: Introducing experimental rock band Vernon Jane The Hot Press Newsdesk
 

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Having examined hundreds of superb entries and put the short list of 30 through a rigorous judging process, we can now reveal the wonderfully deserving winner of the Sony Xperia Hot Press photographic competition...

Music | News 22% | 20 Aug 2015
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Jack Whitehall leads this fortnight's cinematic charge

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Music | Interview 22% | 14 Oct 2011
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He fled war in Africa to make a new life in Ireland. Now Niwel Tsumbu has established himself as one of the country’s most intriguing guitar men.

Features | Interview 22% |  5 Dec 2006
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The creators of the new Eyebrowy DVD expound on the inspiration behind their hilarious cartoons, their decision to leave their Irish characters behind, and how the real-life counterparts of their ‘toon army view their small-screen siblings.

Music | Interview 22% | 24 Aug 2006
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Fresh outta the Hot Press Chatroom!

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Music | News 22% |  8 Sep 2009
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