It's an ELECTRIC PICNIC EXTRAVAGANZA! With plenty of the big Stradbally names recently announced, Hot Press catches up with some of the biggest. Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine shares her Picnic memories, James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers talks about his party animal past and staying strong creatively and Belle And Sebastian also find time for a chinwag.
The massive interviews keep coming as we meet Marina & The Diamonds, Modest Mouse, Duke Special and more. Turning to film, Laois lad done good Robert Sheehan opens up about moving to LA.
We also remember the late, great Tony Fenton.
Elsewhere, our team of critics run the rule over new albums from Villagers, James Bay, Modest Mouse and more and report on gigs from the likes of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Royal Blood.