- 10 Mar 22
Other big names on the September 2-4 bill are Picture This, Snow Patrol, Fontaines D.C., Anne-Marie, London Grammar, Wolf Alice & Pixies
The first batch of acts has just been announced for the Electric Picnic festival which, after two years on enforced Covid cancellation, is roaring back with one of its most impressive line-ups yet. Tickets will go on sale on Friday March 11 at 9am so phone/computer and credit card at the ready!
A record 70,000 festival-goers will be in daily attendance on the Stradbally Hall Estate, with Dermot Kennedy, Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys & Megan The Stallion, Picture This, Fontaines D.C. and Snow Patrol confirmed as the heavy-hitters this morning.
Here's what the bill looks like:
Here is your first look at the #EP22 line up!
Tickets will go on sale tomorrow at 9am sharp. 🎫✨@ArcticMonkeys / @tameimpala / @DermotKennedy @theestallion / @picturethis / @snowpatrol + many more
TICKETS: https://t.co/rc3iYzartf pic.twitter.com/XA0aTR7YL3
— Electric Picnic (@EPfestival) March 10, 2022
Homegrown talent is more than represented in the first wave of announcements, including performances from Cork singer Lyra; Limerick rapper Denise Chaila; country queen CMAT; Dundalk shoegazers Just Mustard; 'atmosfolk duo' Saint Sister; and poet/producer For Those I Love.
Other names announced for the festival include cult noise-rap favourite JPEGMAFIA, Japanese/American rocker Rina Sawayama, rapper Little Simz and post-punk grouches Sleaford Mods, among a full line-up to be announced.
Making its Stradbally return is the Hot Press Chatroom, which will feature live interviews, acoustic performances and other surprises involving your favourite EP acts and Capel Street journalists. Down through the years our Chatroom sofas have been sat on by everyone from New Order, Gavin James, Garbage and The Roots to Mani, Bob Geldof, Public Enemy and Chvrches.
Who will be sinking into them this year will be revealed closer to the date!
A maximum crowd capacity of 70,000 daily mark one of the changes, confirming a long-mooted expansion of attendees and on-site accommodation. New stages this year include Fishtown, and Mind and Body, which replaces the Body and Soul area of the festival after its 2019 departure.
Stay tuned for more reaction to this morning's announcement.
Weekend Tickets include admission to the festival and camping on Friday September 2nd, Saturday September 3rd, and Sunday September 4th. A family pass includes one adult and two children aged 12 or under. You can also purchase your Electric Picnic 2022 ticket with an Instalment Plan and split the cost of your ticket into three easy payments.
Ticketholders for the cancelled 2020 and 2021 instalments of the festival that have held onto their passes will have them honoured, while new tickets will be made available via Ticketmaster. Refunds had been made available after the 2020 and 2021 cancellations, issued to those unable to take the festival up on their offer within 30 days.
Tickets for Electric Picnic 2022 go on sale tomorrow morning, 11th March at 11am. Visit electricpicnic.ie/tickets/ for more info.