- 17 Aug 17
The xx, A Tribe Called Quest, Duran Duran, Annie Mac, The Divine Comedy, John Connors and Phil Jupitus are all on the menu for our special issue ahead of September's Stradbally weekender!
A 21-page feature on Electric Picnic sees Hot Press' finest music heads profile all the headline acts, as well going through the top Irish and international acts to catch across the weekend.
We also have Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac talking about the biggest dance acts at EP and why festival organisers need to do more to encourage gender equality and safety when it comes to drug use at these events. On top of that, we speak to famed British comedian Phil Jupitus, orchestral pop veteran Neil Hannon (from The Divine Comedy), and Love/Hateactor John Connors ahead of their appearances at Stradbally.
And firmly tooting our own horn, we also give you a preview of the Hot Press chatroom at Electric Picnic, where many of the names mentioned above will sit down with us for a chinwag. Phil Jupitus, Annie Mac and John Connors have already RSVP'd to join us, while The Strypes, Ralph Rolle, Soule and The Frank and Walters will also be sitting on the Hot Press sofa across the weekend.