- 19 Aug 16
The famous couches are ready for the journey to Stradbally – and our guestlist is already looking rather tasty…
When Team HP decamps for Electric Picnic, it will be with our famous couches in tow, as the Hot Press Chatroom returns to Stradbally for yet another year of chats, tunes and surprises.
Last year saw a veritable who's who of the festival squeeze between our tentflaps, as the likes of Gavin James, Bob Geldof, Tame Impala and Chvrches drew monstrous crowds over the three days.
And while there's still a host of names to be unveiled for this year's proceedings, we've already been inundated with RSVPs from the stars of the line-up – and all with the correct box ticked too! From international giants like Editors and Chic's Ralph Rolle to homegrown sensations including Picture This, Rusangano Family, R.S.A.G., The Academic and The Blizzards, some of the most exciting acts of the weekend will be wagging chins with our team.
The latest to plan a visit is the iconic ABC man Martin Fry, who'll undoubtedly have a few rib-tickling tales from the '80s to share. Indie royalty The Frank & Walters will also drop by, along with the always entertaining Le Galaxie.
Add in the much-anticipated return of The Strypes – who rank among our favourite visitors ever – as well as some chucklesome chats with Alison Spittle and Andrew Stanley, and it's all shaping up very nicely indeed!
Of course, there's a galaxy of stars still to be announced for the Chatroom – keep a close eye on hotpress.com for updates over the coming fortnight!