Electric Picnic line-up announced

27 March 2008
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The Sex Pistols, Sigur Rós¸ My Bloody Valentine and Franz Ferdinand are amongst the acts confirmed for this year's Electric Picnic festival, which takes place from 29 - 31 August.

The Sex Pistols will be making their first Irish appearance, while My Bloody Valentine will play their first Irish date in 17 years.

Other acts confirmed to play include That Petrol Emotion; Wilco; George Clinton and the P-Funk Allstars; Nick Cave's Grinderman; Christy Moore; Duffy; Goldfrapp; The Gossip; CSS; The Roots; The Breeders; Lisa Hannigan, Sinead O'Connor and Cathy Davey, while Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst will play a solo show.

The three-day event will once again take place at Stradbally Hall, Co Laois. Weekend Tickets cost €240 and go on sale tomorrow at 9am.

The line-up so far:

Sex Pistols, Sigur Ros, Grinderman, Franz Ferdinand, George Clinton & The P-Funk Allstars, My Bloody Valentine, Goldfrapp, Christy Moore, Wilco, The Gossip, Duffy, Underworld, Tinariwen, CSS, Tindersticks, New Young Pony Club, Josh Ritter, Lisa Hannigan, Cathy Davey, That Petrol Emotion, The Breeders, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sinead O'Connor, The Waterboys, The Roots, Kila, Micah P Hinson, Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Hayseed Dixie, Candi Staton, Juana Molina, Turin Brakes, Faust, Midnight Juggernauts, Tartit, Hadouken!, Silver Apples, Mark Geary, Teitur, Blitzen Trapper, Absentee, Balanescu Quartet, Lou Rhodes, Adrian Crowley, One Day International, The Yard Dogs, Tobias Froberg, Boss Volenti, Dawn Landes, Constantines, Yacht, Lionheart Brothers, Large Mound, Emmy the Great, Foals, Kormac & the BSQ Band, Jape, Noisettes, Dublin Gospel Choir.




Well fair play to them. They've succeeded in pricing everyone I know out of one of the best weekends of the summer. Nice work Aitken

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