Electric Picnic

Electric Picnic announced its initial lineup for 2012 today for Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September in Stradbally Hall, Co. Laois.

Update: Bat For Lashes, Tindersticks and The Killers (Sunday) were added overnight.

The Cure, Sigur Rós, Elbow, Grizzly Bear, Orbital, Christy Moore, The Roots, Hot Chip, Glen Hansard, The xx, Metronomy, The Horrors, Azealia Banks, Roots Manuva, Bell X1, Staff Benda Bilili, Milagres, Ed Sheeran, Alabama Shakes, Cranes, Little Roy, John Digweed, Land Lovers, Baxter Dury, Jonathan Wilson, Solar Bears, Fatoumata Diawara, Willis Earl Beal, Lanterns On The Lake.

Tickets for the weekend are €230 plus fees on sale tomorrow morning at 9am. Full info below.

Also lined up for this year as in other years: Body & Soul, Mindfield, Global Green, Salty Dog, Theatre Of Food, Comedy, Trenchtown, Fossets Circus and more.


Weekend Ticket €230 / Family Camping Ticket €230 per adult (2 kids under 12 permitted per adult)
Sunday Day Tickets: EU99.50 (No camping permitted)
Campervan Tickets for access to Regular & Family Campervan Parks are €60.
Over 18’s but Kids U12 welcome

Tickets are available from ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets. Payable in installments. All ticket prices include booking fee & VAT. Phone / internet bookings are subject to 12.5% service charges. Agents fee is €2.50.

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5 Responses to “Electric Picnic lineup: Grizzly Bear, The Cure, Elbow, Sigur Rós, Azealia Banks, The Roots, Hot Chip, The xx & more”

  1. stripeyjumper

    I think it’s a really strong line-up, but this is the first year I’m definitely going so I was always going to be announced. Of the 28 bands announced I want to see about 14, so think that’s a pretty good hit rate. And I love (LOVE!!!) Grizzly Bear, so it certainly looks pretty good to me. And assume it will only get better too.

  2. Sean Conroy

    The Cure will be interesting. Their last few shows were about 45+ songs long and the encores were packed with hits. But they’ve been known to knock out b-sides and rarities for almost entire shows. Hope it’ll be a crowd pleaser!

  3. Hudd_Missile

    It’s a shame all the tramps from Oxegen will be doing their best to ruin what looks to be yet another outstanding line up

  4. stephen mccarthy

    sigur ros will be great … again. can’t say its an exciting line up, still haven’t seen metronomy but it sounds like there live shows are seriously weak. alot of these bands have made it over before, done the picnic or equally large shows, so it sort of seems like lazy line-up. christy moore AT the picnic WILL be epic. i wonder what effect the missing oxegen will have, i wonder is this part of a master plan? grizzely bear, the xx, metronomy, the horrors, elbow would be a big draw for me, but its nothing exciting. still not sold on azealia banks either, 212 was fucking solid, but still only one song.  i fucking love the picnic, and i will never bitch about having such an incredible festival on my doorstep, but like a proud parent i just want it to be the best festival it can be! my wishlist to be added to line up would include – chairlift, st vincent, the cast of portlandia, david bowie, leila, philip glass, schoolboy q, future islands and whitney houston 

    • jimmy chin

      i would like to see whitney aswell, along with tupac and michael jackson



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