IT IS already completely sold out without any artist announcement, such is the cult following that EP holds for festival goers every year. Festival Republic’s Melvin Benn announced the first additions to the line-up this week.
The Strokes are the big news, reunited and on the comeback trail worldwide. The NYC legends will be joined by Florence + The Machine, Hozier, The 1975.
Other good bookings are Billie Eilish, Christine and the Queens, James Blake, Dermot Kennedy, Jess Glynne, Róisín Murphy, Four Tet, Parquet Courts, The Streets, Years & Years and Metronomy.
Jarvis Cocker and Echo & the Bunnymen are the heritage acts announced so far.
Electric Picnic happens from Friday August 30 to Sunday September 1.