The Ashtrays, Curtain Alley and The Bicycle Brothers are just some of the bands you’ve never heard of that have been added to this year’s Electric Picnic line-up. Organisers also managed to book The Fridge Magnets, as well as funksters Brown Sauce Sandwich.
Indie rockers Ankle will headline on the Friday night, right after a much anticipated set from Henry Jockins, described in a recent article as this generation’s Limahl.
As you’ve no doubt all heard by now, The Fridge Magnets headline on the Saturday, and the one and only John Smith will close the festival on Sunday with his usual mix of jazz fusion and bluegrass country punk.
Every year, the people behind Electric Picnic put the tickets up for sale way before announcing what acts will perform and every year it sells out in minutes.
Most people of course aren’t too bothered what artists appear, as long as they get to spend the weekend getting off their tits in a field in County Laois.
If you have tickets for this year’s event and don’t recognise some of the artists on the bill, just look at it this way. For every minute these guys are on stage, that’s another minute Lewis Capaldi isn’t, so thank God for small mercies.
The provisional line-up for EP23 is:
Joxer Daly & The Celtic Songbook Band
The Bicycle Brothers
MC Doodle Whip
Brown Sauce Sandwich
The Fridge Magnets
Up The Ra!
The Dog Sniffers