Words: Dray Morgan
The biggest festival in Ireland has included a range of new artists in addition to the initial eleven including PinkPantheress, Ethel Cain, Nia Archives and Many More
Electric Picnic announced their first round of performers in December last year with names such as Billie Eilish, Fred Again and Steve Lacy headlining. Now four months later, the remaining lineup has dropped with some great highlights.
London-Based singer PinkPantheress has had the year of her life, reaching almost 40 million monlthy listeners on Spotify as she received her first Billboard Hot 100 placement of her career, settling within the top five. Her collaboation with rapper Ice Spice has taken over the internet and there’ll be no doubt the performance will be a high point of the weekend.
We keep our promises…. So, here it is- Over 40 brand new names have just been added to your EP23 line-up!! ✨🎪 #EP23 #Electricpicnichttps://t.co/fp86El9b17— Electric Picnic (@EPfestival) April 21, 2023
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Looking at artists closer to home, Selló is set to perform after dropping his debut album Sellótape in October 2022. The rapper from Clondalkin has just come off releasing a new track on GRM Daily, ‘Irish X2’, accompanied by a music video showcasing all facets of Irish culture.
Nia Archives is sure to lock her set down. Her playful, bombastic energy and tracks are exactly what EP 2023 was crying out for. 2022 was a stellar year for the DJ. Her smash hit Boiler Room set and tracks such as ‘Baianá‘, have put her in a lot of peoples’ “Favourite DJ” category.
For those who’s tastes lean more towards Punk and Rock, Viagara Boys has been announced . The Swedish outfit will satisfy their cult Irish following and definitely bring the energy to the stage.
This addition adds a excellent level of depth to the highlight of many Irish festival goers summer. 70,000 attendees are expected to travel to Laois this September
Electric Picnic has said that there are many more acts to be announced before the weekend begins on 1 September. The sold out show hits Stradbally for it’s 19th installment of a weekend filled with music, food, drink, camping and culture.