8 acts not to miss at this weekend's Electric Picnic.
What: The French duo make their long awaited debut at the festival this year. If their videos are anything to go by, this is going to be a trip and a half.
When and where: Sunday, 7.30pm @ Rankin's Woods
What: The Dublin crooner returns for the busk of his life. Rest assured, it'll be a somber affair, but people are expected to pack out the tent to hear that voice.
Where and when: Saturday, 5:15pm @ Rankin's Woods
Must-listen: Moments Passed
What: Making the XXL Freshman list for 2018 is no mean feat, and the Don proved her callibre on her recent mixtape 'Secure'. Expect fire delivery and a larger-than-life stage presence from the rapper ready to usurp Cardi B.
When and where: Sunday, 4:45pm @ Rankin's Woods
Must-listen: Hurting Me
What: Playing no less than three sets over the weekend, there really is no excuse for missing this young man. His lyrics will make you wonder how you’ve managed to claim english as your first language your whole life, yet never come close to grasping it as well as he has. Expect transfixing storytelling and poetry in motion.
Where & When: Friday 7:10pm, Other Voices, Saturday 5:50pm Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow, Sunday 7pm Body & Soul
What: These boys have been steadily creeping their way into the limelight for the past year getting honourable mentions from those who know. Their live shows blow all their studio recordings out of the water. Make sure you catch them now ahead of their debut album set to be released this year and the indisputable new wave of fans.
Where & When: Sunday 8:15pm, Body & Soul
Must-Listen: Boys in the Better Land
King Kong Company
What: Another must-see live act, this band of cardboard box and gorilla mask wearing musicians blew the roof off the Electric Arena last year and are sure to do the same again. Their infectious energy and mind-blowing visuals will not leave you disappointed.
Where & When: Friday 8:30pm, Electric Arena
Nile Rodgers & Chic
What: Nile Rodgers and Chic have once again graciously decided to descend upon Stradbally to remind us all that disco is not dead. If previous sets are anything to go by, this will be a conveyor belt of tunes you’d forgotten you loved and will undoubtedly leave you wanting more.
Where & When: Sunday 5:30pm, Main Stage
Must-Listen: Le Freak
What: This young Australian has been making waves in the dance scene of late. Not dissimilar to the likes of Mura Masa, another ‘bedroom producer’ who’s tipped to do great things.
Where & When: Sunday 1:30am, Little Big Tent
Must-Listen: Feel Good House