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LCD Soundsystem, Lana Del Rey and Chemical Brothers were just announced for Electric Picnic 2016

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NEW ORDER, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, Lana Del Rey and Chemical Brothers are among the main acts announced for this year’s Electric Picnic festival.

Super Furry Animals, Haim and Todd Terje will also make their way to Stradbally on the first weekend in September.

All 27 of the first acts announced are right here:


LCD Soundsysem have made a return to live touring after a brief retirement in 2011. Frontman James Murphy has been back to Stradbally several times since the band last played in 2010, most recently running the Despacio tent at last year’s festival. He’s obviously a Laois fan.

Lana Del Rey played an infamous show in Dublin’s Vicar Street in 2013, where she broke down on stage, explaining later:

I thought it was sad to be in Ireland singing for people who really cared when I wasn’t sure if I did.

She returned to play in Cork in July 2014.


Day tickets for Sunday sold out this morning after promoters gave weekend and day tickets an extra push ahead of this afternoon’s announcement. Family weekend camping tickets and campervan tickets are also sold out.

The day by day breakdown will not be announced until closer to the event.

Festival goers can once again avail of an installment plan which allows them to spread the cost of tickets over three months.

O2 Wireless Festival 2007 - London James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem Source: GENE WEATHERLEY

A loyalty system using discount codes which rewards those who’ve attended the festival over several years came to an end last November.

Weekend camping tickets are priced at €234.50.

Electric Picnic Festival Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

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