Legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy are among a batch of new artists announced for Electric Picnic today. The seminal group, led by Chuck D and Flava Fav, who will make their debut appearance in Stradbally, will be joined for the three day arts and music festival by New York pop-rock outfit The Drums, whose 'Let's Go Surfing' was a soundtrack to last summer.
Also added are BLONDE REDHEAD; ZOLA JESUS; SANTIGOLD; THE UNDERTONES; THE FAMILY STONE; JOAN AS POLICEWOMAN; POWER OF DREAMS; BEST COAST; YUCK and 3 EPKANO.
The latest additions for the Stradbally extravaganza join a line-up that already includes ARCADE FIRE; PULP; THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS; INTERPOL; PJ HARVEY; BEIRUT; DEATH IN VEGAS; MOGWAI; JIMMY CLIFF; DJ SHADOW; WHITE LIES; OMD; MIDLAKE; THE CHARLATANS; LYKKE LI; BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE; THE GO! TEAM; BOYS NOIZE; TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS; FLYING LOTUS and many more.
EP '11 takes place from Sept 2-4 in Stradbally, and tickets are on sale now.
More additions were also announced last week for the upcoming Body and Soul festival, taking place on June 18th & 19th in Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath. They are:
Nicolas Jaar, Lisa Hannigan, Delorean, Don Letts and Parish.
The initial line-up for the gig includes Fat Freddy's Drop, Holy Fuck, Lamb, Mount Kimbie, The Field, Plaid, Arborea, The Correspondents, Joris Voorn, Brandt Brauer Frick, Darkstar, Toro y Moi,Cloud Castle Lake and Lisa O Neill.
Tickets are available now from €99. See here for more.