Legendary Patti Smith for Electric Picnic

Rock legend Patti Smith leads the list of 14 more acts for this year’s Electric Picnic in Stradbally from Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September 2012

Rock legend Patti Smith leads the list of 14 more acts for this year’s Electric Picnic in Stradbally from Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September 2012

Globally recognised, internationally respected, rising stars, exciting reformations, national treasures - from the list of acts added to the Electric Picnic line up it’s clear that the festival, as ever, is catering to all musical tastes.

Best known for the legendary “Because The Night” that has been covered by artists all over the world singer-songwriter PATTI SMITH is also a poet and an artist. Her creativity allows a fusion of her poetic lyrics and rock music. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 and with many prestigious awards under her belt Smith truly is a living legend.

Other acts to the line up are: Richard Hawley; Crystal Castles; SBTRKT; Grandaddy; Squarepusher; The Maccabees; Gavin Friday; Van Dyke Parks; Michael Kiwanuka; The Jezabels, Dublin Gospel Choir; Eagle and the Worm; In Tua Nua