Electric Picnic line-up and brand new stage announced

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The long-awaited Electric Picnic 2019 line-up was announced this morning with The Strokes, Hozier, Florence and the Machine and The 1975 set to headline in Stradbally.

SEE THE FULL LINE UP HERE.

In an exciting new addition, festival organisers have also announced a brand new 8,000 capacity mega-stage for electronica and dance music.

This year Electric Picnic will reveal an exhilarating new world FREETOWN on the land where the Oscar Wilde Campsite was. 

Construction will shortly get underway to create a whole new town within the festival's mind-blowing creative acreage, located on the pastureland formerly occupied by the Oscar Wilde Campsite.

Organisers have described what to expect in this new Freetown:

"Anchored by Terminus, a brand new 8,000 capacity mega-stage for electronica and dance (presented as an Eastern Bloc architectural colossus), Freetown will rise from the ground for just 4 days of the year.

"Also within its walls, the labyrinthine streets of Providencia will unveil catch-it-while-you-can Latino life down every alley-way, around every corner, while on its outskirts, Spike Island - a swamp hut jumping with seisiúns of slip-jigs, The Oasis, an improvised home-place for the gaggle of idealists and a brand new Cirque on the edge of town where death-defying, jaw-dropping acts of edgy spectacle unfold.

"In Freetown, fizzing neon will blink promises at you, and towering billboards may claim truths. Brought to you by the Electric Picnic team that created Berlinhaus, Salty Dog and Trailer Park, we look forward to unveiling something completely thrilling for you.

"We welcome Freetown to our Electric Picnic world, a world full of surprises with its music, culture, imagination, with laughter and magic around each nook and cranny, where you happen up many wonderful areas …… Body and Soul – the creative oasis and pulsating heart of the festival, the whimsical world of The Hazel Wood deep in the forest, the reggae world of Trenchtown and the long-abandoned city of Anachronica, the theatrical and the debauched Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow, the engaging spoken word arena of Mindfield andTheatre of Food serving  homage to all things gastronomic, the irreverent, satirical Comedy Tent and our very special Comedy Night with its all-female line-up on Thursday night for those early arrivés!"