The lineup for Electric Picnic 2018 has been revealed and it's a damn good one 4 years ago

The lineup for Electric Picnic 2018 has been revealed and it's a damn good one

Well, what's the verdict?

Electric Picnic organisers announced the official lineup for the 2018 edition of the festival on Thursday, with Kendrick Lamar, N.E.R.D and Massive Attack set to headline the annual shindig in Stradbally in late August and early September.

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Amongst the other acts on the lineup are Dua Lipa, Ben Howard, St. Vincent, George Ezra, The Kooks, Garbage and Gang of Youths.

Check out the full list of acts announced for the festival so far below.

  • KENDRICK LAMAR
  • MASSIVE ATTACK
  • N.E.R.D
  • DUA LIPA
  • BEN HOWARD
  • ST. VINCENT
  • KING KRULE
  • GEORGE EZRA
  • THE KOOKS JUNGLE
  • WOLF ALICE
  • CHVRCHES
  • NINA KRAVIZ
  • CIGARETTES AFTER SEX
  • FRIENDLY FIRES
  • GARBAGE
  • DERMOT KENNEDY
  • BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE
  • SIGRID
  • JESSIE WARE
  • JORJA SMITH
  • MOUNT KIMBIE
  • TOM MISCH
  • THE BLAZE
  • STEFFLON DON
  • PEGGY GOU
  • YXNG BANE
  • FIELD MUSIC
  • ALEXIS TAYLOR
  • SEVDALIZA
  • LUCY DACUS
  • LA FEMME
  • INNER CIRCLE
  • JORDAN RAKEI
  • RAYE
  • GANG OF YOUTHS
  • NILUFER YANYA
  • SCARLXRD
  • YELLOW DAYS
  • HAK BAKER
  • TOM TRIPP

There’ll be plenty more to follow between now and August, but the early announcements are certainly enough to whet the appetite of music fans.

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Commenting at the launch of the lineup, Festival Director Melvin Benn said: "Kendrick is the biggest superstar in the world right now."

"Massive Attack are one of my all-time favourite bands, they have huge integrity in everything that they do and they are perfect for Electric Picnic,” Benn added.

"The age range of those who come to the festival is very broad and we want to reflect that."

It was also revealed that a very special comedy night will take place for the 5,000 early entry campers arriving on Thursday night, with an all-female line-up curated by Emily O’Callaghan.

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Electric Picnic takes places from 28 August - 2 September. For tickets and more information on the festival, check out the Electric Picnic website.