Dozens of new acts added to Electric Picnic line up

by Rachel Darcy

The biggest festival on the summer calendar is set to get even bigger, as dozens of new acts have been announced to appear at Electric Picnic this year.

Trailer Park and Trenchtown, two of the festival’s most popular stages, have announced the acts that will grace both stages at Stradbally from August 30 to September 1.

The Trailer Park stage, introduced to Electric Picnic six years ago, was born out of a love of things ‘ridiculous and fantastic’, with an equally unstoppable line-up.

The main stage at Trailer Park is a repurposed mobile home, with acts appearing on the Trailer Park stage using the bedroom, kitchen, lounge and lavatory to deliver incredible unique sets.

Among those taking to the Trailer Park stage are what organisers are calling ‘bands made for partiers’, including rappers JYellowL, ska-big band Interskalactic, festival staple the Dublin Gozpel Choir and much more.

As well as delivering some of Electric Picnic’s more eclectic acts, the Trailer Park has a number of unique instillations for everyone to enjoy.

Some of the stars of the show include a family of four-legged creatures at My Lovely Ranch, a sky spectacular of trapeze, aerial acrobatics and zip-wire antics by the show-stopping award-winning theatre group Looseysmokes, ‘Who Let the Dads Out?’ delivering an experience to those in their late thirties and forties including a house band with guitar riffs and drum solos and much more.

For those looking for something a bit more exotic, Trenchtown is for you. Reggae, ska, dancehall, jungle, afrobeat and hip hop lay the soundtrack to Trenchtown’s multiple stages.

Acts set to appear include the multi award-winning Dynamite MC, Sim Simma Soundsystem their unique fusion of dancehall, hip hop and grime, MC Breezy, the wordsmith behind single ‘Yamma Yamma’ bringing a late night, carnival themed show.

These are just a few of the acts announced so far, with Trenchtown expected to have more additions to their line up announced in before the festival kicks off in August.

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