Electric Picnic is making its return this weekend and with all the incredible acts playing, it’ll be impossible to fit them all in. So here at travel2ireland, we are going to recommend our top acts that you cannot miss for this year’s end-of-summer blowout!
Our Top Picks for Electric Picnic this Weekend
Tame Impala is the psychedelic music project of Australian multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker. In the recording studio, Parker writes, records, performs and produces all of the project’s music. As a touring act, Tame Impala consists of Parker (guitar, vocals), Dominic Simper (guitar, synthesiser), Jay Watson (synthesiser, vocals, guitar), Cam Avery (bass guitar, vocals), and Julien Barbagallo (drums, vocals). The group has a close affiliation with fellow Australian psychedelic rock band Pond, sharing members and collaborators, including Nick Allbrook, formerly a live member of Tame Impala. Originally signed to Modular Recordings, Tame Impala has now signed to Interscope Records in the United States and Fiction Records in the UK.
Megan thee Stallion
Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, known professionally as Megan Thee Stallion, is an American rapper and actress. Originally from Houston, Texas, she first garnered attention when videos of her freestyling became popular on social media platforms such as Instagram. Megan Thee Stallion signed to 300 Entertainment in 2018 where she released the mixtape Fever and the extended play Suga both of which reached the top ten of the Billboard 200.
The Academic are an Irish indie rock band, formed in Rochfortbridge, County Westmeath in 2013. The band consists of Craig Fitzgerald, Dean Gavin, and brothers Matthew and Stephen Murtagh. Their debut studio album, Tales from the Backseat, was released in January 2018, entering the Irish Albums Chart at number one.
Kneecap is a Belfast, Northern Ireland-based hip hop trio with the stage-names Mo Chara, Móglaí Bap and DJ Próvaí. They sing in Irish and often reference their support for republicanism. They first began releasing music in 2017 with their single “C.E.A.R.T.A.”
Annie MacManus, is an Irish DJ, broadcaster and writer. She hosted a variety of shows on BBC Radio 1, including BBC Switch and Future Sounds. She also DJed in various locations, including hosting her AMP Lost and Found venues in places like Ibiza.