As the summer drifts to a close, hopes for good weather also begin to fade. Before the summer comes to a close however, we celebrate Electric Picnic. Taking place this year from 4th to 6th September in County Laois, the festival is sure to live up to the staggering hype. We have made a list of five acts not to miss at this year’s Electric Picnic. From the hit singers to the underground electronic acts, there is something for every music fan at this year’s festival.

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Florence Welch broke onto the music scene back in 2009 to critical acclaim. Since then, her music has become a kind of bible for all indie rock fans. Her bombastic vocals, accompanied by eccentric and soaring production, has led to three hugely successful albums and a number of hit singles. Welch is known for her stunning live performances,
and she will undoubtedly be one of the most viewed acts at Electric Picnic.

 

2. Sam Smith

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Sam Smith will be welcomed to Electric Picnic by many music fans this year. While he featured on Disclosure’s hit single ‘Latch’ as early as 2012, it wasn’t until 2014 that he made his major breakthrough. He was awarded the BRIT Critics’ Choice Award in 2014, and topped the BBC’s influential Sound of 2014 poll. Fans will flock to see the Londoner perform his hits, such as the international success ‘Stay With Me’.

 

3. George Ezra

 

george ezraAt 22, only months younger than his contemporary Sam Smith, George Ezra has made quite the name for himself. Known for his deep and husky vocals, Ezra has had a number of hit singles, most notably his international top ten hit ‘Budapest’. While Ezra hasn’t achieved quite the same level of fame as some other artists playing at Electric Picnic, there is no denying his musical prowess. His live performances are always stunning, and he will be a major one to watch at this year’s festival.

 

4. Chvurches

 

chvurchesChvurces are easily one of the most exciting bands to be performing at Electric Picnic this year. The Scottish band are known for their electronic and alternative music, and are instantly memorable for being one of the most innovative groups in popular music. Having come fifth on the BBC’s Sound of 2013 poll, this three-piece band are worth seeing for their soaring melodies and expert electronic beats.

 

5. Tame Impala

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Tame Impala may not have sold as many records as the other musicians on this list, but their music is amongst the most interesting to feature at Electric Picnic. The electronic Australian band combine rock with electronic music to create a sometimesbizarre, yet fascinating combination. Their back catalogue includes the smooth ‘Eventually’, and they have more than proven their artistic credentials over the years.

 

Electric Picnic takes place from 4th to 6th September 2015 in Stradbally Hall, Co. Laois. Tickets are now sold out. Visit www.electricpicnic.ie for further details.