Electric Picnic 2018: Kendrick Lamar, Massive Attack, N.E.R.D. to headline this year’s festival

All roads lead to Stradbally on 31 August.

Kendrick Lamar, Massive Attack and N.E.R.D have been announced as headliners for this year’s Electric Picnic.

The biggest music festival in Ireland will return to Stradbally Hall on August 31st, with a crowd over 55,000 people expected to attend.

Woman of the moment Sigrid will also play, alongside other acts like Jessie Ware, Chvrches and Dermot Kennedy.

Electric Picnic 2018 Lineup Poster
Electric Picnic 2018 Lineup Poster

Kicking off proceedings and guaranteed to turn Stradbally Hall into ‘m.A.A.d city’ is the Compton-rapper and proud owner of five GRAMMY Awards, Kendrick Lamar. He’ll deliver an unstoppable set, packed with hits from his widely acclaimed 2017 album, ‘DAMN’.

Returning to the festival for a third time, Massive Attack will treat Picnickers to their atmospheric back catalogue of hits such including Unfinished Symphony, Teardrop, Safe From Harm, Protection and more.

After keeping fans waiting a full seven years before delivering No_One Ever Really Dies last year, N.E.R.D. are back and they’re going to sound better than ever at this year’s Electric Picnic.

The record breaking Dua Lipa joins this year’s line up, currently on world tour with Bruno Mars. All the way from Budapest to Stradbally, George Ezra joins the bill too, his new album Staying At Tamara’s out next week. Indie veterans, The Kooks will be on hand to add a dash of noughties power pop to proceedings, while the soul collective, Jungle will have you dancing time and time again.

Today’s Electric Picnic Lineup Announcement

  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Massive Attack
  • N.E.R.D.
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ben Howard
  • St. Vincent
  • King Krule
  • George Ezra
  • The Kooks
  • Chvrches
  • Jungle
  • Wolf Alice
  • Nina Kraviz
  • Cigarettes After Sex
  • Friendly Fires
  • Garbage
  • Mount Kimbie
  • Tom Misch
  • Dermot Kennedy
  • Jorja Smith
  • Benjamin Clementine
  • The Blaze
  • Sigrid
  • Jessie Ware
  • Stefflon Don
  • Peggy Gou
  • Yxng Bane
  • Field Music
  • Jordan Rakei
  • Sevdazliza
  • Alexis Taylor
  • Lucy Dacus
  • La Femme
  • Raye
  • Gang Of Youths
  • Yellow Days
  • Nilufer Yanya
  • Scarlxrd
  • Inner Circle
  • Tom Tripp
  • Hak Baker

Electric Picnic Tickets

The last of the tickets for this year’s festival are on sale now, with options available for weekend camping and the instalment plan tickets.

Buy your Electric Picnic tickers here.


Ken McGuire

The one who kicked off KilkennyMusic.com back in the heady days of 2005. Now a radio head at KCLR, award-winning podcaster, producer, food blogger at Ken On Food, music nerd and everything else in between.

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