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back in business Electric Picnic line-up including Dermot Kennedy, Arctic Monkeys and Snow Patrol announced

The event will be the first Electric Picnic festival in three years

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Dermot Kennedy, Arctic Monkeys and Snow Patrol are among the headliners announced for this years Electric Picnic.

The music festival is set to return to Co Laois in September for the first time in three years.

Other headliners announced for the three day event are Picture This, Megan Thee Stallion and Tame Impala.

Following the announcement, singer Dermot Kennedy tweeted: "It feels surreal to announce that I’ll be headlining Electric Picnic this year. I first played EP 7 years ago, to about 20 people sitting in front of the stage at 2 in the afternoon. And I almost didn’t make my set cause they wouldn’t let me into the Artist car park in my old Ford.

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Dermot Kennedy

Dermot Kennedy

Dermot Kennedy

"The people working there didn’t believe I was actually playing cause I just rocked up with my guitar in the passenger seat!! So you know it’s gonna be special, I’ve waited and waited for my turn, 70,000 people this time. Thank you!!!"

Irish musicians will play a huge role in the festival with Fontaines D.C, Pixies, Denise Chaila, CMAT, Orla Gartland, Saint Sister, Tolu Makay, Kynsy, Kojaque, Lyra and Sorcha Richardson all taking to the stage across the weekend.

Music fans are in for a massive treat with other acts such as London Grammar, The Kooks, Rina Sawayama, Joy Crookes, Khruangbin and Griff all confirmed to thrill concert-goers.

This year organisers have increased the capacity of the main stage field by 60% to give picnickers a better view of the stage.

The Jimi Hendrix arena entrance has also doubled in size.

Tickets for the event, which takes place from Friday September 2nd to Sunday September 4th, will go onsale on Friday March 11th at 9am.

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