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Electric Picnic 2020: Snow Patrol, Lewis Capaldi and Rage Against the Machine amongst headline acts

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Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

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Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

Northern Irish musicians Snow Patrol, Bicep and Saint Sister are among the first acts announced for this year's Electric Picnic festival.

Rage Against the Machine, The Chemical Brothers, Picture This and Lewis Capaldi will headline the three-day music festival in Stradbally, Co Laois, alongside homegrown talent Snow Patrol.

Foals, Skepta, James Vincent McMorrow, Annie Mac, Mabel and Rick Astley are just a few of the other well-known names set to take to the various stages.

Bicep, an electronic music duo from Belfast, and Indie folk band Saint Sister, made up of Morgan MacIntyre from Belfast and Gemma Doherty from Londonderry, are also on the bill for the sold-out music festival.

It is not yet known which acts will play on each day.

Some 70,000 people will flock to Co Laois for the event which runs from September 4 – 6.

This year, organisers have increased the capacity of the main stage field. By re-configuring the position of the stage in the newly created larger arena, this area will increase in size by 60pc giving 'picnickers' unrivalled view of the stage.

New to the site this year will be a brand new Consciousness Village, with quirky stages and open fires. The programme will feature some of Ireland's leading healers and therapists.

Meanwhile Fish Town, Electric Picnic’s carnival town, will be moving into the woods. It includes the Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow Circus Tent, pop-up sideshow stages, a café and a bar.

The premium campsite will offer hot showers, flushing toilets and close access to the car parks. . Located on the Abbeyleix Road, picnickers will be able to access the festival site via a bridge that will take them directly to the middle of the action. Tickets for the premium campsite will go on sale on April 10.

Belfast Telegraph