7 Acts We’ll Definitely Be Checking Out At Electric Picnic 2023

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It’s that time of year again, lads.

The time when approx 60k people head down to a field in Laois for three nights, listen to some music, and ideally don’t get drenched out of it as another classic Irish summer comes to an end.

That’s right, it’s Electric Picnic weekend – so get your wellies and your slab of cans ready (but not your disposable vapes, they’re banned this year), and get pumped for a weekend filled with great artists, solid comedy, and more.

If you, for some reason, still aren’t sure which acts you want to see this year, never fear. We’ve put together a list of 7 singers and bands we’re only dying to check out this weekend. You’re welcome.

1. Ethel Cain

Sad girls unite, because Ethel Cain is playing EP this year, and you’re gonna want to be in that crowd.

The 25-year-old has catapulted to stardom in the past year or so, and with good reason. Her debut album Preacher’s Daughter was widely revered as one of the best records of last year, so if you haven’t listened to it yet, you best get on it.

See you down the front for ‘Crush.’


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2. Wet Leg

Questionable band names aside, Wet Leg are class. Like, really class.

The UK duo dropped their self-titled debut album last year, and since then have become a much loved name in the ’20s indie rock game.

The gals supported Harry Styles on his Love on Tour gig at Slane earlier this summer and they certainly made an impression, belting out tracks like ‘Being In Love,’ ‘Chaise Longue’, and ‘Wet Dream.’

If there’s one set you go to for vibes alone this weekend, let it be this one.

3. Niall Horan

A classic and a favourite here at STELLAR HQ, Niall Horan will be taking to the main stage at this week’s festival – so if you’re in the market for a pleasant, chill, and wildly popular vibe, you know what to do.

Niall and best pal Lewis Capaldi were initially due to headline the the festival together, before Lewis pulled out to focus on his mental health. Niall told STELLAR prior to this that he was hopeful to make his friend’s set.

โ€œThat weekend is just going to be unbelievable, for everyone,” he said. “I wonโ€™t be able to hide the fact that itโ€™ll be mad emotional. Itโ€™s a different type of gig, a field full of Irish people.โ€

It sure is, man. It sure is.


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4. Nell Mescal

The past year has been a huge one for Nell. The singer-songwriter has supported Dermot Kennedy and Florence + The Machine, announced her UK & Ireland tour, and dropped a date for her EP release.

She’s also supplied us with a steady stream of Paul Mescal content via Instagram. Keep it coming, girl.

Catch Nell this weekend across multiple stages in Stradbally.


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5. Jazzy

If you (like us) are addicted to TikTok, you know who Jazzy is.

The Irish singer amassed a staggering following when her infectious track ‘Giving Me’ started landing on everybody’s fyp pages about 12 times a day.

Now, she’s taking to the stage at Stradbally to perform all of her other hits including ‘Make Me Feel Good’ and ‘Feel It.’


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Fresh off their boygenius supporting set in Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Monday, MUNA are also taking to the Electric Picnic stage this weekend.

The three-piece indie pop band released their third studio album in 2022 and have dropped a serious number of bangers from it since.

Catch us belting out ‘Silk Chiffon’ all weekend.


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7. The Killers

And last – but certainly not least – The Killers.

The Las Vegas lads are headlining Sunday night of this year’s festival and it’s safe to say that we’re only gasping to barrel our way to the front and scream the lyrics to Mr. Brightside like it’s 2004.

Brandon Flowers and his band have been smashing it on the festival circuit this summer (check out some of their set on TikTok, if you don’t believe us), so there’s absolutely no doubt they’re going to wrap up this year’s main stage with a bang.


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See you in Stradbally, yeah?