8 Artist We Hope To See At Electric Picnic Next Year

The biggest festival weekend of the year is upon us once again. Here’s some great up and comers we hope we see at it next year.


Shrubs is an acoustic instrumental duo based on the north side of Dublin. Shrubs was formed by two members “Shred” and “Gav” two musicians that decided to get together and form a acoustic duo that plays many different styles of guitar based music. Since forming in late 2012 shrubs have been writing, recording and preforming there brand of music all over Dublin’s city center with promotions like Zombie sessions, timebomb sessions, Apollo sessions Cottage Festival and Canalaphonic to mention a few.

Karma Parking

Karma Parking are an original Reggae/Rock/Funk fusion band based in the Republic of Ireland. With a singer from France, a drummer from Zimbabwe, a saxophonist from New Zealand, a bassist from Ireland and a guitarist from UK, Karma Parking are a melting pot of cultures and influences, the result of which is a distinctive sound, unbound to any one genre. Though they are all professionals with a diverse range of influences, each member brings their own musical penchant to the band.

Pine Marten

Pine Marten are an innovative modern string band drawing on folk music from around the world. With influences ranging from bluegrass and Irish trad to folk, funk and blues, the band digs deep into these inter-related forms of roots music to create a unique and exciting sound.


Tuath is a progressive noise rock quintuplet that utilizes computers and other traditional rock and jazz instruments with the advent of the computer to boot(no pun intended). Tuath’s first EP is entirely in Irish and plan on releasing an organic blend of irish language sean nos style vocals on top of math rock,psych rock and afro blues as their first album in 2016(late) after an EP or two.


Lazyrevs, 2 Piece Indie Pop band from Ireland. Says it all really!

Christian Collins

When Christian was nine years old, he resided in the tiny village of Shillelagh, on the edge of Co. Wicklow, Ireland, which rests beside one of the oldest woods in Europe. It was in this quaint setting, full of granite homes with a population of less then 500 that Christian made a connection to nature and music, nurturing his innate creativity.

David King

David King is a Dublin folk and blues singer with an E.P entitled “Dig my Own Hole” (2013) and recently released debut album “Ruirteach Blues” (2015). David’s early influences range from Led Zepplin & Cream to Bob Dylan and Tim Buckley. Current influences go back to the blues greats such as Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Robert Johnson and Son House.

Olivia Burke

Singer Songwriter Olivia Burke first came to attention at the tender age of 12 back in 2012 when she released a single called “Missing”, to raise awareness for the charity MISS (Missing in Ireland Support Services) and was half of a double single charity release with world renowned songwriter Don Mescall. Olivia followed this with another single dealing with the tough issue of bullying and self-harm, a song that had her shortlised from thousands of entries to the last 33 of The Big Break contest in Hotpress in 2014. The song touched a chord with young and old and was used in anti bullying campaigns in schools around the country.


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