The Gossip and The Breeders also head for Irish festival

Franz Ferdinand, Sex Pistols and Sigur Ros have been confirmed for Ireland’s Electric Picnic 2008 festival.

Acts also joining them at the event, held at Stradbelly Hall in County Laois between August 29-31, will be My Bloody Valentine, The Gossip, The Breeders and CSS.

Bright EyesConor Oberst will also play a solo set at the festival, which last year hosted performances from Beastie Boys, Bjork, Manic Street Preachers and Sonic Youth.

The acclaimed Jazz And World Music Stage, The International Comedy Club and The Body And Soul Village will make a reappearance at this year’s event.

Tickets go on sale from 9am on March 28. For more information, go to Electricpicnic.ie.

Acts announced so far include:

Sex Pistols

Sigur Ros

Grinderman

Franz Ferdinand

George Clinton And The P-Funk Allstars

My Bloody Valentine

Goldfrapp

Christy Moore

Wilco

The Gossip

Duffy

Foals

Underworld

Tinariwen

CSS

Tindersticks

New Young Pony Club

Josh Ritter

Lisa Hannigan

Cathy Davey

That Petrol Emotion

The Breeders

Michael Franti And Spearhead

Sinead O’Connor

The Waterboys

The Roots

Kila

Micah P Hinson

Conor Oberst

Hayseed Dixie

Candi Staton

Juana Molina

Turin Brakes

Faust

Midnight Juggernauts

Tartit

Hadouken!

Silver Apples

Mark Geary

Teitur

Blitzen Trapper

Absentee

Balanescu Quartet

Lou Rhodes

Adrian Crowley

One Day International

The Yard Dogs

Tobias Froberg

Boss Volenti

Dawn Landes

Constantines

Yacht

The Lionheart Brothers

Large Mound

Emmy The Great

Kormac And The BSQ Band

Jape

The Noisettes

Dublin Gospel Choir

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