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Electric Picnic announce huge 2018 line-up

Kendrick, St Vincent, N.E.R.D. and more are heading to Ireland

Irish festival Electric Picnic have announced their huge 2018 line-up, featuring Kendrick Lamar, St Vincent and many more big names.

The festival takes place in Ireland’s Stradbally, Co Laois, and this year will play host to the likes of Kendrick Lamar, St Vincent, Massive Attack, N.E.R.D, Dua Lipa and King Krule.

Elsewhere, Wolf Alice, Ben Howard, Chvrches, Jungle and more join the line-up – check out the Electric Picnic 2018 line-up in full below.

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Kendrick Lamar
Massive Attack
N.E.R.D
Dua Lipa
Ben Howard
St Vincent
King Krule
George Ezra
The Kooks
Jungle
Wolf Alice
Chvrches
Nina Kraviz
Cigarettes after Sex
Friendly Fires
Garbage
Dermot Kennedy
Benjamin Clementine
Sigrid
Jessie Ware
Jorja Smith
Mount Kimbie
Tom Misch
The Blaze
Stefflon Don
Peggy Gou
Yxng Bane
Field Music
Alexis Taylor
Sevdaliza
Lucy Dacus
La Femme
Inner Circle
Jordan Rakei
Raye
Gang of Youths
Nilufer Yanya
Scarlxrd
Yellow Days
Hak Baker
Tom Tripp

N.E.R.D. released their comeback album ‘No_One Ever Really Dies’ last December.

The group collaborated with fellow Electric Picnic headliner Kendrick Lamar on the album, alongside Frank Ocean, on the politically-charged ‘Don’t Do It’.

The song joins Rihanna-featuring comeback single ‘Lemon’‘Rollinem 7’s’ featuring Andre 3000 and Future collab ‘1000’ on the record.

Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Pharrell Williams explained how the track was inspired by the death of Keith Scott, an African-American man fatally shot by police last year.

“They’re telling him to put his hands up or whatever and [Scott’s wife] knows, you can tell in her voice that she see what’s going to happen,” Pharrell said. “She’s saying ‘Don’t do it. Don’t do it Keith. Don’t don’t do it.’ And of course you know the way that turned out, he was killed.”

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Williams went on to explain how Ocean wrote the intro to the song, saying: “It was cool, I was really grateful to have him do that”. He also praised Ocean’s “art of no compromise”.

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