Kendrick, St Vincent, N.E.R.D. and more are heading to Ireland
Elsewhere, Wolf Alice, Ben Howard, Chvrches, Jungle and more join the line-up – check out the Electric Picnic 2018 line-up in full below.
Cigarettes after Sex
Gang of Youths
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’.
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.”
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”.