Aiden Gillen, Dylan Moran, Amy Huberman, Eoin Colfer, and Lisa Hannigan are among the literay and music names set to descend on The Arts Council Literary Tent at this weekend's Electric Picnic Festival.

Gillen, who has appeared in Game of Thrones, Love/Hate, and The Wire, will make an appearance alongside Love/Hate creator and writer Stuart Carolan.

Black Books star and comedian Moran will also be putting in a stint at the literary tent, speaking about his comedy and script-writing methods to fans.

The tent will also see Paul Murray, author of Skippy Dies, paired with singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan, whose track Home was written in response to Murray's much-loved novel.

Best-selling author Eoin Colfer, creator of the hugely popular Artemis Fowl books, will team up with fellow Wexfordian and musical maverick Pierce Turner.

Writer and actress Amy Huberman will be taking to the tent alongside Irish Times journalist Roisin Ingle, while John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas will pair up with Mike McCormack (Notes From a Coma).

The arts and music festival, which takes place from Friday August 30th to September 1st in Stradbally, Co Laois, is now sold out.