Hozier has been announced as one of this year's headliners at the Electric Picnic Festival in Stradbally, Co Laois, with The Strokes, Florence + the Machine and The 1975 also headlining. 

This year's sold-out festival runs from August 30 to September 1, and the bill also includes Billie Eilish, Christine and the Queens, Jess Glynne, James Blake and Irish artists Róisín Murphy and Dermot Kennedy.

Four Tet, The Streets and Jarvis Cocker will also be performing, with many more acts yet to be announced. 

At the launch of this year's line-up in Dublin on Wednesday morning, Electric Picnic organisers also announced details of Freetown, described as "a whole new town within the festival's mind-blowing creative acreage" which will feature an "8,000 capacity mega-stage for electronica and dance".

Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment at the launch, Festival Republic CEO Melvin Benn said, "I think it's the most extraordinary line-up we've ever put together. I think it's way, way beyond anything we've ever done.

"Hozier is going to be really, really special doing a headline show. I adore The Strokes obviously, Florence coming back . . . there's a huge amount there. Billy Eilish, really, really important, and it will be a mega, mega show from Christina and The Queens."   

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