Only two more sleeps until thousands of revelers descend upon the Electric Picnic Music & Arts Festival. It really is THE HOT TICKET of the entire events calender, and let me tell you, from what we can see, it’s going to be the biggest and best yet; hundreds of Irish and International acts are ready to entertain the masses over ten stages. With so much to see and hear over the weekend, we wanted to make your life a little bit easier. So, here for your viewing pleasure, are our Editor’s Picks for EP 2015. And in no particular order:

10. Ham Sandwich

Niamh, Podge, Dave, and Ollie will be opening the EP Main Stage on Friday at 6 pm, followed by a slightly more intimate performance at Other Voices at 10:30 pm. Top tracks to expect: WordsIlluminate, and Ants.

9. Columbia Mills 

Bray boys Columbia Mills have had quite a busy Summer, rocking out festivals, music venues (and kitchens!) all across the country. Their novel brand of Indietronica is sure to impress at the Salty Dog Stage, Friday at  01.15 am. Top tracks to expect: Never Gonna Look at you the Same, Headlights.

8. HONNE

Fancy some futuristic soul? Yeah we do too! We’ll see you over to The Little Big Stage on Saturday, 6 pm. These East London BFFs are deadly and will provide a much needed bop around the gaf after a heavy Friday noght. Top tracks to expect: Loves the Jobs you Hate, Warm on a Cold Night.

7. Mick Flannery 

We’re BIG BIG fans of Mr Flannery here at Nitelife and can’t wait to catch at The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow, Sunday, 10 pm. Top tracks to expect: The Small Fire, Gone Forever, Evening Train.

6. MS MR

If you go down to the wood…on Sunday at 5 pm, who will you be sure to find? All the way from the other side of the Atlantic, electro-duo MS MR. Top tracks to expect: Hurricane, Painted, Think of You.

5. Roisin Murphy

She’s back! and we are so happy. The Moloko songbird turned fashionista will be ‘bringing it back’ to close the Electric Arena, Saturday, 12:30 am. Top tracks to expect: Overpowered, You Know me better.   

4. FKA Twigs 

This lady,Tahliah Debrett Barnettis, is INCREDIBLE live. She sings, she dances, she’s a little bit strange, but sure we love a bit of quirk don’t we? Catch her at the Electric Arena, Sunday, 9 pm. Top tracks to expect: Two Weeks, Video Girl, Pendulum.

3. Plutonic Dust 

In the Body & Soul area, catch some electro-funk to wile away Sunday evening, courtesy of Plutonic Dust. heir set kicks off at 07:45 pm. Top tracks to expect: Triangulate, Night Train.

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2. SOAK 

The little lady from the North will start off your Saturday perfectly, with a few easy listeners. Grab a brooskie and skip over to Rankin Woods, 04:45 pm. Top tracks to expect: B A Nobody, Sea Creatures, Shuvels. 

1. Florence & The Machine

Okay, so we couldn’t compile this list without mentioning a name that is on everyone’s lips. Flo Flo, after a brief hiatus, hit us all over the head this year with her amazing new album, How Big How Blue How Beautiful. Main Stage, 10:30 pm, be there! Top tracks to expect: ALL OF THEM!

Check out the full line-up and stage times below, courtesy of our friends over at The Irish Times.

Main Stage
18:00-18:45: Ham Sandwich
19:15-20:15: The Coronas
20:45-22:00: Grace Jones
22:30-00:00: Underworld
Electric Arena
19.45 – 20.30: Dawes
21.00 – 22.00: My Morning Jacket
22.30 – 00.00: Belle & Sebastian

Body and Soul
16:15-16:45: Damsel
17:15-17:45: Joni
18:15-19:00: New Valley Wolves
19:30-20:15: Daithi
20:45-21:15: Simi Crowns
21:40-22:30: CLU
23:00-23:45: Bleeding Heart Pigeons
00:15-01:00: Ho99o9
01:30-02:15: Vaudou Game
02:45-03:30: LA Priest
Earthship stage
16:00 – 16:30: The Berrill Famil
16:50 – 17:30: The Whileaways
18:00 – 18:40: My Fellow Sponges
19:10 – 19:50: Joe Fury & the Hayride
20:10 – 20:50: Noelie McDonnell and Band
21:20 – 22:00: Aindrias De Staic and the Latchikos
22:00 – 22:40: The Rolling Tav Revue
23:00-23:50: Big Jelly
00:00 – 01:15: Wigwam: Sol O’Carroll
01:15 – 02:30: Wigwam: Shane Mannion
02:30 – 04:00: Wigwam: Shane Linehan

Global Green Eco Village

17.00 – 19.00: Jilted Objects DJ set
19.15 – 19.50: Deetrich
20.15 – 21.00: Kevin Clarke
21.30 – 22.15: Replete
22.45 – 23.15: Former Child Model
00.00 – 01.15: Elektrobank
01.45 – 3.30: Anthony Collins

The Bandstand

18:00-18:45: Thank Funk
19:00-19:40: Mud Bubble
20:00-20:40: Silent Noise Parade
22:00-22:40: NAVELIN
23:00-23:40: Cut Once
00:00-00:40: MINDSETS
01:00-02:00: Grooveboy DJs
02:00-03:00: Grooveboy Live

The Salty Dog Stage

15.00 – 16.00: Will Softly
16.00 – 17.00: Jawbone Folk
17.00 – 17.50: Beached Whales
18.10 – 19.00: Buffalo Sunn
19.30 – 20.10: Seskin Lane
20.20 – 21.10: GANGS
21.20 – 22.10: Charity Shop Mannequins
22.20 – 23.20: The Redneck Manifesto
23.50 – 00.50: Oliver Cole
01.15 – 02.15: Columbia Mills
02.45 – 04.00: Suprise
The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow
20.00 – 04.00: Ryan Skelton’s ‘TOGETHER DISCO’

Cloud 88
18:00-20:00: Laputa: Castle in the Sky
20:00-23:00: Steve Flynn
23:00-02:00: Conor Lynch
02:00-04:00: Dick & Dick

Theatre of Food
16.00-16.45: The Butcher, The Baker, The Brewer,
16.45 – 17.30: Fusion!
17.30 – 18.15: Deconstructing a craft brew
18.15 – 19.00: Beef it up
19.00 – 19.30: Classic Bacardi legacy cocktails

Fringe Food Workshops

17.15 – 18.15: Make Cheese
18.00 – 19.00: Mexican paper flowers

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SATURDAY

Main Stage

13:00-14:00: Yurodny
14:30-15:00: Bry
15:45-16:45: The Riptide Movement
17:15-18:15: Future Islands
19:00-20:00: George Ezra
20:30-21:30: Hot Chip
22:00-23:00: Sam Smith
23:30-01:30: Blur

Electric Arena

14.30 – 15.00: Race The Flux
15.30 –16.00: Little Hours
16.45 – 17.30: Printer Clips
18.00 – 18.45: Mac DeMarco
19.15 – 20.30: The War on Drugs
21.00 – 22.00: Chvrches
22.30 – 23.45: Ride
00.30 – 01.45: Roisin Murphy

Cosby Stage

13.00 – 13.45: Heroes in Hiding
14.15 – 15.00: The Lost Brothers
15.45 – 16.30: Alvvays
17.15 – 18.00: Hinds
18.45 – 19.30: Marika Hackman
20.00 – 20.45: Circa Waves
21.30 – 22.15: Parquet Courts
23.00 – 00.00: Low

Little Big Tent

14.30 – 15.00: Joni
15.30 – 16.15: Kwamie Liv
16.45 – 17.30: Aquilo
18.00 – 18.45: Honne
19.15 – 20.00: Shura
20.30 – 19.15: Kwabs
21.45 – 22.30: Ben Khan
23.00 – 11.45: Shamir
00.15 – 01.30: The 2 Bears

Rankin Woods

14:15-15:00: We Cut Corners
15:30-16:00: Declan McKenna
16:45-17:30: SOAK
18:00-19:00: The Staves
19:30-20:30: Battles
21:30-22:15: Yasiin Bey
23:00-00:00: Jon Hopkin

Body and Soul
12:00-12:30: Big Jelly
13:00-13:30: Frankenstein Bolts
14:00-14:30: Formidable Veg Sound System
15:00-15:30: Silences
16:00-16:30: GIRO
17:00-17:45: Bitch Falcon
18:15-19:00: I’m Your Vinyl
19:30-20:10: The Hard Ground
20:40-21:15: Everything Shook
21:45-22:45: Meltybrains?
23:15-00:15: Natalie Prass
00:45-01:30: Tanya Tagaq
01:50-02:30: EMBRZ
03:00-03:45: Shamir

Earthship Stage
11:00-12:00: Daire Kelly
12:00-12:45: Stomptown Brass
13:15-14:00: Mongrel State
14:30-15:15: Mutefish
15:45-16:45: The Louisiana 6
17:15-18:00: Anti-One
18:30-19:15: The Witch Trials
19:45-20:30: Amazing Apples
21:00-21:45: The Pale
22:10-22:40: Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan
22:40-23:50: PTHM
23:50-01:00: Mulljoy (Melodic)
01:00-02:30: Donal Dineen
02:30-04:00: Neil Flynn

The Bandstand
14:00-14:40: Mud Bubble,
15:00-15:40: Dermot and Flo
16:00-16:40: Strange Brew
18:00-18:40: Sue Rynhart
19:00-19:40: Larry Beau
21:00-21:40: Silent Noise Parade
22:00-22:40: Selk
23:00-23:40: Elm
00:00-00:40: Cut Once
01:00-03:00: Generic People (Live AV show)

The Salty Dog Stage
12.00 – 13.00: The Darling Buds of …,
13.10 – 14.00: Bollywood with DJ Baba Aidan Kavanagh
14.40 – 15.10: Old Hannah
15.30 – 16.20: Trinitones
16.40 – 17.30: Stomptown Brass
17.50 – 18.40: Cronin
18.40 – 19.45: A ***** W ****
21.00 – 21.50: Interskalactic
22.10 – 23.05: The Riptide Movement
23.25 – 24.20: H**********
00.45 – 01.35: Salty Dog All-Stars: London Calling
01.55 – 04.00: R.S.A.G. and guests

The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow
12.00 – 13.00: House of yoga
13.00 – 14.00: Ceili Allstars
14.00 – 14.30: Weird Glitches
14.45 – 15.15: St. John The Gambler
15.30 – 16.00: Shadowboxer
16.15 – 16.45: Duende Dogs
17.00 – 17.30: Brian Deady
17.45 – 18.15: North Strand Contra Band
18.30 – 19.00: The Eskies
19.15 – 20.00: Ajo Arkestra (Dublin Afrobeat)
20.00 – 21.00: The Kilo 1977
21.00 – 21.45: R.S.A.G.
22.00 – 22.45: Fight Like Apes
23.00 – 00.00: The Sultans of Ping
00.00 – 04.00: Ryan Skelton’s ‘TOGETHER DISCO’

Global Green Eco Village
12.00 – 13.00: Yoga
13.30 – 14.00: Jem Mitchell
14.15 – 15.00: Voices Rising: panel discussion
15.30 – 16.10: Saint Sister
16.30 – 17.15: Voices Rising: Panel Discussion
17.45 – 18.15: Glimmerman
18.45 – 19.15: Hauer
19.45 – 20.25: Zaska
20.45 – 22.45: Voice Rising: Spoken Word
23.30 – 00.15: The Expert
00.45 – 02.15: Gin n Juice (live hip hop)
02.15 – 03.00: Re: Raw (DJ)
03.00 – 04.15: Rosko (DJ)
Comedy Tent
13.15 – 13.35: MC Andrew Stanley
13.35 – 13.55: Edwin Sammon
14.00 – 14.15: Grainne McKeever
14.20 – 14.40: Mark Melson
14.45 – 15.10: Kevin McGahern
15.15 – 15.50: Improv All Stars
16.00 – 16.25: Colm O’Regan
16.35 – 17.00: Pat McDonnell
17.05 – 17.35: Joe Rooney
17.40 – 18.10: Daniel Sloss
18.15 – 18.45: Terry Alderton
18.50 – 19.20: Foil, Arms & Hog
19.25 – 20.05: The Rubberbandits
20.15 – 21.00: David O’Doherty

Literary Tent (as supported by the Arts Council)

13:00-14:30: ‘Once Upon A Place’ with Eoin Colfer, Siobhán Parkinson, Enda Wyley and P J Lynch
15:00-16:00: Michael Longley and Paul Muldoon with Colm Mac Con Iomaire
16:00-17:00: John Banville and Tom McCarthy
17:00-18:00: Colum McCann with Lisa Hannigan
18:00-19:00: Anne Enright and Mary Costello with Inni-K

Theatre of Food

12.00 – 12.45: Beach food
12.45 – 13.30: Gulp – The Science of Food
13.30 – 14.00: Chill!
14.00 – 14.45: Food for life
15.30 – 16.00: How to be a session hero
16.00 – 16.30: What exactly is food styling?
16.30 – 17.15: Young chef masterclass
17.15 – 17.45: Classic Pub Grub
17.45 – 18.15: Street food
18.15 – 18.45: Food Truck
18.45 – 19.15: How to be a Diva Cocktail Goddess

Fringe Food Workshops

12.40 – 13.40: Taco workshop
14.00 – 14.30: Guinea Pig wine tasting
14.40 – 15.40: Ferment
16.30 – 17.30: Gourmet gluten free
18.00 – 19.00: Wine and smoked salmon tasting

Cloud 88

12:50-14:35: Ponyo
14:50-16:20: My Neighbour Totoro
16:35-18:45: Spirited Away
19:10-20:30: Liam Kelly
20:30-00:15: Richard Masters
00:15-04:00: Craig Smith (6th Borough Project)

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SUNDAY

Main Stage

13:00-14:00: Dublin Gospel Choir
14:30-15:15: Legend
15:45-16:45: Jurassic 5
17:30-18:30: The Boomtown Rats
19:00-20:00: Interpol
20:45-22:00: Manic Street Preachers
22:30-00:00: Florence and the Machine

Electric Arena

13.45 – 14.30: Wyvern Lingo
15.00 – 15.45: Pond
16.15 – 17.15: Jape
17.45 – 18.45: Django Django
19.15 – 20.15: Villagers
21.00 – 22.00: FKA Twigs
22.45 – 00.00: Tame Impala

Cosby Stage
14.00 – 14.45: Dermot Kennedy
15.15 – 16.00: Subplots
16.30 – 17.15: Benjamin Clementine
17.45 – 18.30: Fat White Family
19.00 – 19.45: Viet Cong
20.15 – 21.00: METZ
21.30 – 22.30: Girl Band
01.45 – 03.00: Tourist

Little Big Tent
14.15 – 15.00: Otherkin
15.30 – 16.15: Fickle Friends
16.45 – 17.30: Girlpool
18.00 – 18.45: Jack Garratt
19.15 – 20.00: Låpsley
20.30 – 21.30: Son Lux
22.00 – 23.00: Mano Le Tough
23.00 – 00.00: Julio Bashmore

Rankin Woods
14:30-15:15: Here We Go Magic
15:45-16:30: Thomston
17:00-17:45: MS MR
18:15-19:00: Gavin James
19:30-20:30: MK
21:00-22:30: Paul Kalkbrenner
23:00-00:00: Le Galaxie

Body and Soul

12:00-12:30: The Inishowen Gospel Choir
13:00-13:30: Shookrah
14:00-14:30: Rosie Carney
15:00-15:45: Iron Mountain
16:15-16:45: Dear Desert
17:15-18:00: My Tribe Your Tribe
18:30-19:15: Hayes & Leslie
19:45-20:30: Plutonic Dust
21:00-21:45: Buffalo Woman
22:15-23:00: Young Wonder
23:45-00:45: Hundred Waters
01:30-02:30: Puts Marie
03:00-03:45: Hare Squead

Earthship Stage

12:00-12:40: Buckshot Amber
13:10-13:50: JUPE
14:20-15:00: Hail The Ghost
15:30-16:10: Aoife Underwater
16:40-17:20: 5th Element
17:50-18:30: The Clandestinos
19:00-19:40: Staring At Lakes
20:10-20:50: Subplots
21:20-22:00: Silences
22:30-00:00: DJ MeK
00:00-04:00: Mother DJs

The Bandstand

14:00-14:40: Dermot and Flo
15:00-15:40: Sue Rynhart
16:00-16:40: Strange Brew
17:00-17:40: D’ Bize
19:00-19:40: Thank Funk
21:00-21:40: Larry Beau
22:00-22:40: Elm
23:00-23:40: NAVELIN
00:00-00:40: MINDSETS
01:00-02:00: Generic People (Live AV show)

The Salty Dog Stage

12.00 – 13.00: Opera Theatre Company
13.05 – 14.05: The River Fane
15.55 – 16.50: The New Breadwinners
17.15 – 18.05: The Great Simones
18.15 – 19.15: The Urges
19.25 – 20.15: Tucan
20.35 – 21.25: Mad Dog McCrea
21.45 – 22.35: Surprise
23.00 – 23.40: G*** B***
00.10 – 01.05: The Mighty Stef
01.35 – 03.00: King Kong Company

Global Green Eco Village

12.00 – 13.00: Yoga
13.20 – 14.00: Elephant
14.15 – 15.00: Voices Rising: Panel Discussion
15.30 – 16.00: Black Bank Folk
16.30 – 17.15: Voices Rising: Panel Discussion
17.30 – 18.15: Trad Session: SAORLA
18.45 – 20.45: Voices Rising: Spoken Word
21.30 – 23.30: NASC ANAMA (Shamanic Journey)

The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow 

12.00 – 13.00: House of yoga feat. Get Down Edits
13.00 – 14.00: Ceili Allstars
14.00 – 14.30: Aine Cahill
14.45 – 15.15: Cry Monster Cry
15.30 – 16.00: Music Ireland
16.15 – 16.45: Slap & Tickle
17.00 – 17.30: Maud in Cahoots
17.45 – 18.15: Kid Karate
18.30 – 19.00: The Clameens
19.15 – 20.00: The Frank & Walters
20.00 – 21.00: The Kilo 1977
21.00 – 21.45: O Emperor
22.00 – 22.45: Mick Flannery
23.00 – 24.00: The Strypes
00.00 – 01.00: The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow
01.00 – 02.00: END OF THE WORLD PARTY

Theatre of Food

12.00 – 12.45: Hangover food
12.45- -13.15: Food waste
13.15 – 14.00: Ireland’s food treasures
14.00 – 14.45: Cooking with seaweed
14.45 – 15.30: Vegan feast
15.30 – 16.15: Star Chefs: the next generation
16.15 – 16.45: Food fight
16.45 – 17.15: Classic Bacardi legacy cocktails
17.15 – 18.00: Let music be your food

Fringe Food Workshops

12.10 – 12.50: Record breaking length of pasta
13.30 – 14.30: Buttermaking
14.40 – 15.20: Wine tasting
15.50 – 16.40: Coffee

The Literary Stage (as supported by the Arts Council)

13:00-14:30: ‘Once Upon A Place’ with Roddy Doyle, Sarah Webb, Mary-Louise Fitzpatrick, Oisín McGann and Patricia Forde
15:00-16:00: Colin Barrett, Lisa McInerney and Tom Morris
16:00-17:00: ‘sons+fathers’ with Kathy Gilfillan, John Banville, Colum McCann; the singer-songwriters Carol Keogh and Ken Griffin; moderated by Miriam O’Callaghan
17:00-18:00: Viv Albertine with Tom Dunne

Cloud 88

13:00-15:10: Howl’s Moving Castle
15:10-16:00: Mix Free DJ
16:00-18:10: Princess Mononoke
18:30-19:30: Special Guest Film
19:30-22:30: Sunday Times DJs
22:30-01:00: Andrew K
01:00-04:00: Shane Mannion