THE PUBLICITY TEAM behind Electric Picnic had their launch plans thrown into a tizzy last night after the majority of this year’s lineup was leaked by hackers.
Bizarrely, it was actually a link to a page on the festival’s own website that revealed this year’s acts – a link that presumably wasn’t meant to have gone live when it did.
The page was only up for a couple of hours, but that was plenty of time for fans to fill their boots.
Lindsey Holmes, owner of LHP which promotes the festival, told TheJournal.ie that the leak was not a publicity stunt in advance of today’s launch but that “hackers” had got at the site.
The headline acts in September will include Arcade Fire, Pulp, The Chemical brothers, Interpol and PJ Harvey. Other artists making their way to Stradbally will be DJ Shadow, Paul Kalkbrenner, Lykke Li, Mogwai, Flying Lotus and Adam Beyer. The full leaked lineup, courtesy of nialler9, can be viewed here.