With the fond memories of last years festival still seemingly in the back of the mind it is time to look forward to this summers festival in Stradbally. Electric Picnic is now one of the largest festivals in Europe with over 50,000 people attending the festival in 2016 which is held on the first weekend of September every year. With last weeks first line up announcement “EP”, as it is more commonly known has come back into the limelight on social media and it has the people excited about the summer ahead. However there have been criticism of the first line up announcement doing the rounds on social media. with line ups in 2015 and 2016 just so good it was always going to be hard to keep backing that up. With headline acts this year like The XX, A Tribe Called Quest and Duran Duran the headliners are as strong as previous years. I believe this year where the line up is weaker so far anyway is that the main body of acts which actually make up the majority of the weekend are considerably weaker than previous years. Although there is no need to worry yet about the festival not being as popular this year it is still very early days and they have plenty of time to announce some major acts.