Cavan and its neighbouring counties will once again be well represented by local acts taking to the stage and making merry at this year's Electric Picnic arts and music festival, September 1-3.
Set in Stradbally, Co Laois, across the vast Picnic arena will be familiar faces and names appearing at venues from the Main Stage to the Theatre of Food, the Comedy Tent as well as various other stages.
Cavan's rock n' roll four piece The Strypes, buoyed by the positivity following their latest studio offering, 'Spitting Image', will take to the Main Stage on Saturday, September 2.45pm. Their addition to the festival line-up continues an incredible trend set by Ross, Josh, Evan and Pete who have appeared at every Picnic since their debut on the 'Trailer Park Stage' back in 2012.
"We're really happy about that, it's a great slot and we're delighted to be back. It's a great weekend," drummer Evan told The Anglo-Celt last week.
Along with an as yet unannounced secret gig, members of the band will be there to support Evan's sister Becky Walsh and vocalist Alanna Donohoe of The Outer Limits, who will play as the opening act at the Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow on Saturday.
Also making a return will be 'Heroes in Hiding', an indie Folk Rock quartet based out of Dublin, featuring Bailieborough-native Liam McCabe on guitar.
The band last year released their first LP titled 'Curtains' to critical acclaim, with hit song 'Hospital' garnering playtime across national radio. The track was also synched in the hit American TV show 'The Flash'.
Fresh from performing his new show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and set to tickle ribs at the ever-popular Comedy Stage is Davey Reilly, while Gary O'Hanlon of Longford's Viewmount House, formerly Cloverhill's Olde Post Inn will participate in the Theatre of Food.
They will all be joined by a host of well-known acts who have graced local turf of late, including singer-songwriter David Keenan who supported The Strypes on their 'Nevermind the Mocks' tour when they played Cavan, as well as former Cafe Sessions regulars Otherkin and The Hot Sprockets.