One of the things that makes Electric Picnic the festival that it is is the sheer variety of musical acts at various stages of their careers.

Alongside the mammoth main stage headliners, the various spoken word artists, the comedians and the various other pursuits that you can indulge in over the weekend, there's always a strong line-up of independent and up-and-coming acts for you to discover, follow and perhaps watch blossom into a headline act themselves, down the line.

That's where the Play the Picnic stage comes in. As it puts it best itself, it 'showcases the best in independent music in Ireland', and the acts playing this year's festival have just been revealed.

They include Heroes in Hiding, Roisin O, Apella, David Keenan, Tebi Rex and more.

See the full line-up and day-by-day breakdown for the stage below (click to enlarge):