The usual influx of post Electric Picnic gig announcements are upon us, with several of the acts from the festival confirming that they'll be back on an Irish stage before too long.

Last night's Crawdaddy stage headliner Glen Hansard will play the Ulster Hall on 16th December and Vicar Street on 18th December, while Saturday night's Crawdaddy headliners Bell X1 will play an acoustic show - again in Vicar Street - on 17th November (tix €30).

And, as we mentioned earlier, Friday's Electric Arena headliner Ed Sheeran will make his O2 debut on 11th January (€30).

There'll no doubt be a few more of these announcements in the coming days too, stay tuned.