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A Total Eclipse (Of The Heart!) is Forecast For This Year’s Electric Picnic

  • Bonnie Tyler and Mr. Motivator announced as the headline acts for Electric Ireland’s Throwback Stage at Electric Picnic

Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Today, Electric Ireland, with the help of acrobatic dance masters Lords of Strut, announced the line-up for the Electric Ireland Throwback Stage at Electric Picnic 2019. Festival-goers are in for a massive throwback treat, as the queen of the power ballad Bonnie Tyler makes her return to Electric Ireland’s Throwback Stage following her unforgettable performance in 2014. Joining Bonnie will be fitness fanatic and the legend of lycra, Mr. Motivator, who will once again bring his unique brand of unstoppable energy to Stradbally.

Lords of Strut, also performing on the Electric Ireland Throwback Stage, announced the details of a very special competition that will give those who missed out on tickets the chance to win their place at the sold-out event of the summer. To be in with a chance of winning the most coveted festival tickets in Ireland, and experiencing Electric Ireland’s Throwback Stage at Electric Picnic, fans must simply share a boomerang on Instagram stories recreating the dance move demonstrated by Lords of Strut, tag Electric Ireland and use the hashtag #ThrowbackThrowdown.

Speaking at the announcement, Lords of Strut said: “We are absolutely ecstatic to announce the line-up for this year's Electric Ireland Throwback Stage. Talk about legends! We also get to do what we love more than anything – spread the word through dance. And what better reason to get your groove on than to win tickets to the festival of the year. See you there!” 

Bonnie Tyler said: "They don't call it the Electric Ireland Throwback Stage for nothing. After an epic show in 2014 they're bringing me back! I'm ‘between the earth and the stars’ with excitement to return to Electric Picnic this year. Irish people have always been among my favourite crowds and I’m sure the Electric Ireland Throwback Stage is going to be no different. Being the queen of the power ballad, I’m looking forward to bringing stacks of energy to Stradbally".

Sending a message from his home in Jamaica, Mr. Motivator said: “Mr. Motivator is going to be ‘In Da House’ at Electric Picnic. I can’t wait to bring a taste of Caribbean flavour to Electric Ireland’s Throwback stage. I’ll get the crowd working, moving and happy. It’s going to be a blast!” 

The Electric Ireland Throwback Stage has been home to many widely acclaimed acts spanning music's most influential decades. In the past, Electric Ireland has brought back pop legends B*witched, 5ive, S Club Party, Ace of Base, Johnny Logan, 2 Unlimited, The Vengaboys and Bananarama – to name just a few.

Not only does Electric Ireland have one of the most memorable stages at Electric Picnic every year, it is the official energy partner to Electric Picnic. As energy partner, Electric Ireland installs six kilometres of energy efficient festoon lighting around the campsites and walkways to guide festival-goers safely around the festival.  

And Electric Ireland customers have even more chances to win! Customers who log in or sign up to your online account can enter exclusive customer only competitions to win tickets to this year’s Electric Picnic.

Join the nostalgia:

Facebook: ElectricIreland 

Twitter: @ElectricIreland

Instagram: ElectricIreland ‏#ThrowbackThrowdown


About Electric Ireland 

Electric Ireland was launched in 2011 as the retail arm of ESB Group, supplying electricity, gas and energy services to the business and residential markets in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Electric Ireland is recognised as Ireland’s leading energy provider, with a mission to create a brighter future for the customers and communities it serves.

About Bonnie Tyler

 Bonnie Tyler first came to global prominence in the late seventies – with songs like ‘It’s a Heartache’ achieving global success. She became a distinctive voice of the eighties with iconic hits such as ‘Holding out for a Hero’ and ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’. Her performance is set to be one of the most anticipated of the weekend.

About Mr. Motivator

Mr. Motivator sprung onto British TV in the early nineties bringing his unique brand of enthusiasm and fun approach to exercise. Known for his Jamaican drawl and colourful lycra bodysuits, he quickly became a national treasure and built a fitness empire. No one will be better at getting the audience moving and in the best spirits for a weekend of throwback fun.  

About Lords of Strut

 Fresh from an unforgettable performance on ITV smash hit Britain's Got Talent and firm favourites of the award-winning show RIOT, Lords of Strut are on a mission; to change the world one spandex-clad, fist-pumping dance routine at a time. Fusing riotous comedy and nail-biting acrobatic stunts, these Street Performance World Champions put on a show unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.