Today, Electric Ireland announced the first act in its Throwback Stage line-up at Electric Picnic, Irish girl band B*witched.
B*witched stormed the charts in the late 90s at home and abroad - becoming one of Ireland’s biggest exports. They released eight singles, all of which made the UK and Ireland Top 20. Their first four singles, "C'est la Vie", "Rollercoaster", "To You I Belong" and "Blame It on the Weatherman", all reached number one in the UK Singles Chart and earned them over three million albums sold worldwide. Known for their iconic lyrics ‘Some people say I look like me Da’, wearing lots of double denim and occasionally breaking into an Irish jig, the band gained cult status and are synonymous with 90s nostalgia.
To celebrate bringing B*witched back for Electric Picnic, and also to mark the 20th anniversary of their much loved song ‘C’est La Vie’ hitting number one in the charts, Electric Ireland will be giving away lots of tickets to the sold out Electric Picnic through a series of Throwback challenges and competitions.
For a chance to win a pair of weekend tickets just share a screenshot of ‘C’est La Vie’ streaming on Spotify using #ThrowbackStage and tag @ElectricIreland on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Watch our announcement video with Today FM’s Dave Moore for more information!
‘C’est La Vie’ was B*Witched’s first number one and made them the youngest girl group ever to have a UK number one. ‘C’est La Vie’ also reached the Billboard Charts and was even nominated for an Ivor Novello Award.
B*witched; Edele and Keavy Lynch, Lindsay Armaou, and Sinéad O'Carroll; parted ways in 2002 but came back together as part of the ITV documentary The Big Reunion in 2012.
Speaking of the announcement, B*witched said: “We are so excited to headline Electric Ireland’s Throwback Stage at Electric Picnic. It’s always brilliant to come back to Ireland and play to a home crowd. We are really looking forward to breaking out the double denim and having the absolute craic. Rain or shine, it’s going to be an amazing day, and there’s more great acts to be announced. ‘C’est La Vie’ is like our baby so we’d love see it being brought back.”
The Electric Ireland Throwback Stage has been home to many widely acclaimed throwback act. In the past, Electric Ireland has brought back pop legends 5ive, S Club Party, Ace of Base, Bonnie Tyler, 2 Unlimited, The Vengaboys and Bananarama – to name just a few. B*witched are the first act announced for this year's Electric Ireland Throwback Stage at Electric Picnic 2018 but there’s lots more line-up news to come.
For exclusive offers and the chance to win tickets visit www.electricireland.ie/ElectricPicnic or our Facebook page where you can join the nostalgia and enter for more chances to win!