The Dublin Homeless Choir Have Just Been Announced To Play At Electric Picnic

And we have high hopes they'll be excellent


It's just been announced that The High Hopes choir, composed of people whose lives have been touched by homelessness, will be playing at this year's Electric Picnic.

Made up of 60 people – featuring homeless people, people who care for the homeless, and those who were once homeless – the High Hopes Choir is best known for being the subject of a RTÉ documentary series which aired last December.

There are in fact two choirs, one in Dublin and one in Waterford, which were created by former principal conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, David Brophy.

Their set list for the festival will be a diverse mix, including Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Cyndi Lauper and Kodaline, as well as classics like Bill Withers’ 'Lean On Me' and Jackie Wilson’s 'Higher and Higher.'

Electric Picnic takes place at Stradbally Hall, Laois from Friday September 4 to Sunday September 6. The High Hopes Choir will be performing at Trailer Park.

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