NOS Alive is looking hard to beat in 2016

The problem with NOS Alive is that every time you go to reel off the festival's expansive line up you'll easily be caught short of breath missing a couple of the main attractions off your list.

Thankfully, taking a moment to exhale and reload your browser is where the problems end. This year NOS Alive boasts the most appetising bill in the northern hemisphere, and yes, we think we can just about remember it now.

Announced so far:

Thursday 7th July
The Chemical Brothers / Pixies / Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters / Biffy Clyro / The 1975 / Wolf Alice / John Grant / Vintage Trouble / 2ManyDJs (DJ set) / Junior Boys / Branko / SG Lewis / Bob Moses / Xinobi / Throes + The Shine

Friday 8th July
Radiohead / Tame Impala / Foals / Two Door Cinema Club / Years & Years / Hot Chip / Father John Misty / Carlao / Courtney Barnett / Jagwar Ma / NBC, Sir Scratch & Bob Da Rage Sense / Mundo Segundo & Sam The Kid / Da Chick / HMB, DJ Kamala & Filipe Goncalves / MGDRV / Rocky Marsiano & Meu Kamba Sound / DJ Kamala

Saturday 9th July
Arcade Fire / M83 / Grimes / Band of Horses / Jose Gonzalez / Paus / Ratatat / Calexico / Little Scream / Agir / Ventusta Morla

It's a line up which has got us dizzy with excitement and one with so many household names it's hard to put your finger on who's actually headlining (The Chemical Brothers, Radiohead and Arcade Fire to save you guessing).

With the festival in such high demand, weekend tickets as well as Friday day tickets have already sold out but you can still get a Thursday or Saturday ticket for as cheap as €56. We've also got a sneaky suspicion that there's a big name or two to join the likes of M83 and Grimes on the final day of the festival's 10th anniversary so we recommend saving up now.

Remaining tickets can be bought here.

By Josh Shreeve