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It’s KnockanStockan week!  Here is all you need to know!

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It’s KnockanStockan week! 

We have been waiting patiently all year for this week to arrive and are ecstatic it’s finally here! We have loads to tell you in this Newsletter, big news being we are releasing more Campervans and Sunday Day tickets, details below. 

We are most excited to have your wonderful new map Illustrated by an artist who has played KnockanStockan many times, Sarah McQuillan/FlyBird Design. Sarah’s love of the festival poured out of her pencil here and we adore it! <3 <3

Don’t get lost…or do…
 

YOUR STAGE TIMES 
DOWNLOAD YOUR STAGE TIMES HERE

MUTHERING HEIGHTS

Debuting at this year’s KnockanStockan, Muthering Heights is the place to BE YOU! A flamboyantly fun, eccentric craic emporium where all dreamers and soul searchers are invited to come and express themselves. You can purchase your KnockanStockan keep-bottle as well as tees and much much more! Full Progamme Below!
Our Guilt You Green Policy can be found on our website. These are the water flasks you can purchase at Muthering Heights for €10

MORE CAMPERVAN TICKETS!

We have managed to squeeze a bit more space in the field this year to make an extra 15  Campervan tickets available! You, our subscribers, are the first to get this information so grab em quick while you can! Go here

SUNDAY DAY TICKETS BACK ON SALE! 

Due to popular demand we have released more Sunday day tickets for those of you who just can’t live without KS and can’t make it on the Friday & Saturday !
 
Last chance to buy your boutique camping experience with Silk Road Tents as they close tomorrow! They have luxury Bell Tents, Yurts and Tipis available. Have a gander 
Tired of carrying bags of ice to and from your tent? Leave that to us. Swap your warm cans of Carlsberg and Carlsberg Unfiltered for chilled one’s and head off to enjoy the festival thanks to the Carlsberg Cool Cans pop up, appearing for the first time at this year’s KnockanStockan festival.

ENTER THE KNOCK OUT GAMES!

Enter your team of 5 into the The Knock Out Games! An area that is a purpose built arena that will host a series of games and competitions all weekend while raising funds for The Scoop Foundation 

To enter it is €10 per team member for a team of 5, all proceeds go to The Scoop Foundation. There will be a leaderboard and the two teams at the top of the table will go into a Knock Out on Sunday for a finale show. Over €1000 worth of prizes up for grabs!!

Fancy Dress Essential! 

 

ENTER TEAM INTO KNOCK OUT GAMES

Cat Lundy announces new Single ‘Burn’ Out Aug 30th

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Cat Lundy – Single “Burn” Out Aug 30th

“Cat’s voice is sublime.  She can reach emotional depths and expression most of us can only dream of.  We are blessed”. -Ger Mc Donnell

Cat Lundy, a 60’s, blues-inspired storyteller.  With raw, unapologetic emotion, she delivers her truth.  Her debut album 9 Lives is influenced by love, heartbreak and relationships. A classically trained vocalist from the Royal Academy of Music, and a self-taught guitarist, she has performed her original songs in venues in London,  New York’s ‘The Bitter End’ (where she had a residency) and Los Angeles’ ‘House of Blues’.

Cat finished recording her debut album with producer Ger Mc Donnell in 2018.  Ger has worked with artists such as U2, Kasabian, The Cure and Martha Wainwright…to name a few.     

What Cat has to say about music: “I believe music can change the world around us, even if it is for just three and a half minutes”

She has supported Fantastic Negrito, American Grammy winner on his Irish tour; ‘…. Cat has it all, she has the goods’ – Fantastic Negrito 2019. She has been described from reviews as “a breath of fresh air, she is sweet, salty and a first-class storyteller.” “Vocally she is smooth as honey.”

On Burn, Cat says “Burn is a song about feeling complete emptiness after a lost and toxic love. The song is cathartic and
is a message to people that you can liberate yourself from all ties to the past. Personal belongings and money mean very little. To escape unscathed is a triumph and the human heart is stronger than we can comprehend’.

Cat’s influences include Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Jeff
Buckley, Ray Charles, Ray Lamontagne & Amy Winehouse.

Cat controls each song from the start to finish. She is effortless and cool and knows how to lure her listeners in. You can hear a pin drop as she holds her audience spellbound. The brand new single ‘Burn’ is off her forthcoming studio album is out Aug 30th. 

Links:

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Daytona Rose announces new Music Video for Done Up + New single JoyRide!

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Daytona Rose who hails from Dublin, Ireland but resides in NYC has just announced her brand new DOUBLE A single ‘Done Up’ &’ Joyride’ out Aug 30th.

From a young age it was evident that she loved to sing, from performing at a wedding at the age of 4 when she was flower-girl to performing solo a few years later at the the Late Late Toy Show with the National Choir.

A trained classical pianist completing all of her grades through the Royal Irish Academy of music, Daytona went on to attend the infamous Rock College in Ballyfermot, Dublin. There she learned to write songs and hone her performance craft.

Unsurprisingly, she was then chosen to do an exchange program in The Pop Academy, Hammelburg, Germany. Which set the precipice for an International music journey which would see her travel all over the world developing her music including Dubai, LA, London and where she currently resides – New York City.

For many aspiring artists alike, New York is the place to be, and it was in New York where she started recording and collaborating with some big writers such as Kevin Mc Call who is behind Chris Brown -Deuces / Stripped, Lil Eddie who has worked with Kylie Minogue and Autumn Rowe who is a vocal coach on the USA X Factor & Americas Got Talent.

Daytona is heavily inspired by peers such as Rita Ora, Jess Glyne, Little Mix, Anne Marie and Bebe Rexha. You can join over 10,000 people who are following Daytona on her journey over on her Instagram!

Check out here new music video for DONE UP here:

Online Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/daytonarosee
https://www.instagram.com/daytona_rose
Twitter @Daytona_rosee

Irish Troubadour Davie Furey All Set For Irish Tour Nationwide.

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Following Davie’s recent number 1, Fire and Gold, he hits the road with Dermot Cullen and Davy Ryan for a series on intimate dates around Ireland,(Full dates listed below). The finishing touches are currently being done to Davie’s new album, which is due for release in March 2020, preceding that a new track just went out to Irish radio titled ‘Just Like The Wind’.

Fureys’ debut album ‘Easy Come Easy Go’ was very well received in audiences across the country having been showcased by RTE, BBC Radio both home and abroad, resulting in a worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music.  Nominated three years in a row by The Pure M Awards, for Best Newcomer, Best Male Artist and Best Irish Solo Act. Davie’s knack for telling a story through song and his ability to engage a crowd have resulted in many sold out shows on his previous tours.

Be sure to check out Davie while he is on the road! 

Response from peers for Furey’s debut album: Easy Come Easy Go

“I LOVE this album from Davie” – Jeremy Irons

“Congratulations Davie on a lovely album …….a fine, fine record” – Christy Moore 

“An excellent piece of work from Davie” – Donovan 

“An excellently produced album with very dramatic songs. Definitely one to watch out for!!” –   Phil Coulter

“Loved this album.  Davie has a very unique voice and will gather a large following very quickly” – Jimmy McCarthy

“Davie sings from the heart and has the voice of a poet” – Luka Bloom

TOUR DATES:

Friday               Aug 2nd             Scarecrow Festival, Durrow, Laois

Saturday           Aug 3rd             Bob’s Hideout (Ella Dempsey Fundraiser), Durrow, Laois

Thursday          Aug 8th             Clonmel Busking Festival, The Coachman, Clonmel

Friday               Aug 9th             The Stormy Teacup, Limerick City

Saturday           Aug 10th            JJ Harlows, Roscommon

Sunday             Aug 11th            Hacketts, Kilkenny City

Thursday          Aug 15th            Summer in the City, Central Arts, Waterford City

Friday               Aug 16th            Mother Reilly’s, Rathmines, Dublin

Saturday           Aug 17th            P Clarke’s, Navan, Meath

Friday               Aug 23rd            Clock Tavern, Westport, Mayo

Saturday           Aug 24th            Balor Arts Theatre, Ballybofey, Donegal

Saturday           Sept 7th             VISUAL Arts Centre, Carlow

Website address:  www.daviefurey.com

Facebook link:     https://www.facebook.com/daviefureymusic1/

Twitter link:    https://twitter.com/daviefurey?lang=en 

Soundcloud link:   https://soundcloud.com/davie-furey-music     

Spotify link :    https://open.spotify.com/artist/0pJVfAuuVnqtwbSbwGPFwe?si=SHLtpXxfTd-XYVje1BdryA

Pauly Fagan announces new single release “Wake Me” out July 25th

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Meath man Pauly Fagan grew up in Navan, with a family of music lovers and musicians. Greatly influenced by his parent’s passion for the arts and music, he and all of his brothers were trained to play instruments and also how to read music from the tender age of 4. His unique voice and harmonies win people over wherever he goes. Word of mouth endorsement from those who have seen Pauly perform live has come from Ireland to as far as Canada where he wrote his last release ‘It’s What You Got’ which garnered over 1 million impacts across Irish radio, from BBC, Rte Radio 1 and many Regional Radio Stations.

A gentle, sweet song about finding your true love, ‘Wake Me’ is about the moment you were caught off guard not expecting to find the love of your life. Pauly wrote the song as a reflection of his own experience when he was surprised that one day out‐of‐the‐blue he met and fell in love with a woman he knew right away would be the love of his life. “You never know what’s around the corner, do ya?” In Pauly’s case, it was not being worried about the future if you are with the one you love. He recorded a few versions but kept coming back to the acoustic version to keep the message and vibe simple and pure… like true love.

Run In Red release new single and announce International & National Tour!

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Hailing from Dublin and the New York music scene the transatlantic band RUN iN RED have released two EPs to date: ‘The Revelled Theory Mind’ in 2017 and ‘Undercover Overthrown’ last September to critical acclaim from Rte2fm, Fm104 to the BBC and more. The band cite influences from Wilco, Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews band & Frightened Rabbit.
 
Honing their live skills on the Dublin circuit RUN iN RED have been described as ‘urgency transcribed into music and deliver indie rock through a wall of harmonic layers and musical dynamics. They have graced the stages of various Venues and Festivals in Ireland such as The Olympia, The Academy, Sea Sessions, Indiependence (with Bastille, Mumford & Sons and Aslan) and have just announced a National and International Tour in Ireland, the US and UK which kicked off in June 2019.
 
Their brand new single ‘Dirty Spirits Design’ is now available on spotify and they are currently in pre-production to begin recording their debut album. In the interim you can catch them live at any of the dates listed below!

Full tour dates:
 

RUN iN RED Upcoming Irish dates : 

  • Something In The Water Festival – 21/6/19
  • Roisin Dubh, Galway – 7/7/19 
  • Gallagher’s Pub, Cork – 10/7/19
  • Scruffy Murphys, Limerick – 11/7/19
  • LOST LANE, Dublin – 20/7/19
  • Central Arts, Waterford – 29/7/19

US dates :

  • Rock house Live Midtown, Memphis – 3/6/19
  • Giddy Ups, Austin, Texas – 6/9/19
  • JP Hops House, Houston – 9/6/19

UK dates :

  • The Jacaranda, Liverpool – 18/8/19
  • Walrus, Manchester – 19/8/19
  • The Old King’s Arms, Leeds – 20/8/19

Tickets available from www.runinred.eventbrite.ie

Links to band:

https://www.facebook.com/runinred

https://www.youtube.com/runinred

https://www.instagram.com/runinred/

KNOCKANSTOCKAN – New Additions Announcement! SODA BLONDE/ Donal Dineen | The Panik Attaks + More

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Ireland’s Premier Independent Music & Arts festival

19th – 21st of July 2019

“New Additions” LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT

Plus Get ready for “The Knock Out Games!”

KnockanStockan have already announced their return for the Summer of 2019, with heavy emphasis on their ethos which is to support and… “Love New Music”. Today we give you a special gift: New Additions to the impressive line-up setting the bar higher than it’s ever been.

It has been less than four months since Little Green Cars called it a day, but four of the band’s five members wasted no time in announcing a new band: SODA BLONDE. Fronted by Faye O’Rourke with Adam O’Regan, Donagh Seaver O’Leary and Dylan Lynch the band “evokes the tragic beauty of Karen Carpenter and the pop sensibilities of Annie Lennox”. They have just performed on The Late Late Show on RTE, and performed to a sell-out show in TGS and are going to be playing at Knockanstockan this year as part of the New Additions to the line-up, announced today June 19th.

The new additions also include Kerryman Donal Dineen, a pioneering DJ, Photographer and Filmmaker along with punk rockers Panik Attaks consisting of – Rob Walsh (Cold Comfort), Mick Pyro (Republic of loose) Trevor Keogh (New Secret Weapon) Alex Harvey (Thumper) and Rian trench (Solar Bears).

Here is the complete line up of NEW ADDITIONS!

New live acts !

Soda Blonde | Uly | Donal Dineen | The Panik Attaks | Jimmy Penguin | Messyng | Aswell | Pine The Pilcrow | Lil’ Brendan | Donal Gunne Band |VictorRama | The Other Side of Detroit | Schindler’s Fist | Robbie Cash & The Black Tar Bandits

More Performance Artists!

Eoin Tyrell | GirlPlay | Elder Norman’s Formal Board of Normal Mormon Moral Orders and Frankie | Cikada Circus | Spiralites | LedBelly | Giant Wolf Theatre Company | The Comedy Collective| Walnut & Scroope | Niv, Circus Hoop Artist | SPÁSÓGS | Emmet O’Brien ft. Sea High | Sarah Kineen | Disco Dragons | Cúana Matata | Ring Dem Bells 

Knockanstockans diverse musical line-up will be accompanied by additional treats for festival fans this year, featuring new collaborations, several international artists, spectacular new stage designs, new areas to explore, an array of art installations and endless performance art in many glorious forms. Each new addition to the festival is a tasteful continuation to the KnockanStockan we know and love with additional features both complementing and elevating the festival’s remarkable reputation.

The Knock Out Games!

The Knock Out Games is a new area within KnockanStockan to engage with our audience in a way like never before. We know you all love a good game and especially a bit of (healthy?!) competition.

The Knock Out Games area is a purpose built arena that will host a series of games and competitions all weekend while raising funds for The SCOOP Foundation. Hosted by festival comedians Hugh Cooney and Brian Frame among other guests, The Knock Out will take place within a mini-stadium surrounded by seating for your audience of fanatic supporters!

Teams are encouraged to enter but individual games will be programmed as well.

Games will include:

  • Egg & Spoon
  • 3 Legged Race
  • Burst the Bum-Balloon
  • Giant Jenga Challenge
  • Raft Challenge
  • Space Hopper Race
  • Double Sack Race

& MUCH MORE

There will be a leaderboard and the two teams at the top of the table will go into a Knock Out on Sunday for a finale show.

Carlsberg Cold Cans Exchange!!!

Tired of carrying bags of ice to and from your tent? Leave that with us.

Swap your warm cans of Carlsberg and Carlsberg Unfiltered for chilled one’s and head off to enjoy the festival thanks to the Carlsberg Cool Cans pop up, appearing for the first time at this year’s KnockanStockan festival.

Carlsberg Unfiltered

Carlsberg Unfiltered, the headline sponsor of KnockanStockan 2019 is back again, bigger and better this year, with a Danish inspired takeover. Carlsberg Unfiltered is inspired by Danish values of simplicity and connection with nature, and its name reflects how the lager is made. The brewers have removed the filtration process, which leaves more natural flavours and body in the lager and produces a premium, great tasting, cloudy pilsner with subtle floral and hop notes.

Carlsberg Unfiltered Stage

KnockanStockan are excited to have Carlsberg return this year to collaborate on an exciting venue space with a Danish twist. The Unfiltered stage is making a comeback where guests can sit and watch performance art, intimate collaborations, interviews, comedy by day and dance to some of Ireland’s finest DJ collectives play on a stage in the centre of the festivities.

The Carlsberg Danish Quarter

Sit back, relax and soak up the atmosphere the Danish Way.  The main bar, the Danish Quarter hosted by Carlsberg, will overlook the main stage so you can enjoy a few pints whilst soaking in the festival atmosphere. Skål!

A much loved family friendly event, KnockanStockan is Ireland’s Premiere Small Festival which has earned the festival many awards throughout the years such as Best Line Up, Best Small Festival, Best Family Festival and Best Social Responsibility Award. The official Launch night will take place at Dublin’s newest Music Venues, Lost lane at 6.30pm on April 18th.

Not long after going on sale, Early Bird & Sunday Day tickets to KS2019 have already sold out, a sure sign of excitement for the festival’s return:

Early Bird Tickets – SOLD OUT    

3 Day Festival Ticket (FRI-SUN CAMPING) €155

2 Day Festival Ticket (SAT & SUN CAMPING) €135

 1 Day Festival (SUN DAY TICKET) Ticket €65 – SOLD OUT    

Campervan Tickets €50

Bus Tickets €20 Dublin Return

Boutique Tents available here

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Lavengro sign to CODA AGENCY under Sol Parker!!!!!

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Tremendous news just in as 5-Piece Pop band Lavengro hailing from Derry City, Northern Ireland, announce their signing to CODA Agency under Sol Parker!

Their most recent single ‘Live For The Weekend’ was added straight to radio playlists, including Rte 2fm, Red FM and 2XM. With its instant hooks that calls for the repeat button, their new single is the follow up to commercially successful track ‘Think’ which was one of the most played Irish songs on Radio in 2018.

2FM hailed it as one of their most played Irish songs of 2018, iRadio & Today FM also made the boys their Homegrown Heroes & PlayIrish Artist of the week. It also stayed in the top 100 Irish Airplay Charts for 11 weeks, peaking at #25 and also made it onto the Irish iTunes Top 100 Charts, Spotify Viral 50 Ireland, Ireland Shazam Charts top 50 – to name a few! Their new single is punchier, catchier and will have the same effect!

These are exciting times for Lavengro! WATCH THIS SPACE!!!

The Vibes announce brand new single “Where I Wanna Be’ Out June 21st.

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The Vibes are a six-piece Indie-pop outfit from Leitrim made up of members :
Leo Logan – Vocals Guitar
Gerard Bracken – Bass
Martin Raftery – Drums
Kiev Reynolds – Guitar
Ruairi Carty – Banjo/Mandolin
Joanne Logan – Vocals/Piano

They write infectious Indie-pop songs so it was no surprise when they became winners of the RTE 2fm song writing contest. ‘”Where I wanna Be” will be the band’s fifth single release with their previous 4 singles, “Head Over Heels”, “Just Another Love Song”, “You’ll See My Heart” and “Different Way Out” reaching Top 20 Chart status and critical acclaim.  

The brand new single ‘Where I Wanna Be’ Out June 21st, was recorded and produced by Ger McDonnell (U2, Manic Street Preachers, Kasabian, Def Leopard , The Cure and The Frame) and The vibes in The Mill studio in Swords, Dublin. The band cites influences that range from The Killers, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Mumford And Sons, Snow Patrol to Chris Stapleton, Vince Gill and Foy Vance.

Leo from the band says: “Where I Wanna Be’ is meant to be a fun, summer-sing/along track that tells the story, of which I think nearly everyone goes through at some stage or another, where you fall for someone you shouldn’t, the result of which normally never ends well. However in some cases when its all over you realise how much you actually miss and need that person and how they are “where you wanna be”.. 

Social Media Links:
https://www.facebook.com/thevibesband/
https://www.instagram.com/thevibes_official/
https://twitter.com/TheVibesBand
https://open.spotify.com/artist/425TkTzepIHqBY0CO5fB82?si=4Cp7Gop1SNqxTwHDON2HNA

Acoustic Duo KC VIK announce new single ‘The Gamblers Partner’

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Alt-folk/singer-songwriter Dublin based Acoustic Duo KC VIK announce new single ‘The Gamblers Partner‘ which is now available across all streaming sites. The duo consists of Ian Kinsella, a Kildare born musician of an Irish traditional back ground who was a  member of Gavin James’ Only Ticket Home Tour and Kaitlin Cullen-Verhauz from Manhattan, a classically trained cellist, graduating from music conservatory at age 18. She has performed both as a soloist and in various chamber ensembles in venues such as Merkin Concert Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space, Weill Recital Hall, and Carnegie Hall.

KC VIK’s songwriting is powerful, and with their current goal to keep their sound as raw, edgy and real as possible, the pair create an incredibly full sound with just their instruments and no others and no extra layers. The end result of their debut release is a beautiful blend of very different learning curves leading to a very unique experience for the listener.

The pair have a cited a wide range of influences between them, absorbing as many genres as possible to broaden their spectrum of understanding and musical endeavours – Bob Dylan, Mstislav Rostropovich, Nickel Creek, Townes van Zandt, Solas, Lunasa, Yo-Yo Ma, James Taylor, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, Fairport Convention and Moxie, to name but a few.

What you get here is stunning folk acoustic music at its best.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/kcvikduo/

https://www.instagram.com/kcvikduo/

You can check out the track which is streaming on spotify here: