Knockanstockan engages over 500,000 people across social media platforms!

Knockanstockan’s diverse musical line-up was accompanied by additional treats for festival fans this year despite the weather, 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 was a tasteful continuation to the KnockanStockan we know and love with additional features both complementing and elevating the festival’s remarkable reputation. And over the course of the weekend the stats saw over 500,000 music lovers across Twitter and Instagram revel in the excitement of a shared musical experience.

Press raved about the festival over the weekend too:

Overall, with music as diverse as its audience, Knockanstockan was a complete joy. No matter who and what you are, in the end, feeling free to be yourself is the most important thing. Seldom is this more apparent than at this beautiful little festival. We’ll be back! – HOTPRESS

Some even stated a hard obvious truth…. 😉

2019 will be remembered as a phenomenal year for fans of Irish music with so many genres showing substantial growth and development. Hype has been reverberating throughout the whole scene but too often these acts that are doing so well are overlooked by festival line-ups. This year, Knockanstockan is an exception to that rule with the entire line-up feeling like a homage to Irish growth.Boasting a line-up that incorporates the vast range of sounds on display in Ireland’s musical canon right now, Knockanstockan 2019 is admirable in its dedication to eclecticism and musical inclusivity and makes itself a fore-runner as one of the country’s best mid-sized festivals.– The Thin Air

With the reach and buzz over the weekend of the festival hitting over 500,000 across social platforms, it is a clear indication that the Irish Music Scene is as vibrant and epic as it’s ever been and that indeed Knockanstockan is as vital to delivering this message. But hey! Let us look back at some of our favourite Top 3 moments of Knockanstockan 2019!!

Mango X Mathaman delivered an incredible set that set the festival goers on top form!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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You’ve got to show me love @mangoxmathman @mangodassle 🤩🙌🏻🙌🏻

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BiCurious knock the socks off the crowds!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Now that’s a show! @bicuriousbandofficial stage diving with guitar ! What an epic show and how the hell does a 2 piece make so much sound?!!

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But of our top three let’s give it up for Junior Brother!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Junior Brother was so epic today 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

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

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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KNOCKANSTOCKAN festival announces full and final line up!

Ireland’s Premier Independent Music & Arts festival 19th – 21st of July 2019 – FINAL LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT!!

+ INTRODUCING THE ALL NEW LATE BIRD TICKET INSTALMENT PLAN:

There will be music, acts and experiences that you won’t get anywhere else.

Why? Because KnockanStockan is more than just a festival:

It is the best place to go to find New Music

The setting: a breath-taking site overlooking the Blessington Lakes.

KnockanStockan returns for the Summer of 2019, with heavy emphasis on their ethos which is to support and… “Love New Music”. Today we give you the full final and our most impressive yet line-up announcement setting the bar higher than it’s ever been. A true representation of the high calibre of music in Ireland, an exceptionally eclectic line-up, a great mix of homegrown talent and artists of critical acclaim fitting for all musical tastes.

Happyalone | Jealous Of The Birds | Mango X MathMan | Ye Vagabonds | Emma Langford | JyellowL | Joshua Burnside | ZASKA | Bicurious | Emmet Kirwan | Hugh Cooney | Robocobra Quartet | Lunch Money (UK) | Just Mustard | Eve Belle | Kitt Philippa | TOUCAN | The Eskies | Tebi Rex | DJ Tahira (Brazil) | Dead Label | Bats | No Spill Blood | Chancer | The Wood Burning Savages | Junior Brother | PowPig | The Pale | BAILER | Silverbacks | THUMPER | Wastefellow | Solkatt | WOB! | Luka Palm | Galway Street Club | Rachael Boyd | Vernon Jane | Cherym | BOUTS | Zapho | Kean Kavanagh | TPM | KNEECAP | Shookrah | Farah Elle | The Scratch | Tribal Dance | Post Punk Podge & The Technohippies | Jinx Lennon | Hot Cops | Arvo Party | Brién | Five To Two | Leila Jane | Dowry | Slouch | Words That Burn | zhOra | Paddy Dennehy | My Uncle Stoat | Lemoncello | Elizabeth Moen | Niamh Regan  | Acid Granny | Craic Boi Mental feat Whip Girl | Soft Boy DJs | Good Name Djs | Myles Manley | Shakalak | Jailbirds  | I Am The Main Character | Captain Hotknives | Chief Keegan | 0phelia | Stevie Darragh  | Trainman Blues | Rowan | Halli | Hatchlings | GavinDaVinci | Hazey Haze | SENU | Synk | Bannered Mare | October Fires | Le Pizza Galaxie | Moley O Súilleabháin | Natalya O’Flaherty | Ailie. | Nealo | Mankyy & Clerk 5 | Cooks But We’re Chefs | GRAMOPHONE DISCMAN – TRAD RAVE | Culture Vultures | A Different Animal | Amy Montgomery | SHITHäTT | Naive Ted  | Mutefish | Trad Abuse | Calvin James | The Bonk | Ragairí | Do You Speak Bell? | Markas Carcas & The Trail Gang | Honey  | Kynsy | Wild Atlantic Wake | Sarah Jessica Fletcher & Tiffany Breakfast | Candlelit Tales | Andi | Traashboo | Jawbone | Mockie Ah’s Drag Extravaganza | Pyre Productions | The Groovin’ Grannies | Eclectic Ballroom | Strange Boy | Citrus | Hooplah dee da | Acrobatics Shenanigans | Suadela Bellydance | Laura Rossi | Fingerz | Munky | Stevie G & Hot Sauce Dance Crew | The Walkeleles | Dj Chef | Hipshaker | Dj Negligee | Guilty Boy Association | The Jobseekerz | Sacred Skin | Anna Mieke | Joe Byrne

A 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 will be a tasteful continuation to the KnockanStockan we know and love with additional features both complementing and elevating the festival’s remarkable reputation.

INTRODUCING THE ALL NEW LATE BIRD TICKET INSTALMENT PLAN:

If you definitely want to come to KnockanStockan but can’t afford the full price of a ticket just now then the instalment plan is for you.

For a limited time you can pay a €52 deposit to reserve a ticket. Then simply pay the balance in 2 handy instalments before 12 noon on Thursday 18th July and your ticket will be sent out to you.

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 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

LATE BIRD TICKET INSTALMENT PLAN:

 http://knockanstockan.ie/instalment-tickets/

Campervan Tickets €50

Bus Tickets €20 Dublin Return

Boutique Tents available here

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