KnockanStockan Music & Arts Festival 2018
27th, 28th & 29th of July
Blessington Lakes, Co.Wicklow
Festival launches this week with 85 acts announced!
“This has to be one of the most idyllic settings for a gig in the country”
Mark Graham, The Irish Times
KnockanStockan is set for a moon landing with 85 acts rocketing onto their bill making this year’s festival a glorious supernova of 140 beaming artists. This will be a festival to remember offering up an unforgettable musical feast for festival fans hungry to find the best in Irish and international music. A wonderful weekend to stimulate all the senses, KnockanStockan have also shared an outstanding Performance Art lineup as well as beautiful new stages and areas to complement the festivals already beautiful surroundings. Prepare to be dazzled!
Cathy Davey | Leila Jane & The Healers | Bitch Falcon | FCKWLVZ | Kojaque | Haiku | Megacone | Galway Street Club | This Fresh Hell | Brona Keogh | The Hot Sprockets | Sing Along Social | Mules & Men | Shrug Life | THUMPER | The Olllam | For Foresters | Eclectic Ballroom | Third Smoke | Yankari | The Scratch | St Bishop | Æ MAK | Moxie | Ger Fox Sailing | Elephant | Orchid Collective | Auxiliary Phoenix Trio | Toby Kaar | The Nilz | Pointbreak | Electric Octopus | Ross Breen | Rubber Keo | Broken Brass Ensemble | Just Mustard | Haokah | Markas Carcas & The Trail Gang | Brian Dillon | LemonCello | Culture Vultures | STUFF. | Joshua Burnside | KIN | Waldorf & Cannon | Guilty Boy Association | CB Disco Ball | Mike Patterson | IRELAND | Jimmy Penguin | Krayb David | SHITHäTT | Daniel John Paxton | Alright You Restless | Joey Gavin | The Eskies | Planet Parade | Woweembeem Presents | Papa Lou | DJ Kixx | Vulpynes | This Place Hell | Stoat | Junior Brother |Shunya | Good Name DJ’s | Schindler’s Fist | Mutefish | Stuck On Repeat | Dunny | Alfi | Oscar Mild | The Jobseekerz | S E N U | Chewing on Tinfoil | Why-Axis | Shakalak | Topso | Lonesome George | The Ocelots| Search Party Animal | SSMMÜTT | Tongue Bundle | The Murder Capital | Deciduous DJs | Eve DJ’s | SILLK | Robert John Ardiff | Sister Ghost | Bantum | Humans of the Sesh | ROE | JyellowL | Navá | Sim Simma Sound System | Bicurious | Chancer | Moon Looks On | Spudgun | Munky | Farah Elle | Deborah | The Bonk | Vernon Jane | Slouch | Sadmageddon | Trad Abuse | Grand | Simon Bird | Ailie Blunnie | Super Silly | The Wood Burning Savages | Paddy Hanna | Elaine Mai | Cúla Búla | Wastefellow | Niwel Tsumbu | Deep Funk Project | T.P.M | Donal Dineen | Ailbhe Reddy | Pillow Queens | Rob Walsh & The Panik Attacks | Badhands | Ben Bix | Anna Mieke | NEOMADiC | BAILER | Jinx Lennon | Post Punk Podge & The Technohippies | Birds Of Olympus | Naive Ted | Tribal Dance | Dowry | Christmas Is Ruined | Doctor Band | KnifeAxe
Beast of Craggy Island | Candle Lit Tales | Playback Theatre | Transplaining | Wine Made of Swans | High Church of Enya | Mockie Ah | Rocky Horror Burlesque Show | Suadela Belly Dance | The Fairy and the Fiddler | StevenevetS | Paddy the Farmer and Molly the Sheep | Fort Sessions Spectacle of Colour | LOQ Spoken Word | Abi Aerialist
Knock Knock Comedy
Immam Idma | Andrea Farrell | Joe Dowlin | Stephen Ryan
Dabbledoo | Forrest School | Shake Rattle & Roll | Mask Making with Dermot Finn | Art Explorer | Bucky’s Circus Workshops | Bubble Trouble | Espaço Libellula String Art Workshop
Areas to explore…
KnockanStockan have commissioned a collective of artists called Espaço Libellula who will use sacred geometry techniques and String Art to create a NEW main stage at the festival for which the like of has never been seen in Ireland! Stay tuned for the unveiling of the name of this stage!
The oldest of our hand built wooden stages, the Faerie Field is nestled in its own natural amphitheatre surrounded by hawthorn trees, chilled during the day and up for anything after dark, a magical world for musical exploration.
If you’re looking for things to get dark and heavy you’ll more than likely find them at the Dimestore Tent, a staple of the festival for over half a decade, lending itself perfectly to big bands and big sounds.
Woodtown is the creation of Mitch Dunne and her team of wood sculptors. You’ll find freshly made wooden furniture to lounge on, original wooden sculptures and games as well as the Holistic Haven and the wonderful Wishbone stage.
KnockanStockan are excited to have Carlsberg join them in the field this year to collaborate on a new venue space with a Danish twist. The Unfiltered stage will be set with beautiful lake vistas 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 round in the centre of this exciting new venue!
Lovingly put together with carved dowel joints and rods and using some of the surrounding trees as part of the structure the Wishbone Stage gives the impression it was grown rather than built. Expect surprise and delight with everything from poetry and theatre to beatboxing and belly dancing.
The Rasher Factory
Animal Buzz brought a barn last year to KnockanStockan, this year they bring you THE RASHER FACTORY. In a season of festive heresy, this safe space will offer a relentless selection of multi disciplinary artists within a geodesic dome. Savage beasts, untamed by savage tunes.
We’ve got a wonderful program of events to keep the Knockan’sprogs entertained! From Storytelling, Open mic stage for the budding future performers at KnockanStockan.
The Art Trail is one of the visual treats at KnockanStockan, with have an ingenious bunch of creatives bringing imaginative installations to the festival, making exploring this already naturally beautiful festival site transform into the thing of dreams.
“A small festival with a massive soul” – Hot Press Magazine
Campervan tickets are sold out but for those looking to camp in style there is the option of Boutique Lakeview Camping with a selection of luxurious yurts, bell tents and tipis available via knockanstockan.ie/boutique-camping
Tier 1 & 2 tickets to KS2018 have already SOLD OUT, with only a few more Tier 3 tickets left to go!
Tier 1 tickets – SOLD OUT Tier 2 SOLD OUT Campervan Tickets SOLD OUT
Limited Friday Early Entry, Saturday & Sunday Camping Tier 3 available at €150 via knockanstockan.ie