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RTÉ Choice Music Prize Shortlist

RTÉ Choice Music Prize
In association with IMRO and IRMA
Irish Album of the Year 2018 Shortlist Announcement
Vicar Street, Dublin – Thursday 7th March

Tickets on sale now at http://www.ticketmaster.ie

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The shortlist for this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Irish Album of the Year 2018, in association with IMRO & IRMA, was announced today on RTÉ 2FM’s Tracy Clifford Show by Tony Clayton-Lea, chairman of the judging panel. The shortlist is as follows:

The Academic – Tales From The Backseat (ROOM6 Records)

Delorentos – True Surrender (Delo Records)

Just Mustard – Wednesday (Pizza Pizza Records)

Kojaque – Deli Daydreams (Soft Boy Records)

O Emperor – Jason (Big Skin Records)

Lisa O’Neill – Heard A Long Gone Song (River Lea Recordings)

Saint Sister – Shape Of Silence (self released)

Rejjie Snow – Dear Annie (BMG)

Villagers – The Art Of Pretending To Swim (Domino Recording Co)

Wyvern Lingo – Wyvern Lingo (Ruby Works)

As part of RTÉ’s continued commitment to promoting Irish music, RTÉ 2FM celebrates the announcement of the shortlist across its schedule throughout the day with All Irish Music All Day from 6am to midnight.  Dave Fanning will also chat to Tony Clayton-Lea about the album shortlist on his weekend show this Saturday from 9.00 – 11.00am on RTÉ 2FM.

The shortlisted albums can be enjoyed in full on the RTÉ Choice Music Prize website www.choicemusicprize.ie and on  www.2fm.ie/rtechoicemusic.

The winning album will be announced at the RTÉ Choice Music Prize live event, held in Vicar Street, Dublin on Thursday 7th March and broadcast live on RTÉ 2FM in a special four-hour extended show from 7-11pm. A special television programme of the event will be broadcast shortly afterwards on RTÉ2.

The 14th annual RTÉ Choice Music Prize will once again celebrate the best in Irish recorded music.   The Prize has become one of the music industry highlights of the year since its inception in 2005. The Irish Album of the Year award is chosen from a shortlist of ten albums by a panel of twelve Irish music media professionals and industry experts.

RAAP and Culture Ireland are also official project partners of the RTÉ Choice Music Prize.

Culture Ireland will fund the attendance of influential overseas Industry executives to attend the RTE Choice Music Prize Live Event on March 7th. First Music Contact (FMC), as part of their international profiling activity, will again advise on the selection of overseas delegates and oversee their integration into the individual mentoring sessions with the artists and the conference.

This year RTÉ Choice Music Prize also partnered with Yangaroo Music Ireland who have provided all eligible artists with a simple, free method of instant delivery of a digital copy of their eligible album directly to the Irish Album of the Year judging panel.  Yangaroo Music Ireland (http://www.yangaroomusic.ie) offer a professional digital delivery service for Labels and Artists to deliver their new music releases instantly to media, venues, festivals and promoters in Ireland.

RTÉ Choice Music Prize “Conversations” will return and take place on the 7th.

Tickets for the Choice Music Prize live event are on sale now from all Ticketmaster outlets and from http://www.ticketmaster.ie priced €28.00 including booking fee.

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Bell X1 to play Galway International Arts Festival

Bell X1to play Galway International Arts Festival
Irish rock band to play Heineken Big Top at GIAF 2019 

Tuesday 27 November 

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh are delighted to announce the return of Bell X1 to the Galway International Arts Festival in 2019.

The Irish rock band, who played a sold-out gig at the festival in 2016 following one of the most memorable concerts in festival history in 2011, will play the Heineken Big Top on Friday 19 July, 2019.

Bell X1 are one of Ireland’s most popular bands, second only to U2 in terms of radio play and, according to Billboard, the second biggest live performers. 

The band has also ticked off every possible album type on the list, from the big major label Flash Harry recording session in London town, to the experimental, to the DIY.  

They’ve done albums as a five-piece, as a four piece and as a three piece. They’ve mixed up their harmonic and melodic bittersweet leanings with scratchy electronic signals to see what would happen.

That experimentation has been recognized and rewarded, with four of their albums nominated for the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year and three debuting at #1 on the Irish Album Charts.

Following a hugely successful 2015 that included a sell-out acoustic tour of Ireland, and playing support to Ed Sheeran at Croke Park, the band returned to the studio to record their 7th album.

2016’s Arms is a Bell X1 album in name and breeding, but which sounds like nothing else in their canon. The depth and width, the colours and shades, are familiar, but there’s a new space and sense to the songs which speaks volumes about what the band have achieved.

In what is sure to be one of the best live gigs of the festival, the crowd can expect to hear hits from their canon of critically-acclaimed albums, which include ‘Rocky Took a Lover’, ‘The Great Defector’, ‘The End is Nigh’ and ‘Flame’ amongst others.

Bell X1 will play the Heineken Big Top as part of Galway International Arts Festival 2019 on Friday 19 July. Tickets for Bell X1 go on sale on Friday 7 December 2018 at 9am, priced at €35, from www.giaf.ie and roisindubh.net.

Galway International Arts Festival 2019 takes place from 15-28 July 2019, with more acts set to be announced in the coming weeks. GIAF recently announced that Indie rock band Two Door Cinema Club will play the Heineken Big Top on Friday 26 July.

Galway International Arts Festival would like to acknowledge the support of its principal funding agencies the Arts Council and Fáilte Ireland, its Drinks Partner Heineken and Education Partner NUI Galway.

Photo credit: Mulography

For further information, please contact:

Hilary Martyn,

Communications & Development Manager,

Galway International Arts Festival,

P: 091-509702

M: 086-8313416

E: hmartyn@giaf.ie

SPIES – Broadstone [Official Video]

In 2016, Spies followed the release of their acclaimed Sea Creature EP with an extensive tour including several dates with Wolf Alice. After a two year absence from social media and live performances, the band unexpectedly returned with singles ‘Young Dad’, ‘Uriah’ and ‘Ho  Chi Minh’ earlier this year. Their new electronic sound received praise from both from UK and Irish press (DIY, Line of Best Fit, Nialler9, The Thin Air, etc.). The summer of 2018 saw them play sold out shows in Dublin and London while also making an appearance at Electric Picnic.

New single Broadstone shows a side to Spies unlike anything they’ve produced before. Like many of the songs on Constancy, Broadstone began life in Inch, Co. Kerry during a writing trip. Returning to Dublin, the song came into its own as the band began experimenting with new sounds. With upbeat guitar riffs and Brazilian percussion, Spies combined their synth-rock sound with samba rhythms, paying homage in equal parts to Quincy Jones and James Murphy.  

Singer Michael Broderick penned the song as a love letter to the area of Dublin City he’s been living in over the last few years – “Broadstone is one of the 3 neighbourhoods that make up present day Phibsboro. It’s where I was living during the writing of Constancy,  it’s really the setting of the album for me. I was living with Morgan from Saint Sister and her boyfriend Rory who’s a documentary maker, so our flat was a hotbed of creativity. I wanted to capture a snapshot of that time in a song.”

Dea Matrona – Just Wanna Rock [Official Video]

VALENTINO IS DEAD – Outlaws Tonight [Official Music Video]

All Together Now 2019 – 2019 Ticket Pre-Sale

2019 Ticket Pre-Sale

unnamedWe can’t wait to return to the wonderful world we created in Curraghmore. The Loyalty & Members Pre-Sale gives those who attended All Together Now 2018 a chance to avail of Early Bird ticket prices and Campervan Tickets ahead of general sale next Monday.

The Loyalty & Members’ pre-sale opens this morning –  9:30 AM Friday, 17 August. This pre-sale will end 9 AM Monday, 20 August. All Together Now is again Strictly Over 21s. Children between the ages of 12 and under can attend free of charge, accompanied by a parent with a family ticket. Please note that tickets are subject to availability. We are delighted to announce a new six series Instalment Plan. Meaning you can get yourself a General or Family Weekend Ticket to All Together Now and spread the cost across six months. General & Family Weekend Tickets priced – €33.25 by 6 payments over a 12 month period. Tickets are available on a first come first served basis. For loyalty customers please ensure you’re signed up to receive marketing emails from Ticketmaster or an All Together Now Member… before August 17th 

General Camping

Tier 1 – €179.50

Tier 2 – €189.5

General Weekend Camping

Instalment Plan

Tier 3 – €199.50 (€33.25 x 6 payments over a 12 month period)

Family Camping

Tier 1 – €179.50

Tier 2 – €189.50

 

Family Weekend Camping

Instalment Plan

Tier 3 – €199.50 (€33.25 x 6 payments over a 12 month period)

Campervans

General – €70

Family Campervans

General – €70

Ticket Types:

General Weekend Camping – Allows access into the campsite village as well as the main arena/night time arena.

General Campervan – You must purchase a general weekend camping ticket per person & one general campervan ticket per campervan to gain entry to the campervan site.

Family Weekend Ticket – Allows access for 1 adult & up to 2 children aged 12 and under to enter the festival & to camp in the family campsite. You must have children with you to enter the campsite. Adults arriving without children will be refused entry and directed to general camping.

Family Campervan – You must purchase a Family Weekend Camping ticket per adult & one family campervan ticket per campervan, which allows 1 adult and up to 2 children aged 12 and under to enter the family campervan site.

For any ticket queries please contact Ticketmaster directly on 0818 903 001 or via the ‘Help Chat’ tab on www.ticketmaster.ie and they will be happy to advise you.

Wild Youth – ‘GMSOYL’.

The four piece have been lighting up the Irish airwaves this summer with their massive hit single ‘Can’t Move On’. The song of the summer, which follows their radio hits ‘All Or Nothing’ and ‘Lose Control’, has started making waves in the UK and has been selected by BBC Radio 1 for ‘Best New Pop’ and featured as Zane Lowe’s ‘Breaking’ artist on Beats1.
 
Since they burst onto the live scene in 2017, Wild Youth have found themselves invited to support artists such as Niall Horan, The Script, and Zara Larsson on arena sized shows.This summer they’ve been drawing huge crowds to their festival slots at Sea Sessions and Indiependence and tickets for their sold out Whelan’s show (22 September) were snapped up by fans in just a couple of days. Next up the band join The Coronas as their special guests at King John’s Castle (25 August) before they take to the Electric Picnic stage next month to top off their summer festival season.
Currently splitting their time between Dublin and London, writing and recording their first album, Wild Youth are set to become one of the hottest acts of 2018 and beyond.
 
Upcoming Tour Dates:
 
25 August: King John’s Castle, Limerick – special guests for The Coronas
20 September: Olympia Theatre, Dublin (Help a Dublin Child Appeal with FM104)
22 September: Whelans, Dublin 
24 September: The Lexington, London

All Together Now – Everything You Need To Know

August Bank Holiday Weekend / 3rd, 4th, 5th Aug 2018

Curraghmore Estate, County Waterford

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

We are READY! For those of you coming along to All Together Now this weekend, please make careful note of the following guidelines so we can ensure a safe, happy environment for all festival goers. Very limited General Weekend & Family Tickets remain HERE

DAY BY DAY TIMETABLES  HERE

UPDATED SITE MAP HERE

DRONE FOOTAGE HERE

GETTING TO THE FESTIVAL:

Please ensure if traveling by CAR or taking the Portlaw SHUTTLE BUS you travel via the appropriate route marked below, both entrances have free car parking available.

For DROP OFF (by Independent bus companies, taxis, car drop off) please take take ORANGE ROUTE to Portlaw where connecting shuttle buses will take you to your appropriate festival entrance.

BLUE ROUTE (E1)

  • GENERAL WEEKEND TICKETS

  • GENERAL TICKETMASTER COLLECTION

Blue route road access map available for download here – https://www.alltogethernow.ie/blue-route

RED ROUTE (E2)

  • ALL FAMILY TICKETS

  • ALL CAMPERVANS

  • VIP GUEST TICKETS

  • POD PADS (PRE-BOOKED ONLY)

  • TANGERINE FIELDS (PRE-BOOKED ONLY)

  • ARTIST CAMPING

  • GUESTLIST, MEDIA & PERFORMER COLLECTION

  • FAMILY TICKETMASTER COLLECTION

Red route road access map available for download here – https://www.alltogethernow.ie/red-route

PORTLAW SHUTTLE BUS

The festival will be providing a shuttle bus service to and from the Centra Shop in Portlaw to the festival site throughout the weekend.

ALL TOGETHER NOW – BLUE SHUTTLE BUS

For festival goers ONLY with one of the following – GENERAL WEEKEND TICKETS (OR TICKETMASTER GENERAL WEEKEND TICKET COLLECTION)

The Portlaw Shuttle Bus to and from the festival, is for those dropped off in Portlaw by independent bus companies, taxi’s, car drop off & local residents. The shuttle bus will collect at the Centra in Portlaw and will enter the festival Dropping off at the Bus drop off point for the GENERAL WEEKEND CAMPSITE ENTRANCE (E1)

Friday 3rd August:

Blue Route – from 12:00hrs to 00:00hs  from Portlaw to the Festival

Blue Route – from 00:00hrs to 04:30hs  from the Festival to Portlaw

Saturday 4th August:

Blue Route – from 12:00hrs to 00:00hs from Portlaw to the Festival

Blue Route – from 02:00hrs to 05:00hrs from the Festival to Portlaw

Sunday 5th & Monday 6th August

Blue Route – from 21:00hrs to 11:00hrs (Monday morning) from the Festival to Portlaw

The shuttle bus leaving the event will pick up at bus drop off/pick point beside the GENERAL WEEKEND CAMPSITE ENTRANCE (E1) entrance and will exit the festival dropping off at the Centra in Portlaw.

ALL TOGETHER NOW – RED SHUTTLE BUS

For festival goers ONLY with one of the following – ALL FAMILY, ALL CAMPERVANS, PODPADS, TANGERINE FIELDS, VIP GUESTS & ARTIST CAMPING (OR VIP GUESTLIST COLLECTION & PERFORMER TICKET COLLECTION)

The Portlaw Shuttle Bus to and from the festival, is for those dropped off in Portlaw by independent bus companies, taxi’s, car drop off & local residents. The shuttle bus will collect at the Centra in Portlaw and will enter the festival Dropping off at the Bus drop off point for the FAMILY, ALL CAMPERVANS, PODPADS, TANGERINE FIELDS, VIP GUESTS & ARTIST CAMPING (E2)

Friday 3rd August:  

Red Route – from 12:00hrs to 00:00hrs from Portlaw to the Festival

Saturday 4th August:

Red Route – from 12:00hrs to 00:00hrs from Portlaw to the Festival

Sunday 5th & Monday 6th August

Red Route – from 12:00hrs to 18:00hrs from Portlaw to the Festival.

Red Route – from 18:00hrs to 03:00hrs from the Festival to Portlaw.

The shuttle bus leaving the event will pick up at bus drop off/pick point beside the FAMILY, ALL CAMPERVANS, PODPADS, TANGERINE FIELDS, VIP GUESTS & ARTIST campsite entrance and will exit the festival dropping off at the Centra in Portlaw.

Bus Eireann Waterford City Shuttle Bus

Bus Eireann will be running a shuttle bus to and from Waterford City direct to the festival site throughout the weekend. Times below & Tickets available here – https://goo.gl/cM8mrW

The shuttle bus will collect at the Bus Eireann Bus Depot in Waterford City Centre and will be dropping off at the Bus drop Off Point (E1) for GENERAL WEEKEND TICKETS (OR TICKETMASTER GENERAL WEEKEND TICKET COLLECTION).

The Bus Eireann shuttle bus leaving the event will pick up at bus drop off/pick point beside the Main campsite entrance (GENERAL WEEKEND CAMPSITE).

FAMILY TICKETS, PODPADS, TANGERINE FIELDS, CAMPERVANS, VIP GUEST TICKETS & ARTIST TICKETS (OR GUESTLIST COLLECTION & PERFORMER TICKET COLLECTION) travelling via Bus Eireann shuttle bus shall remain on the bus until it enters Portlaw where it will drop off at Centra where our dedicated ALL TOGETHER NOW RED SHUTTLE BUS will take you directly to the Family, PODPADS, Tangerine Fields, Campervan, VIP Guest & Performer Campsite Entrance.

IMPORTANT TIMES:

Friday: Campsite Gates – 12pm. Last Ticket Entry 12 Midnight.

Friday: Main Area Opens – 5pm

Saturday: Campsite Gates – 10am. Last Ticket Entry 12 Midnight.

Saturday: Main Area Opens – 10am

 

Sunday: Campsite Gates – 10am. Last Ticket Entry 6pm.

Sunday: Main Area Opens – 10am

Guestlist Collection Box:

Friday: 10am – 10pm

Saturday: 10am – 8pm

Sunday: 10am – 6pm

PLEASE FOLLOW THE RED ROUTE TO ACCESS ONLY FOR GUEST LIST COLLECTION.

Ticketmaster Box Office (Both Entrances):

Friday: 10am-10pm

Saturday: 10am-8pm

Sunday: 10am-6pm

AGE POLICY:

You must be aged 21 or over to gain access to ALL TOGETHER NOW with the exception of children aged 12 or below who must be accompanied by a paying adult. There is a maximum limit of two 12 & under children per adult.

Those wishing to stay in family camping must be accompanied by children aged 12 and under. A family camping ticket allows 1 adult & up to 2 free under 12 children to enter the festival and family campsite. All children 12 & under will need to be registered on arrival.

Persons aged 13-20 years old are not permitted into the festival site.

CHILD REGISTRATION:

Please ensure you register your child before attending the festival – www.alltogethernow.ie/kids-together

 

WEATHER:

We are expecting warm weather during the day over the weekend with temperatures falling at night time so please bring appropriate clothing, stay hydrated and apply sunscreen.

DRINKS:

Can I bring my own alcohol?

Yes, each person on a weekend camping ticket only is allowed to bring 48 cans OR 1 litre of Spirits OR 1.5 litre of Wine for personal consumption. These can be brought into the campsite and main arena. No glass bottles are allowed. Please drink responsibly.

Alcohol can be brought onto site at time of first entry only. There is no re-entry with alcohol once wristbanded.

Can I bring glass bottles?

For safety reasons you are not allowed to bring glass bottles into either the camping or festival site. Alcohol within your limit must be decanted into reusable containers. Any glass items, except for small make-up items and perfume/aftershave will not be permitted into the campsite or festival site. Glass can be decanted into stainless steel bottles or reusable plastic bottles. In coherence with our suitability statement no plastic including bottles will be sold on site.

Can I bring soft drinks?

Yes. We will have water for sale throughout the site is recyclable & fully refillable cartons. We will also have water refilling stations & highly encourage you to bring along a stainless steel bottle.

 

PLASTIC:

We are allowing festival goers to bring plastic and plastic bottles into the festival campsites, as strictly no glass is permitted. We advise to decant into stainless steel bottles or reusable plastic bottles. In accordance with our sustainability policy no single use plastic including bottles will be sold on site.

FOOD:

Can I bring food? Yes, however we will have a wide and varied selection of food stalls to cater for your every need.

PHONE CHARGING:

There will be phone charging stations on site. Please ensure your phones are fully charged before going the festival. (See site map)

TOILETS & SHOWERS:

Toilets will be located around the festival site. Showers will be available in the general campsite, family camping and campervan campsite. (See site map)

ILLICIT & ILLEGAL ITEMS:

The safety and well-being of our attendees is at the forefront of our priorities. Stringent searches will be conducted upon entry to the festival. Anyone found carrying illicit items will have them confiscated and may be removed from the festival and passed over to the Garda as a result.

 

Fireworks, Chinese Lanterns, flares and high power torches are not allowed.

Alcohol (over and above your personal allowance)

Illicit drugs, legal highs or nitrous oxide are not allowed.

Glass (except for small make-up items and perfume/aftershave)

Animals (except guide dogs)  are not allowed.

Anything which could be considered an offensive weapon are not allowed.

Gas Cylinders are not permitted anywhere in the campsite including campervans.

Petrol Generators or liquefied Petroleum Gas is not allowed.

BBQ’s are not allowed.

Gazebos are not allowed.

Flag Poles are not allowed.

Garden Furniture in any form is not allowed.

Laser Pens are not allowed.

Professional photographic equipment is not allowed. (this applies to cameras that have detachable lenses)

Selfie Sticks are not allowed.

Drones are not allowed.

Umbrellas are not allowed.

Spray canisters / Smoke Bombs / Gas canisters are not allowed.

Megaphones are not allowed.

High Vis Clothing is not allowed.

Items for trading are not allowed.

CRIME & DISORDER PREVENTION:

We would suggest if you don’t need an item, don’t bring it especially any valuables! Remember

professional photographic equipment is not permitted at the festival. Items should not be left visible in cars.

 

Try not to put your wallet in your back pocket as this can be an easy target for criminals. If you are not using your phone, put it away so that it is not in reach of an opportunistic individual.

 

If you do lose your phone, the IMEI number on your phone is unique and can be useful when trying to track your phone. Don’t know what your IMEI is – just type *#06#* into your phone and jot it down somewhere before arriving at the festival.

 

If your phone is registered with your operator, they should be able to block your sim if your phone goes missing.

Don’t carry more cash than you need and it’s best to only bring the bank cards that you will be using.

 

We know it is safer to carry smaller amounts of cash; so we have provided visa contactless facilities at the bars on site to minimise the amount of cash you need. If you do need a top up ATMs are also available on site.

 

Please report any crimes as soon as possible to the nearest member of our security teams or a member of the Gardaí on site. Let us know the exact location or nearest landmark and any identifying features you can – clothing etc.

 

Any person participating in anti-social behaviour or causing a disruption may be liable for eviction from the festival site with no re-entry. Eviction will be at the discretion of the festival team and Gardaí.

The Gardaí can be contacted on 051-391629

AVAILABLE ON SITE

 

  • CAMPSITE VILLAGE SHOP

  • (YES IT DOES SELL ICE)

  • ATM

  • GIG LOCKERS

  • PHONE CHARGING

  • SHOWERS

  • DRINKING TAPS

  • FULL STOCKED BARS SEE BELOW MENUS

 

An equal opportunity Folly in Ireland

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THE FOLLY
An equal opportunity Folly in Ireland
Supported by Electric Picnic
Cullahill Castle, County Laois, Saturday 21st July 2018

The brand new event – The Folly, will take place over two nights in the shadows of the majestic old ruins of Cullahill Castle. Dating back to the 1420s, the regal tower will provide a stunning backdrop to the main stage, nestled at the foot of the historic relic.

Taking place over two nights 20th and 21st July 2018, the line-up will feature an equal gender balance of female and male musicians, performers and comedians, featuring some of the best up and coming talent in the country. The initiative is warmly welcomed by Electric Picnic organisers who themselves have begun to address the gender balance issue at festivals with the introduction of an all-female comedy line up on Thursday night at The Hazel Wood stage at this year’s Electric Picnic.The_Folly_LineUp.png

On Friday night, Folly fans will be treated to music from the Nomadic harmony folk duo The Lost Brothers and the young fresh talent of singer songwriter Curtis Walsh representing the male talent. And on the ladies  side will be Holly Macve renowned for her heavenly voice on her spellbinding country and western ballads and singer songwriter Molly Sterling with her emotive alt pop sound.

If it’s a belly laugh you want, The Folly is where you need to be on this magical weekend on Saturday night, as some of Ireland’s finest comedy prodigies and up and coming comedy gems take to the stage over the 2 day festival, including the hilarious Kevin McGahern, Ashlee Bentley, Mark McConnell, Niamh Marron, Eddie Mullarkey, Grace Mulvey, Ronan Grace and Sharon Mannion.

The next best thing about eating food is talking about it! There will be a veritable smorgasbord of food stalls on offer, alongside beverages of alcoholic and non-alcoholic tipples.

Before night time falls on Saturday and the Folly entertainment kicks off, there will be plenty of day time activity with the Cullahill Annual Fair for all ages, a walk up the Cullahill mountain, a farmer’s market, village parade, games for the kids, storytelling, a tour of the hidden history of Cullahill Castle and the first ever PaddyO’s Irish Porridge Making Championship, with Rachel Allen on hand to judge.

Tickets

Tickets for The Folly go on sale Friday 15th June 2018.

There will be a very limited amount of tickets for this very intimate festival.  With capacity capped at 800.

Price

Early bird: €40 for weekend plus booking fee (available until 14th July)

Daily tickets: €25 plus booking fee

Booking:  www.ticketmaster.ie

All ages are welcome at The Folly taking place Friday, 20th July at 7pm – 11:30pm and Saturday, 21st July from 8:30am – 11:30pm.  Children twelve and under go free once accompanied by a ticket holding adult (Limited to max of two children per adult). The Folly Ticket also includes the walk up Cullahill mountain, entrance to PaddyO’s Irish Porridge Championships and the family Cullahill Fair on Saturday. 

 

Parents must use their discretion for the Folly Comedy as there may be adult themes (8.00pm-11.30pm Saturday evening)

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KnockanStockan Music & Arts Festival 2018

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

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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!

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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

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Performance Art

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

Knockan’Sprogs

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!

Faerie Field

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.

DimeStore Tent

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
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.

Unfiltered 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!

Wishbone Stage

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.

Knockan’Sprogs

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.

Art Trail

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

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