- 13 May 19
With their commitment to showcasing Irish artists, Knockanstockan has emerged as one of the top festivals on the Irish summer circuit. Here's everything you need to know.
Date: July 19-21
Location: Blessington Lakes, County Wicklow
Major Artists: PowPig, Junior Brother, Just Mustard, Bicurious, Happyalone, Joshua Burnside, THUMPER, KNEECAP, The Wood Burning Savages, Jealous of the Birds, Ye Vagabonds, Wastefellow, Vernon James, Mango X Mathman, JyellowL, Cherym and more
Summary: This festival is an Irish occasion like no other. It’s equipped with nine different areas total (including six stages), each playing host to unique aesthetics from a super-sized circus tent to a Danish club to a town furnished entirely with wooden sculpture. The jam-packed lineup spotlights artists from Ireland and abroad with a wide array of musical styles – rap, indie, punk, pop and more will all be heard echoing through the sprawling Wicklow countryside. If you’re looking for something more than music, you needn’t even leave the festival grounds. Games, poetry readings, beatboxers, fire pits and campsites border Blessington Lake, intertwining this festival inseparably with the natural beauty of the land it celebrates.
Don’t Miss: Derry bubblegum-punk band Cherym, whose peppy tunes and contagious energy make for a fun set you’ll be humming all the way home.
For more details, go to https://knockanstockan.ie/
(Photo: Spirit Animal Stage Knockanstockan 2018, by Michelle Geraghty)