- 31 Jul 23
The hip-hop trio are gearing up for another daytime event at Hawthorn Bar, following last year's controversial mural unveiling...
After attracting the condemnation of some of the North's most prominent politicians with last year's event, KNEECAP are set to unveil a new mural at West Belfast's Hawthorn Bar on Friday, August 11, at 3pm.
The event – which will also feature live music, a merch sale, and "some craic for the kids" – is a celebration of the Irish hip-hop group's biggest gig to date, for Féile an Phobail, taking place at Falls Park in Belfast later that evening.
"Can't wait to be back on the Stephen Nolan show," KNEECAP joked on Instagram, referencing the controversy sparked by last year's mural, which depicted a PSNI Land Rover in flames.
“The funny thing is, the atmosphere there was the most fucking wholesome craic you’ll have, ever,” Móglaí Bap told Hot Press last year. “People singing folk songs, kids playing hurling and gaelic…”
The sun shining down on our fine piece of art 🔥 pic.twitter.com/jxyjdq09lD
— KNEECAP (@KNEECAPCEOL) September 14, 2022
You can read the full in-depth interview here.
KNEECAP's upcoming Féile an Phobail gig follows an action-packed few months for the trio, made up of Móglaí Bap, Mo Chara and DJ Próvaí. Earlier this summer, they featured on award-winning composer Lorne Balfe's Book Of The Bard (Music Inspired by Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves) – a companion album to the big-budget film, starring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Hugh Grant.
KNEECAP's own eagerly anticipated feature film, directed by Rich Peppiatt, also took part in the prestigious Great8 showcase at the Cannes Film Market earlier this year.
The group are set to embark on a North American tour on October 1 – featuring shows in Toronto, Boston, New York, Virginia, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Tickets for KNEECAP's show at Falls Park in Belfast are on sale now. See feilebelfast.com for more information.
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