- 08 Aug 22
A new mural will also be unveiled at the pre-show session.
Ahead of their highly anticipated set at Falls Park in Belfast this Friday, August 12, as part of Féile an Phobail, KNEECAP have announced a special pre-gig session at the city's Hawthorn Bar.
Kicking off at 5.30pm on Friday in the West Belfast pub, the session will feature tunes courtesy of The Mary Wallopers – fresh from their lauded set at All Together Now.
The event will also involve the unveiling of a new mural, and will serve as a chance to buy new KNEECAP merch ahead of the Féile gig.
Come down to the hawthorn bar 5.30 on Friday to warm up for the gig 💨
Mural unveil & tunes with sexy @marywallopers 🐷
We’ll also have new merch for sale at the hawthorn, won’t have any on sale at Féile
Féile 🎟 https://t.co/FcpgUBDvah pic.twitter.com/eZZh3IPxGA
— KNEECAP (@KNEECAPCEOL) August 7, 2022
The acclaimed Irish hip-hop group are set to play the major show at Falls Park alongside Imelda May and Damien Dempsey – with Dea Matrona and Fiona Bevan supporting. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster now.
Féile an Phobail was established in 1988, in response to the conflict in the north of Ireland, as a celebration of the local community. It is now, according to its website, the largest community arts festival in Ireland, with a year-round programme of events.
KNEECAP – whose debut album is reportedly "en route" – have already had a busy festival season this year, and are set to play their first gig on continental Europe on August 15, with a set at Sziget in Budapest.
They're also set to be the subject of an upcoming feature film from BAFTA Scotland-winning writer/director Rich Peppiatt – which was one of the winners of the 2021 Mother Tongues Awards.
— KNEECAP (@KNEECAPCEOL) August 3, 2022