- 11 Aug 23
Watch the unveiling in the video below
As part of their special event at the Hawthorn Bar in West Belfast this afternoon, KNEECAP have unveiled a new mural – a large-scale version of their well-known 'England Get Out Of Ireland' stickers.
The event is being held ahead of the Irish hip-hop group's biggest headline gig to date, for Féile an Phobail, taking place at Falls Park in Belfast later this evening.
So far, it hasn't sparked the same sort of social media frenzy as last year's mural – which depicted a PSNI Land Rover in flames.
Prominent loyalist Jamie Bryson, however, has been actively posting online throughout the day, condemning the fact that KNEECAP were profiled by the BBC today, in the run-up to their gig – which he dubbed a "hate-fest".
— Jamie Bryson (@JamieBrysonCPNI) August 11, 2023
KNEECAP have responded to Bryson in typical form:
— KNEECAP (@KNEECAPCEOL) August 11, 2023
Tonight's 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.
Watch the unveiling of the new mural below:
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