Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Festival news: KnockanStockan


The little festival that could, can and will...

KnockanStockan returns to Blessington Lakes at the end of July with festival organisers recently releasing details of the 2013 line-up. The non-profit knees-up has proven time and again to be a superb showcase of alternative Irish talent with over 150 bands and artists announced for this year's lakeside get-together. With Cork nicely represented by The Altered Hours, The Vincent(s) and more, it's also great to see past G-Man Presents... performers We Arrive Alive and John Blek & The Rats confirmed for the July session which has a pretty stellar homegrown line-up this year.

Other highlights include Enemies, Croupier, Nanu Nanu, Overhead, The Albatross, Myles Manley & The Little People Girl Band and Tandem Felix. List junkies check out the full line-up below.

- Enemies - Blind Yackety - Cocaine Ponytail - Liza Flume - Croupier
- Corner Boy - The Hot Sprockets - Nanu Nanu - The Calvinists - Earthship
- Fox.E & The Good Hands - Hassle Merchants - John Blek & The Rats - The Eskies
- Juhn Echo - Land Of ThE Giants Markas Carcas - Arrow In The Sky - The City Apples
- New Secret Weapon - Conor Linnie New Valley Wolves - The Multiverse
- Punch Face Champions - Quincy - Redwoods - Crow Black Chicken - Ross Breen
- Rufus Coates & The Blackened Trees - Sarah Red - Saucy Jack & The Bang Bang Band
- Mikey & The Scallywags - Sinead White - Stephen Young & The Union - Tandem Felix
- Raglans - Rob Steenson & The Apartment Six Club - The FitzaFrenic - Rocher
- The Radioactive Grandma - The Rusty Fixtures - Tod Doyle & The Troubled - Veroa - She's A Beauty
- Wyvern Lingo - King Kong Company - In Their Thousands - Kasper Rosa - Colour//Sound
- The Indecent Cigar Emporium - Mutefish - Those Creeps - Overhead, The Albatross - Tied To Machines
- The Urchin Collective - Val Normal - Girl Band - Zaska - We Arrive Alive
- The Cravingz - Tic Til Friday - Mongoose - The Barley Mob - Cat Dowling - Sive
- The Greasy Coat String Band - Myles Manley & The Little People
- VANN MUSIC - King Modo - Mossy Nolan - Slow Skies - Leading Armies Gypsy Rebel Rabble
- More Than Conquerors - Willow Sea - My Fellow Sponges - Slackers Symphony - Orchid Collective - Sails
- Cold Comfort - Radio Friendlies - The Salad Circus - Mumblin' Deaf Ro - The Stoney Brokes - LaFaro
- Twin Headed Wolf - The Cujo Family - Psy Am - Worries Outernational - Psytori - The Yips - Siam
- Old Hannah - Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters - Tiny Fingers - Anunitu - Spirit Riders - The Young Folk
- Sen Lotus - Elevation Falls - The Northern Drones - Miles Iwes - The Vincent(s) - Blazin 38s
- Kerouac - The Boneyard Collective - White Trash & The Spearheaded Sparraw Hawks - GKB - Tamala & The Clark Family - Sixth String Out - Sophis D Kate - Bandia - Sotols - Sorcha Richardson
- The Ragmen - Daydream Regime - Kapitals - Jef Jef Jef - Swords
- Real Horrorshow - Ste O Brien - Hot Colossus - Sal Vitro - Bee Mick See
- Cfit - Lotus Eater - Saint John The Gambler - Adi Sharma - Garr Cleary
- Ghost Estates - Michael Lovatt - Lights Camera Sundown Tongue Bundle - Yatha-bhuta
- Stevie Cliff - The Boo Box - The Forbidden Itch - The Urges
- Spunje - Pete & The Purehearts - Rag & Bone Stomp - Qpop - The Amazing Few - Laura Ann Brady
- Mixile - Brian Keary - Daithi - Barry Krishna - Nursery Crimes - Andy Earley - Zyme - The Viking Project
- Noise Machine - Hugh Taggart & Friends - The Hip-Neck Blues Collective - The Altered Hours - Oddsocks

Watch/listen to a Youtube playlist featuring ten KnockanStockan artists below.


For more on KnockanStockan visit:


- KnockanStockan takes place in Blessington Lakes, Co. Wicklow from 26th-28th July
- Tickets are priced at €95 for a 3-day camping ticket and available over on knockanstockan.ie


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