Time to start thinking about Summer ’16 everyone.

KnockanStockan Music & Arts Festival 2016 tickets go on sale tomorrow.

KnockanStockan returns in 2016 for its 10th blowout on the shores of Blessington Lakes. To celebrate this big birthday the festival will return to three days of frolics and revelry on the 22nd, 23rd & 24th of July.

Limited Early Bird Tickets ‘ahead of Christmas go on sale this Friday 11th at 9am for €80 + booking fee, via knockanstockan.ie

With the return of the Sunday comes the added bonus of even more gems of Independent Irish and International music bringing the total number of acts into the hundreds over the weekend.

This winning format has seen the festival scoop up all sorts of Festival Awards over the last decade including Best Line Up, Best Small Festival, Best Family Festival & Best Social Responsibility Award.

This year the festival’s music bookers are on the ground already scouting for Irish artists to release a bill that promises to be full of mystery and marvel including beasts of Irish music performing as “Honorary Guests”

As always KnockanStockan has an open call for acts to submit their music via www.knockanstockan.ie. Applications are open this Friday 11th December via this form- http://goo.gl/forms/fcMNkL8Hee

Marvels to ingnite your imagination throughout the weekend include hand crafted stages, intimate music venues curated by Irish music collectives, delicious artisan treats, acrobats, aerialists, aero dynamic dancers, burlesque show, poets, circus folk, hoola hoopers, holistic area to cleanse the soul, fire circles, boutique tipis, bell tents & yurts to rent, family field, campervan grounds, garnished with visual artistry for the beautiful mind.

“KnockanStockan is mesmerisingly pretty”

The Independent (Aoife Kelly)

“Few Irish Festivals are as intimate, welcoming and as packed with talent as KnockanStockan.”
The Irish Times (Ian Malaney)

“KnockanStockan is a love at first sight affair”
Festival & Gig Guide

“A small festival with a big soul”
Hot Press

“…best kept secret on the Irish festival circuit.”

“One of the countries most beloved celebrations of homegrown indie music”
Metro Herald

If there was a competition for the prettiest festival site in Ireland, Knockanstockan would take some beating.
The Irish Times (Lauren Murphy)

“KnockanStockan manages to deliver a diverse playbill musical acts and spectrums, highlighting the indigenous talent of Ireland like no other festival; proving the heartbeat of the independent music scene in Ireland still pulses strongly in the process.”
GoldenPlec.com, 2015.

“The atmosphere at Knockanstockan is one of its main selling points and it’s something that you just can’t manufacture…The brilliant KnockanStockan Festival continues to march to the beat of it’s own drum.”
Marie Madden, Her.ie