Knockanstockan 2012 (photos)

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Knockanstockan is a 3-day, open air, Independent Music and Arts Festival held annually beside the Blessington lakes in Lacken Co. Wicklow.

It is a non-profit festival promoting rock; folk; traditional Irish; world music; spoken word; rap; soul; jazz; contemporary; classical; dance and much more. Added to this Knockanstockan created the ‘Art Trail’, which is comprised of site specific Art Installations and Performances.

Knockanstockan began with the idea that musicians needed to group together to share, showcase and ultimately celebrate their music with friends in order to crack the elusive music industry.

At venues around Dublin the collective of artists known as the ‘Primal Jelly Social Club’ burst onto an stagnant live music scene, creating new platforms for themselves and the city’s other hard-working bands and performers. But more was needed.

The 2012 edition was held from Friday July 27th to Sunday, July 29th at the same location, near Blessiongton lakes, on 4 main stages (Sun, Moon, Circus and Faerie Field) and a few other smaller stages. DublinConcerts.ie have been to the festival on Saturday. Here are some of the photos.

 

 

Lucy Ivan

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