The Hot Sprockets, Elaine Mai, Paddy Hanna and more announced for KnockanStockan 2018

30 acts have been announced to kick off proceedings for 2018.

KnockanStockan is getting set for 2018.

30 acts have been announced by festival organisers today with KnockanStockan set to return from 27-29 July. It’s an eclectic mix for 2018 combining the homegrown and international talent.

Bound for Blessington Lakes this year so far are

  • Bantum
  • Humans of the Sesh
  • ROE
  • JyellowL
  • Navá
  • Sim Simma Sound System
  • Bicurious
  • Akora
  • Chancer
  • The Olllam
  • Moon Looks On
  • Spudgun
  • Munky
  • Farah Elle
  • Deborah
  • Yankari
  • The Scratch
  • The Bonk
  • Vernon Jane
  • Slouch
  • The Hot Sprockets
  • Grand
  • Simon Bird
  • Ailie Blunnie
  • Super Silly
  • Wood Burning Savages
  • Paddy Hanna
  • Elaine Mai
  • Cúla Búla
  • Kojaque
Sim Simma Sound System
Sim Simma Sound System

Also planned for this year are new collaborations, new stage designs, new areas to explore, art installations and more. Having taken a break for 2017, it’s all systems go for Blessington this July.

Tickets are already on sale, with Tier 1 and Friday tickets sold out. Weekend camping tier 2 tickets can be picked up at from €135.

Thinking on bringing the younger family members? A family-friendly festival, children 12 and under go free but must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Families must also camp in the designated family camping area. Have a listen to some of the artists below to get a feel for the weekend.

Listen: KnockanStockan 2018 Playlist


Ken McGuire

The one who kicked off back in the heady days of 2005. Now a radio head at KCLR, award-winning podcaster, producer, food blogger at Ken On Food, music nerd and everything else in between.

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