In the build-up to Knockanstockan 2016 TLMT has asked acts from this year’s line-up to choose their own festival mixed-tape, and tell us about what they’re looking forward seeing at Blessington in July.
This time it’s the turn of alternative-pop artist i am niamh. Read below to see what Niamh had to say and check out who she’s chosen for her Knockanstockan playlist. Photo credit: Julie McCoy.
It’s my first time at Knockanstocken , I can’t not wait to get there! I’ve heard stories of magical realms, beautifully music moments in stunning surroundings. I’m honoured to be part of such a great line up, it really highlights the top talent in Ireland.
It was difficult to pick out my top favourites, but here we are. Get ready to bop with Booka brass band, be memorised by Meltybrains, jump around with No Monster Club, chill with Come On Live Long , boogie with The Hot Sprokets, melt with Naoise Roo, laugh with White Mice, jaw drop with Elm and dance your ass of with the unmissable Donal Dineen and Bad Bones.
And if your still alive come see what i am at!
1. No Monster Club – Sion
2. Naoise Roo – For You
3. Bad Bones – Lang
4. Elm – Amends
5. Donal Dineen – Parish Live at Bosy & Soul 2011
6. Meltybrains – The Vine
7. Come On Live Long – For the Birds
8. The Hot Sprockets – Head Over Heels
9. White_Mice – Mouthtrumpet Song
10. Booka Brass Band – Crazy In Love
Knockanstockan 2016 will take place from Friday, July 22nd to Sunday, July 24th at Blessington Lakes, County Wicklow. For more information visit knockanstockan.ie.
Tickets for Knockanstockan music & arts festival 2016 are on sale now via eventbrite.ie and are priced at: €115 (weekend camping) / €50 (Sunday) & €35 (campervan) – plus booking fee.
The Last Mixed Tape: Irish-indie blog run by music critic Stephen White.