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KnockanStockan Independent Music Festival
|Location(s)||Blessington, County Wicklow|
KnockanStockan is an Irish independent music festival now in its tenth year. 2016 dates are 22nd 23rd 24th July . Each year the festival takes place overlooking the Blessington lakes in Wicklow. In 2008, KnockanStockan won "Best Small Festival" at the Irish Festival Awards. In 2012, KnockanStockan was shortlisted for the Irish Times - The Ticket Festival Awards. Knockanstockan 2014 was held from July 25–26, 2014.
The communities of Lacken and Ballyknockan have become an integral part of the KnockanStockan music festival since it began in 2007. The support and co-operation of the residents has been and still is vital to the continual growth and success of the festival. KnockanStockan believe that giving back to the community is top priority.
To date they have helped to raise thousands for numerous community and youth initiatives within the area, that includes a new school, and plans to build a new community centre. Since 2010 KnockanStockan produced a series of compilation cds. The first in the series featured music from Enemies,The Hot Sprockets and spook of the thirteenth lock. The cd was on sale for 9.99 euro from the online 'knockanshop' along with various other merchandise and memorabilia.
On April 7, 2011 local Dublin and Bray bands from the festival line up took to the streets of Dublin to promote the festival with a 'Busk Mob' singing classic rock hits grabbing the attention of passers by. Website below shows a video of the event.
Irish Festival Awards
In 2012, KnockanStockan was nominated for six Irish Festival Awards. Including;
- Best Small Festival
- Best Line Up
- Social Responsibility Award