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Thanks Mick Caul

Morning all.

Yesterday I asked you to post your favourite memory of an Irish music festival for our competition to win TWO three-day camping passes to this weekend’s KnockanStockan festival in County Wicklow which kicks off today.

You answered in your tens.

Some of your posts made me laugh out loud. Some left me a little confused!

Some were inspirational. And some were really poignant.

This was a tough one to call. So with sincere apologies to Dillon, Rachel, Electriclady and Millie, the tickets go to the reader called The Wha? who gets to bring an old friend to the festival:

The Wha? wrote:

I love music. It was the noughties. It was Oxegen. It was the first time you could buy floral patterned fashionable wellies.
Everyone wanted to go see Richard Ashcroft.
I didn’t. I managed to persuade a bunch of my friends to go see The Who and James Brown on the other stage.James Brown was amazing. It was seeing The Who that made it the best festival experience though.
Nobody knew any of The Who’s songs or why it meant so much for me to see them.
My first love, the guy who brought me to my Debs was mad about The Who. Each song was a memory of the nineties. Remembering the nineties in the noughties through songs of the sixties… magic! I’m back with him now and would love to bring him to KnockanStockan.

Congratulations and thank you all for your great posts.

Last night; Win Nick’s Free Tix

Behold: The BMW X Krautmotors Bauhaus 100 F850 GS – a collaboration celebrating 100 years of the 20th century’s most influential design school.

To wit: a stylistic update of the classic 1969 BMW /5 with the slimline engine from the BMW F 850 GS adventure bike all set in a frame designed using Bauhaus principles of handcrafted geometric minimalism.

The bike is fully functional but really only intended as an exhibition piece.


Get your wellies.

KnockanStockan has firmly established itself as the best festival in the land for new music and certainly has the most picturesque setting looking down on the Blessington lakes.

Thanks to my friends at Good Seed PR, I am offering you the chance to win TWO weekend CAMPING passes for the three-day hooley in County Wicklow which starts TOMORROW.

Featuring an eye-watering array of Irish and international acts over multiple stages, including Soda Blonde (ex-Little Green Cars) and ace DJ Donal Dineen, it promises to be one of the highlights of the summer.

To enter simply tell me below about your favourite experience at an Irish music festival over the years. The answer will be chosen by my Burmese cat Peadar.

Lines MUST close at 1am 7.30am.

Nick says: Good luck!

KnockanStockan 2019

UPDATE: We have a winner

Good grief.


Above back frow from left: Nail Artists Kate O’ Brien, Lynn Collins and Rebecca Mc Parland; front Row, from left: Megan Page with Sinead Rice from the National Gallery of Ireland, Andrea Horan from Tropical Popical and Nail Artist Jo Simpson

This afternoon.

National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2

Members of nail bar Tropical Popical and the National Gallery of Ireland launch RENAILSSANCE; a display at the gallery celebrating a year-long creative partnership which saw Tropical Popical “responding to both the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions at the Gallery”.

And why not.

Brighten up the old ‘coke spoons’ fingernails.


Free tonight?

Tropical Popical

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