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Dillon Quinn in his KnockanStockan Festival outfits

Last week, Limerick fashion designer Dillon Quinn landed VERY LATE free tickets with the ‘sheet to see the KnockansSockan festival in Blessington Lakes, County Wicklow.

He promised to dress up.

Above are the festival-friendly outfits Dillon sported throughout the weekend.

Dillon writes:

The bodysuit is from a vintage store I work for called Spice Vintage in Limerick. All the vintage is hand picked by Grace (the owner) from vintage that’s 20 years old!

The boiler suit (black outfit with 777) is from Dublin Vintage factory. A festival essential! Keeps you warm & you can wear as pants which I did for the 3rd look….

…The 3rd look (Pic 1) is just a cropped vintage tee with a harness I made myself from old elastics & hardware from the tent materials….

In fairness.

Dillon Quinn

Last week: Win Nick’s Free Tix

Last weekend.

Blessington Lake, County Wicklow.

Scenes from the KnockanStockan Festival 2019, a gorgeous showcase for indie acts from home and ‘abroad’.

They say:

Wow…what an unbelievable weekend, thank you for being you, thanks for being deadly and the best collection of people in a field. We have always said it’s everyone that makes KnockanStockan so special and this year you all shined like absolute diamonds. From the bottom of our hearts we love you all.


Already underway.

The final line-ups for this weekend’s KnockanStockan festival beside the Blessington lakes  [County Wicklow] have been announced (see above).

See you in the Rasher Factory?

Knockanstockan 2019


Further to our competition for two FREE camping tickets to KnockanStockan and the announcement of a winner this morning.

Aptly-named Good Seed PR have made use of a SECOND pair of tickets to runner up Dillon Quinn, who melted hearts with this entry:

My favourite festival experience was dressing two girls in my own designs at Body & Soul this year for their own sustainable fashion talk at The Living Lab. It was a dream to see my work showcased at such a big festival & the talk was excellent! Really added a highlight to my festival weekend & that evening I seaw my favorite rapper Cupcakke!!!! How can I top that festival? Maybe at Knockanstockan ;) I know I won’t forget it!

Thanks all.

Earlier: KnockanStockan Winner

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

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


Ten-Year Story.

The 2006-2016 story of one of the best indie festivals in the land – KnockanStockan – which lit up in Blessington Lakes, Co Wicklow every July.

On a break next year but returning in 2018, the festival and Little Beast Films put this film together to reflect on the last decade of independent music.

In fairness.