King Kong Company are a Waterford band known for their 90s-inspired electronica, music videos and schemes.
Their latest of the later is the result of a collaboration with YellowBelly Beer, and is a Buckfast-infused beer called Commotion Lotion.
Commotion Lotion is a beer specifically for festivals so it comes in a 330ml can and is available in craft beer shops form Thursday, just in time for Body&Soul, which the band play on Saturday, before heading to play Glastonbury on Sunday.
Northern Ireland’s only three-day music and arts festival Sunflowerfest has announced its first acts headed for Tubby’s Farm, Hillsborough from 28th – 30th July 2017.
Under the theme of A Parallel Universe, the following acts are playing:
King Kong Company
Beans on Toast
Electric Swing Circus
Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer
Too Many T’s
Chinooq & Stayin Low
Decomposing in Paris
Emma Lou & The Agenda
Henry Cluney Band
Roisin El Cherif
School of Rock
Single by Sunday
Warriors of the Dystoteque
Sunflowerfest has gained a reputation as a fine independent music festival and features 6 stages of music, interactive arts and some of the finest food NI has to offer (Boojum and more) – all while keeping a close check on environmental impact – via eco-friendly camping options including 100% recyclable, pre-pitched cardboard tents (weighing a sturdy sixteen kilograms sothey won’t blow away).
Tickets for Sunflowerfest start at just £74.95 (includes 2 children, aged 15 and under) and £64.95 for students. Additional bands, artists, and activities will be announced via Sunflowerfest’s website, Facebook, and Twitter. Notes to Editors: Online Ticket Portal – Paylogic https://sunflowerfest.co.uk/tickets/
The theme of A Parallel Universe means a focus on futurism with festival organiser Micgael Magowan saying:
“Since 2002, over 7000 native trees including beech, birch, ash, alder, willow, hazel, and oak have been planted on-site. “The festival’s electronic music venue ‘The Moot’ and the festivals picturesque Pond Stage were crafted 5-years ago from renewable pine logs. We strive to foster a sense of community and connection both during the festival and at Tubby’s Farm generally. While visiting the festival, people from all walks of life can enjoy yoga, meditation, interactive and educational workshops as well as inspirational talks from individuals who share creative and eco-friendly interests. We’re proud to share our home in the countryside – a collective, beautiful, piece of heaven on earth. We are just the caretakers for the generations to come. ”
Waterford electro-rock band of buzzers King Kong Company made their name with a series of music videos that grew their audience and established the groundwork for a live show that has only grown their reputation and lead to regualr sold out shows around the country.
With more dates forthcoming and a European record label deal sorted, the band decided to do something different.
The band are offering stems of their tracks to anyone with an interest in remixing their songs. They’ve decided to crown the best remix that comes back with €1,000.