The independent festival KnockanStockan is now on a year-long break to return in 2018 (see my How Music Works with organiser Bettine McMahon).
Luke Sweetman of Little Beast Films put together a mini-documentary featuring the festival’s key players talking about their time with the festival so far.
“KnockanStockan has been a part of my life on and off for 10 years, about 5 years ago we (Little Beast) went down and shoot our first videos at KS.
We do a lot of music related work including filming other festivals and Knockan is unique. We all have some understanding of the pros and cons of large musical events; money is the goal and music is not always at the forefront.
The one thing that I can say with complete confidence is that the organisers and volunteers who make KnockanStockan happen to have a deep and passionate love of music, and I think this love is embraced and shared by the audience that attends.
With this mini doc, we wanted to show how the collective effort of a few hundred combine with the rambunctious partying of thousands to make a wild weekend of music and frolic.
We can’t all like the same things but we can nearly all appreciate music’s capacity to get us closer to each other and ourselves.
In the words of a friend; peace, love and revolution.”
Esme McNamee – Cinematographer
Peter Madden – Editor /Cameraman
Sarah Dunphy – Camerawoman
Joseph Ingersoll – Cameraman/Ronin Opet
Dylan Murphy – Downloader/runner
Luke Sweetman – Director
Túcan – Astrofolk
The Hot Sprockets – Chant
The Hot Sprockets – Head over Heels
Booka Brass Band – Make That Do Noise
Travis Oaks – Black Light
Woven Skull – Cattlemart Crows