Due to phenomenal demand, Belfast-based, Irish language rap Kneecap have announced a second night in 3Olympia Theatre on Wednesday 13th December 2023. The news comes following their latest successful UK tour, news of their upcoming big screen debut and the release of their single ‘It’s Been Ages’.
Tickets priced from €27.40 including booking fees & restoration levy on sale now via Ticketmaster.
Condemned by politicians, beloved by fans, kicked out of their own gigs, and packing festival tents to overflow, Kneecap are a cultural phenomenon.
Since they emerged from a squat in West Belfast,, Kneecap have created their own genre of Irish punk rap, melding the Irish and English language with electrifying energy, and spearheading a cultural revival. With shows and tracks that flip between satirical performance art and rampageous raves, meet Móglaí Bap, Mo Chara, and DJ Provaí. Crashing into the consciousness with the release of, C.E.A.R.T.A., a track and video inspired by a police chase while protesting for Irish language rights, they’ve proceeded to run rampage across small rooms and massive festivals in Ireland, the UK, and the US, leaving a bemused media and captivated followers in their wake.
Heralded by the New York Times, the LA Times, Dazed, Vice, i-D, the Guardian, and others, Kneecap’s irreverent, complex, and potent lyrics speak to a time of political upheaval, youthful rebellion and discontent.
Earlier this month, it was announced that a dark comedy based on the bands formation, written and directed by Rich Peppiatt (“One Rogue Reporter”) has just wrapped shooting in Northern Ireland and will be screened at the GREAT8 showcase at Cannes Film Festival 2023.
"We’re buzzing to show people a side of Belfast that isn’t about guns, bombs and death” Kneecap said of the film, “To give an insight into the youth culture that has been born out of that madness – we all needed a break from it and there’s revenge in our laughter." - Kneecap.
Kneecap is a movement, one about upending preconceptions about language and place, and reimagining what rap can be as a creative and cultural force, rooted in community, craic, and defiance.