King Kong Company
King Kong Company
Festival Marquee (Writer’s Square)
Friday 10 September, 8.00pm
The story so far: King Kong Company are a band from Waterford – five blokes and a Boxhead.
In 2011 they started putting out one video a month, put on their first gig in 2012 and played Indiependence on the back of a truck at 2am to 20 people.
Soon after Body & Soul heard a track and booked them for an early Sunday evening at Electric Picnic where they got lucky and played to, maybe, thousands.
Thinking they had now made it, they tried to get a Dublin gig and, a well known, but won’t be named, Dublin venue turned them down saying they’d be lucky to get 100 people to it. But the Sugar Club offered them a gig, and it sold out. Then the Button Factory sold out (5 times so far), The Academy (4 times) and they sold out The Olympia, but only the one time (they’re not The Script).
They’ve also stuck 13,000 people in a tent at Electric Picnic for Sunday Mass, had thousands of hedonists lay siege to the Body & Soul arena for their stuffed to the gills lock in that closed the legendary stage.
And in between there’s been tracks, an album produced by The Prodigy’s producer Neil McLellan, a Buckfast beer, Glastonbury, a robot, All Together Now, late nights, parties, early mornings, ferries, Prague, London, Newcastle, the Cork Opera House, the proposal, broken down vans, Spraoi, a Best Band in Ireland award and stuff that should never end up in print. Now you’re all caught up.
But are you ready for the next bit? Catch KKC in our Festival Marquee in CQAF 2021 for an unforgettable experience.
Doors 7.45pm | Limited Unreserved Seating
Covid protocol – Marquee
CQAF is committed to facilitating the return of live entertainment and the gradual reopening of events. However the safety of our audiences, artists, volunteers and staff remains paramount.
As a condition of entry, ticket holders are being asked to demonstrate their Covid status on entry by providing ONE of the following;
·Proof of full vaccination: both doses received (with the second at least 14 days prior to the event)
· Proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test taken no more than 48 hours prior to your arrival at the event
· Proof of natural covid antibodies based upon a positive PCR test within 180 days of the event (including 10 days self-isolation following the result)
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