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KING KONG COMPANY, BLACK BOX, BELFAST
As part of this years NI Science Festival and showcasing the best in Irish electronic
music we are delighted to bring King Kong Company to Belfast's Black Box
on 18th Feb 2017. King Kong Company have rocked Sunflowerfest to its core
the past two years. as well as a multitude of other festivals and sold out gigs
up and down the country.
“Brace yourself for the blast as these instrument wielding apes light the fuse on a stick of explosive dubby electro bedlam” (Irish Times)
Critics and fans have been raving about King Kong Company in blogs, in tweets and in the fields of Irelands biggest festivals. The seven piece who sound more like a DJ than a band, have been described as BRILLIANT (TheSkinny.co.uk) INCREDIBLE (State.ie) and, not to overuse the word; BRILLIANT by Goldenplec.com. Just this summer they played to packed fields at Sunflowerfest, Castlepalooza, Vantastival, Body & Soul (where they filled the mainstage at lunchtime), Phase One, Barndance and two shows at this year’s Electric Picnic. The first was a surprise slot on the Body & Soul stage (where the promoters took to Twitter to say they “tore up the mainstage”) the second was an end of festival set on The Salty Dog stage on Sunday night. Let’s just say that ship was well and truly wrecked by the time they were finished with it!
King Kong Company burst onto the live scene just two years ago. Having been holed up in a studio releasing one music video every month for the year before that. They had intended to only play one gig in their hometown of Waterford, but when 700 people showed up to it, that put paid to that notion. Fast forward two years later and the band’s manic live shows have seen them become one of the most talked about live acts on these shores.
Stay tuned for more upcoming announcements.