Christmas has well and truly come early this year with the announcement that, after a one-year hiatus, everyone’s favourite festival KnockanStockan is to return in 2018.

The 11th incarnation of the festival will take place on the 28th and 29th of July and will remain in its usual beautiful location by the Blessington Lakes in Wicklow.

Tickets for the festival, prices for which have not yet been released, will go on sale at 9am on Friday November 17th.

Meanwhile, applications to play at the festival are open already and can be found here.