King Kong Company at Body & Soul 2015

Summer Festivals: Glastonbury, Body & Soul, Boomtown, Vestrock, Sunflower Festival & Beautiful Days

MAY 22, 2017 by KKC

In just over a week we play our first summer festival of 2017 and we cannot wait. It’s six weeks since we last ripped up a venue (the sold out gig at The Academy) and we’re rearin’ to get on the road and back onstage again. Below are some of the deadly festivals you’ll get to see us at this summer, keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in case we announce any more 😉

Vestrock, June 3rd (Holland)

We were offered a slot here last summer and sure who would ever turn down a trip to Holland? Definitely not us. The festival was excellent and we played in a massive tent to people had never even heard of us, but they liked us enough to ask us back. We’ll bring the drugged mustard 😉


King Kong Company Glastonbury

Body & Soul & Glastonbury, June 23/24/25 (Ireland & UK)

It’s actually on our collective bucket list to play Glastonbury so being asked this year is really something special. Throw into the mix we’re also playing our favourite Irish festival, the festival that really helped get us known at home, and this entire weekend is shaping up to be something else. It could be so epic, we won’t remember it afterwards.

Glastobury have announced us on Sunday afternoon on the Sonic Stage, Fatboy Slim closes that stage the night before. It holds 5,000 people so if you know anyone send them down to us.

Body & Soul.

Glastonbury (Sunday).

Sunflower Festival, July 28/29/30

About four years ago we played a slot at Sunflower festival, the following year a bigger slot and the next and the next. There’s a reason why we keep making this trip up north each year; for the unbelievable reception we get from people who have seen us each summer and for the sound lads organising it. Keep her lit!


Boomtown, August 10/11/12 (UK)

We have heard so many great things about this festival which is just outside London. We’ve been told it’s the best festival in the UK and everything we’ve read is really building it up for us. Roll on August.


king kong company beautiful days

Beautiful Days, August 18/19/20 (UK)

We’re off to the home of Buckfast for this festival. No that didn’t sway us but we might be taking a detour to Buckfast Abbey on the way over. I can think of worse ways to be spending a weekend 😉 Check out that line up, roadtrip anyone?