credit: Peadar Gill

Kneecap

A frighteningly articulate rap group from Belfast, Kneecap seamlessly merge Irish with English, satire with socially conscious lyrics, and reality with absurdity. Theirs is a voice which comes screaming from the too-often deprived areas of the North of Ireland, speaking in a language which is too-often ignored. It makes for a suitably electrifying and unique blend of “explosive delivery, graphic humour and unrelenting charm (that’s) reminiscent of early Eminem” (LA Times).

Kneecap are Mo Chara, Móglaí Bap, and DJ Próvaí. Their first release - 2017’s C.E.A.R.T.A - was banned from Irish radio station RTÉ due to ‘drug references and cursing’. The ban in no way influenced the band’s future output.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Events featuring Kneecap

Mar 14, 2024
1:00am — 1:50am
Mar 14, 2024
2:00pm — 2:30pm
Presented by
SXSW DAY PARTY: FLOOD
Mar 15, 2024
12:00am — 12:40am
Presented by
Music From Ireland
About
From:
Belfast, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland
Subgenre:
Garage
Professional Connections
Kneecap is seeking the following:
  • Brand Partnership
  • Gear Endorsement
  • Sync/Music Supervisors