Knockanstockan, one of Ireland's most popular small-scale independent music festival, has added nine more acts to its line-up.

The festival - held at the Blessington Lakes in Co. Wicklow on July 24th and 25th, always has a strong focus on Irish bands and artists.

The new names added today are:

Rusangano Family
Hot Cops
Land Of The Giants
Sinead White
Kicking Bird
King Modo
Sarah Red
Green Monkey

They join the previously-announced O Emperor, New Secret Weapon, The Eskies, Tucan and many more. 

Tickets are on sale now, while a charity compilation album in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust will be launched at Dublin's Button Factory on June 11th. The album, 'Growing Home', features many acts on this year's festival bill and was put together by students from the Sound Training Centre.