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Knockengorroch Festival

Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 May, 2024
Knockengorroch in Kirkcudbrightshire

About Knockengorroch Festival

World Music

Knockengorroch Festival is the seminal outdoor roots music festival in Scotland. Located deep in the Southern Uplands in a river valley on Knockengorroch farm, the area was recently awarded Dark Skies status - one of the best places on the planet to see the stars... and see the stars you will...

The musical line-up is a melting pot of world, folk, fusion and dub reggae with electronica, hip-hop and drum n bass thrown in for good measure - both live and DJed.

As well as music, cabaret, spoken word, comedy and dance all take place across five venues, from the mighty open air stage, turf roofed and built from locally sourced timber, to a Berber tent, to the Celtic Longhouse venue, a willow wattled re-creation of an iron age dwelling.  

There is a sauna, dedicated children's activities, workshops in arts, crafts, heritage and environmental subjects, fire shows, flash mobs, real ales, 'knocktails' and food stalls.  Knockengorroch even has its own ale the 'Knock Ale' and its own chocolate 'chocengorroch'. 

The Knockengorroch Festival site was a populated village in ancient times and the festival re-populates the valley for the four days of the event.  The festival's motif of a highland cow is a reminder of the ancient beasts that the people in times gone depended on and worshipped.

Run by a family who either live or grew up at Knockengorroch, and presided over by the family's cows who witness the festival fun from the safe confines of the opposite river bank. Knockengorroch Festival is set to be a whole world unto itself and one you may not want to leave.


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Knockengorroch Festival

808 State / A.Skillz / DR Meaker / Eva Lazarus / Mungo's Hi Fi / Bombskare / Peatbog Faeries / Honeyfeet / Nightwave / Freear / Radikal Guru / DJ Rap / John Fairhurst / The Breath / YOKO PWNO / Banco de Gaia / Queen Omega / Vixen Sound / Neil Landstrumm / FLEX / Mairi Campbell / John Anderson / Cera Impala / Maranta / The Wierdstring Band / ChokKa / Kajsa Balto / Corran / Divergence / Dyur / Fredy Clue / Egebamyasi / Jiginaboot / Luisa Brown / The Tattie Ankles / Morag Brown / Lewis Powell-Reid / Muckle Spree / Nema-Kuta / Pilgrims Society / Ruby Geddes / Sam Grassie / Tarns Dub / Con’tylia / Ewan Macintyre / CCTV / Frankie Archer / Ríoghnach Connolly / Zor / Heatnavi / The Positive Experience / Jemima Thewes / Wailing Sìdhe / Kathryn Tickell / The Darkening / LANES / Chapel Perilous / Malin Makes Music / N’famady Kouyaté / The Royal Souls / Ape House / Auld Reekie String Band / Binky Blue / Both Hands / Cosmic Triceratops / Thundermoon

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Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 May, 2024
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Knockengorroch Festival 2024 takes place Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26 May 2024.

Knockengorroch Festival is located in Galloway in south west Scotland. The address and postcode is:

Carsphairn, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 3TJ

Alll ages are welcome at Knockengorroch Festival, however all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Our buoyant bar and stage opens at lunchtime, giving plenty of time to park, position your camper, pitch your tent and greet old friends. You’ll also have time to browse our global shopping and food stalls, even go for a walk in our stunning upland glen – the views are fantastic from just a little way up Dodd Hill! Our iconic longhouse venue is also open for some brilliant acoustic music late into the night.

Workshops begin at 9am each morning and continue throughout the day. The music stages begin from 12 noon and the dance venues continue until 5am.

There are options to camp further away from the dance tents if you are concerned about noise. Just make sure you turn up early and ask the stewards about the best place.

Please contact us at https://www.knockengorroch.org.uk/contact/ or call the fest office on 01644 460662